Dr. Mutha is director of Healthforce Center, a professor of clinical medicine and internist at the University of California, San Francisco. With more than 20 years of experience as a physician and health researcher, she brings a deep knowledge of the health care landscape and a passion for preparing leaders to improve health in their communities and beyond. As director of Healthforce Center at UCSF (formerly Center for the Health Professions), Dr. Mutha leads the organization’s efforts to integrate experiential leadership training with workforce research, to ensure more effective health care delivery. She has over a decade of experience working on leadership development programs for health professionals.
Dr. Mutha is a nationally recognized expert in health workforce training and cultural competence curriculum development. Her research has focused on approaches to improving care with an emphasis on the intersection between quality improvement and health care disparities. She has served on multiple panels and boards including the Joint Commission’s Expert Advisory Panel guiding the development of hospital standards for culturally competent patient-centered care; the National Quality Forum’s Cultural Competence Steering Committee; and the board of directors for Brown and Toland Medical Group, a comprehensive, multi-specialty independent practice association. Dr. Mutha is a fellow at the American College of Physicians. She has received several teaching awards.
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.