Rita Hamad

Associate Professor
Family and Community Medicine
Institute for Health Policy Studies
UC San Francisco

Email: rita.hamad@ucsf.edu


Rita Hamad is an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the director of the Social Policies for Health Equity Research Center. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health across the life course, taking advantage of natural experiments to examine the impacts of social and economic policies on health disparities. This includes work on the effects of neighborhood deprivation and immigration policy on chronic disease and mental illness among refugees and immigrants.

Dr. Hamad earned a PhD in Epidemiology from Stanford University, an MD from UCSF, and master’s degrees from UC Berkeley.