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Tomás Aragón, MD, DrPH
Health Officer
San Francisco Department of Health

Dr. Tomás Aragón is the Health Officer of the City & County of San Francisco, and Director of the Population Health Division (PHD) at the SF Department of Public Health. As Health Officer, he exercises leadership and legal authority to protect and promote health and equity. As PHD director, he directs public health services. His focus areas include health equity, lean enterprise transformation, data science, collective impact, and leadership development to tackle complex organizational and community challenges. He teaches epidemiologic R computing at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and maintains a blog at http://populationhealth.science.

He graduated from UC Berkeley (BA, Molecular Biology; DrPH, Epidemiology) and Harvard Medical School (MD, MPH), and completed his clinical and research training at UCSF (SFGH Primary Care Internal Medicine; Clinical Infectious Diseases; and Traineeship in AIDS Prevention Studies, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies).

 


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Barbara Garcia, MPA
Director of Health
San Francisco Department of Health

Barbara A. Garcia is director of health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She previously served as deputy director starting in 1999, when she became responsible for the department's community programs, which were comprised of more than 2,000 civil-service employees and 150 community-based organizations delivering primary care, behavioral health, maternal and child health, prevention and health promotion, housing and urban health, indigent health, adolescent health and women's health services. She had a number of previous roles in the department, including director of community substance abuse services, director of homeless services, and associate administrator of AIDS, health and human services. Before joining the San Francisco Department of Public Health, she was the executive director of Salud Para La Gente Health Center in Watsonville, Calif., a rural health center that provides primary and behavior health care to over 10,000 farm worker families. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her master's in public administration from the University of San Francisco. 

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