Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Paul Volberding, MD

Emeritus
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

I was trained in Medical Oncology but became involved in the early AIDS epidemic in San Francisco based at San Francisco General Hospital. I have worked in clinical trials in HIV-related malignancies but primarily in the development of antiretroviral therapy. I was the PI and co-director with Warner Greene of the NIAID-funded UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research supporting the large community of HIV investigators in San Francisco. CFAR provides core services, pilot grants to early career stage investigators and supports a comprehensive mentorship program.

Paul Volberding, MD

Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Volberding is a professor of medicine at UCSF. He is the co-director of the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research, an NIH-funded program that supports a large variety of HIV related research across the entire University. As an oncologist, Dr. Volberding has a career-long interest in HIV-associated cancers including those common in resource limited settings. CFAR provides scientific core, mentoring and pilot research grants and work in international sites, especially in East Africa is central to the CFAR mission. Dr. Volberding is also an active supporter of the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda which is a large and growing part of Makerere University. The IDI provides research training to promising young Ugandan scientists including those engaged in cancer-related research.

Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD

Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and immediate past chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Associate Director for Population Science of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer. He was the first Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute and a past president of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Society for Preventive Oncology. Dr. Hiatt was responsible for the development of the UCSF doctoral program in Epidemiology & Translational Science. He has previously lived and worked in Ethiopia and Puerto Rico in field epidemiologic projects on parasitic diseases and has collaborated on cancer research projects in Tanzania. He serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.