Faculty and Staff

An extensive network of faculty, researchers, global health practitioners and staff works with the Institute for Global Health Sciences to teach, advise, mentor and support students in the Master of Science program. Many of the faculty and mentors are leaders in their fields. They come from the UCSF Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as from other UC campuses, Bay Area universities, and the wider global health community.

Program Leadership

Alden Blair, MSc, PhD(c), Associate Director
Alden Blair, PhD, MSc
Associate Director
Ingrid Chen, PhD, Associate Director
Ingrid Chen, PhD, MS
Associate Director

Teaching Faculty


The IGHS education team provides non-academic support to master’s students, including admissions, enrollment, student progression and student wellness.

Graduate Group

The Graduate Group provides strategic oversight for the education programs of the Institute for Global Health Sciences.