Anna Napoles, PhD, MPH


University of California San Francisco

FILED UNDER:AD and Dementia Disparities Focused Research / Caregiving Research / Health Disparities Research / Public Health Research

Anna María Nápoles, PhD, MPH, is a Professor and behavioral epidemiologist in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and daughter of Mexican immigrants. She is Principal Investigator of the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities funded by the National Institute on Aging. Her research focuses on cancer health disparities, psycho-oncology, patient-clinician communication, quality of life of family caregivers, and community-based models of research in ethnically and socioeconomically diverse groups. She has built community-academic research partnerships to develop and test evidence-based behavioral interventions for ethnically diverse adults in community-based settings. She has published extensively on research methods for conducting health disparities research.