Core Faculty

DREAMS-CDTR Core Faculty are scientists throughout Northern California who lead innovative research to address various aspects of diabetes disparities.

Drs. Adams, Schillinger, Schmittdiel, and Karter also serve as DREAMS-CDTR core faculty.  With expertise in clinical medicine, disparities, and innovation methodological approaches to address inequities, they are all uniquely well-positioned to collaboratively realize the DREAMS-CDTR vision and goals of reducing health inequities in Northern and Central California. 

Sanjay Basu, MD , PhD

Core Faculty, National Resources Core

Director of Research, Harvard Center for Primary Care

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Marianne Bitler, PhD

Core Faculty, National Resources Core

Professor of Economics, UC Davis

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Susan Brown, PhD

Co-Lead, HEAT Core

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis

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Anjali Gopalan, MD, MS

Core Faculty, HEAT Core

Research Scientist I, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

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Rita Hamad, MD, PhD

Core Faculty, National Resources Core

Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, UCSF

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Alka Kanaya, MD

Co-Lead, MDI Core

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

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Abby King, PhD

Core Faculty, HEAT

Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford Medicine

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Courtney Lyles, PhD

Core Faculty, MDI Core

Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF 

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Romain S. Neugebauer, PhD

Associate Director/Co-Lead, MDI

Research Scientist III, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

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A. Susana Ramirez, PhD

Core Faculty, HEAT Core

Assistant Professor, UC Merced

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Mary Reed, DrPH

Core Faculty, MDI Core

Research Scientist III, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

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Hilary Seligman, MD MAS

Core Faculty, HEAT Core

Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

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