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Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Potential impact of brief behavioral interventions to improve adjustment, coping, medical adherence, and cardiovascular health among cardiac patients.
Psychosocial challenges of patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).
Assessment and training in evidence-based psychological therapies.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our basic research program focuses on understanding the roles of virus-host interactions in viral infection and disease pathogenesis via molecular and systems virology single cell approaches. This program is combined with translational efforts to apply this knowledge for the development of broad-spectrum host-centered antiviral approaches to combat emerging viral infections, including dengue, encephalitic alphaviruses, and Ebola, and means to predict disease progression.
Kirsti Weng Elder MD/MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Dr. Weng is the Section Chief of General Primary Care. She has over 25 years of experience caring for patients in primary care, urgent care and in the hospital. She is also a teacher of students and residents. As a leader in primary care re-design, she is passionate about practicing patient-centered medicine. She is a an advocate of Mindfulness Self-compassion to develop equanimity. She practices with an emphasis on musculoskeletal care as she feels fitness is the foundation of wellness. She is a leader in organizational change and physician management. She supports community health and care for the underserved. Outside of work she enjoys biking, reading and spending time with her 8 children.
Michelle Yixiao Engle, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Dr. Michelle Engle grew up in Virginia, though she has also lived in China and Canada. She moved to California for medical training and quickly grew attached to the Bay Area. She is board-certified in family medicine and palliative medicine, providing holistic care to patients of all ages.
Her hobbies include barre, board games, escape rooms, cooking, and rock climbing.
Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dendritic cells, macrophages, NK cells and T cells; functional proteins and genes; immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and metabolic disease.