Upcoming Snively Lectures

Event Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:30pm-6:30pm PDT
Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Professor Emerita of Family and Community Medicine
Founding Director, Center for Health Equity
University of California, San Francisco


What Makes us Health or Sick?

The prevailing belief is that our health is largely determined by our genetic makeup, the health care we receive and our behaviors, such as diet and exercise.  Although these are important, research has shown that experiences we have from infancy on play a powerful role not only in determining the health care we receive and the behaviors we adopt, but also whether any given gene is expressed. Based on current knowledge, this talk will discuss a wide range of influences on health, including economic hardship and racism.


Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine and Founding Director of the Center for Health Equity at the University of California, San Francisco. She is trained as a physician and in public health.  For over three decades she has studied and published extensively on health equity and the social determinants of health, and worked with local, state, national, and international health agencies to bring attention to these issues domestically and internationally. 

Her research focuses on measuring, understanding, and addressing social disparities in health, particularly in maternal and infant health. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2002.

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January 21, 2020:  Larry Leeman, M.D., M.P.H.,  Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, provided an inspiring lecture "Healing Trauma and Addiction with Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy". Click here to view Dr. Leemans' presentation.

October 8, 2019: Rishi Manchanda, M.D., M.P.H., President and CEO of HealthBegins.
Dr. Manchanda's presentation, "Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health" Click here to view Dr. Manchanda's presentation.

April 9, 2019: J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P., Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, RubiconMD, Associate Physician and Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, University of San Francisco. Dr. Olayiwola's presentation, "The Innovation Imperative: Improving Access to Care for Underserved Populations" Click here to view Dr. Olayiwola's presentation.

February 26, 2019: Valerie Gilchrist, M.D., Millard Professor in Community Medicine, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gilchrist's presentation, "Family Medicine: Persistent Themes that Define Us" Click here to view Dr. Gilchrist's presentation.

December 11, 2018: Kathrine Tan, M.D., Chief, Domestic Response Unit, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria/Malaria Branch, Centers for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Tan's presentation, "Emerging Diseases: Think Globally, Act Locally" Click here to view Dr. Tan's presentation.
May 15, 2018: Alicia Fernandez, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a General Internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Her riveting talk, Health Care Disparities 15 Years After Unequal Treatment.
And click here to listen to the Capital Public Radio interview by our Snively speaker - Dr. Fernandez

March 13, 2018: Ted Epperly, M.D., President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, provided an inspiring discussion of the role of primary care in the health and health care of our communities.
February 6, 2018: Ronald Epstein, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine with Tenure, Psychiatry and Medicine, Director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine. His informative talk, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity.
January 9, 2018:  Jerome Kassirer, M.D., Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA.and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine  Title: Three Personal Stories, their Unanticipated Outcomes and their Revelation for Academic Medicine.
November 14, 2017:  John Ioannidis, M.D., DSc C.F., Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science, and Co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford University.  Biomedical Research: the false and the true, the waste and the useful.
March 7, 2017: Peter V. Lee, J.D., Executive Director of Covered California, joined the UC Davis community to share Lessons Learned from the Affordable Care Act Implementation in California. His presentation described the development of policy, benefit design, marketing and regulation of our state’s health benefit exchange, an effort that lowered California’s uninsured rate from 17% to 7%. Click here to view Mr. Lee's presentation.
November 1, 2016: Nadine Burke-Harris, M.D., M.P.H., CEO and Founder of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, provided an inspiring discussion of adverse childhood experiences and their impact on health. Click here to view Dr. Burke-Harris' presentation.
February 23, 2016: Michael LeFevre, M.D., M.S.P.H., Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine. His informative talk, Postcards from the Edge: Science Confronts Practice, explored the challenges when scientific evidence contradicts traditional clinical practices.
November 4, 2014:  Denise V. Rodgers, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs in Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, she also serves as the Hunterdon Chair in Interprofessional Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
April 22, 2014: Joseph Kvedar, M.D.,  Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
April 17, 2012:  Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment.  
November 20, 2013:  Bechara Choucair, M.D., Commissioner  for Chicago Health, presented "Transforming the Health of the Community".
February 28, 2012:  David Ansell, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Rush University Medical Center, author of "COUNTY: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital", Academy Chicago Publishers; First Edition (May 31, 2011).
October 11, 2011:   Richard Deyo, M.D.Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. Title: A billion here, a billion there…Is Medical Overuse Crippling the U.S.?  Please click here (PDF) for Dr. Deyo's presentation.
April 14, 2011:  Robert Berenson, M.D.The Urban Institute, Washington, DC. Title: Prospects for Primary Care Payment Improvement: Good Policy Meets Political Reality. Please click here (PDF) for Dr. Berenson's presentation, and here to see the video.
January 18, 2011:  Robert Reid, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA.  Title: Reinvigorating Primary Care in the Form of the Patient Centered Medical Home. Please click here (PDF) to view a handout of Dr. Reid's presentation, and here to see the video.
November 3, 2010Kevin Grumbach, M.D., UC San Franciso, Department of Family & Community Medicine, San Franciso, CA. Title: Health Care Reform and the Future of Primary Care (click here to see video of the presentation)