Dana Hughes, DrPH

Healthforce Center at UCSF

Dr. Dana Hughes is Faculty at Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Additionally, she is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.

Dr. Hughes has over 30 years of experience in the field of health policy research and evaluation. Her current research focus includes access to health and dental care among low-income children, families, the disabled, and other underserved populations; analyses of systems, organizations, and organizational behavior; and evaluations of programs addressing social and economic inequalities that contribute to health disparities. She regularly collaborates with organizations such as The Urban Institute, Mathematica Policy Associates, and the Center for Oral Health. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Hughes worked in Washington DC in Congress and for the Children’s Defense Fund. 

She earned a Doctorate in public health (DrPH) at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, she has a Master’s Degree in public health and a Master’s Degree in urban planning, both from Columbia University.

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