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Tomás Aragón, medical epidemiologist

Tomás Aragón

Dr. Tomás Aragón is adjunct faculty at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, and teaches Applied Epidemiology Using R. He is trained in medicine (MD, Harvard Medical School), primary care internal medicine (UCSF/SF General Hospital), clinical infectious diseases (UCSF), HIV/AIDS research fellowship (UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies) and epidemiology (DrPH, UC Berkeley).

Aragón is the health officer of the city & county of San Francisco and director of the Population Health Division at the SF Department of Public Health. As health officer, he exercises leadership and legal authority to protect and promote health and equity, and as director, he directs public health services.

Aragón's passions are health equity, leadership development, collective impact and data science. He is a graduate of the UCSF/California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) leadership program and a fellow in the Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health program.

Posts by Tomás Aragón

3-18-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?What do zombies, body snatchers, and the tobacco industry have in common?
2-8-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?How the “Flu Blacklist” Explains Why the 2013-2014 Flu Season is Deadly
2-2-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Sugar MADNESS: How metabolic syndrome drives obesity and what you can do about it
2-13-13Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?San Francisco plastic-bag ban associated with 46% increase in foodborne illness deaths — Not!
9-1-12Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Thoughts on health leadership
9-1-12Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?A healthier San Francisco through alignment, connections, equity (ACE)
4-28-12Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Health care workers have ethical responsibility to protect their patients from preventable infectious diseases