Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, is director of Healthforce Center at the University of California San Francisco, where she leads the organization’s efforts to increase health workforce knowledge, develop leadership capacity, and nurture statewide networks that cross silos to advance health equity. She is also professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and associate dean for academic affairs in the UCSF School of Dentistry.
Dr. Mutha’s scholarly work has focused on language barriers in health, cultural competence training for clinicians, and interventions to reduce disparities in care. She has served on national committees including the Joint Commission’s Expert Advisory Panel guiding the development of hospital standards for culturally competent patient-centered care and Millbank Memorial Fund’s expert advisory committee to develop a national scorecard to measure the implementation of high-quality primary care.
She is a member of nonprofit boards of directors including Insure the Uninsured Project, which promotes innovative and workable policy solutions for expanding access and improving the health of Californians, and Physicians for a Healthy California, which is dedicated to improving community health, growing a diverse physician workforce, and promoting health equity. She also serves as the chair of the national advisory board for Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.
Dr. Mutha graduated from Albany Medical College and completed her residency and chief residency at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. She also completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Stanford University. She is a practicing primary care physician.