Margaret A. Handley, PhD, MD

  • Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine, UCSF

Biography

Dr. Margaret Handley is a public heath-trained epidemiologist in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Center for Vulnerable Populations, at the University of California San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Handley’s research focuses on bridging the fields of primary care, public health, and health communication for improving health outcomes and equity in healthcare access. She co-directs the UCSF Training Program in Implementation Science, which focuses on translating evidence into practice, policy and public health and teaches courses in intervention development and implementation designs in real-world settings. Her areas of interest are: intervention design, linking public health and primary care interventions to address health disparities, implementation and dissemination sciences, chronic disease prevention, safety net innovation, public health literacy, migration and health/trans-national health, and environmental pollution. Dr. Handley has methodological expertise in practice-based research, community-engaged research, quasi-experimental designs, implementation science, and mixed methods. She is committed to implementation science skill-building across a wide range of settings, including under-resourced settings, UCSF-based degree programs, and nationally focused immersion and distance training for junior faculty under-represented in NIH funding. Dr. Handley also works in English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms in the Bay Area with students and teachers to create effective risk communication materials for community and clinical settings.