Announcing Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, as Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

December 1, 2022 | By UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Christina Mangurian We are pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, as Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, effective January 1, 2023.

Dr. Mangurian is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and previously served as the UCSF Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences' Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity. A UCSF School of Medicine graduate, she joined the faculty at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Zuckerberg San Francisco General in 2009 and received a UCSF Master's Degree in Clinical Research, with Implementation Science Track coursework, in 2015.

Dr. Mangurian is a community psychiatrist dedicated to promoting mental health equity, with work spanning across all our mission areas. Her NIH-funded research program focuses on improving health care screening (e.g., diabetes, cancer, HIV, Hep C) for people with severe mental illness, particularly among underserved populations. 

Dr. Mangurian founded and directs the UCSF Program of Research on Mental health Integration among Underserved and Minority populations (PReMIUM) which is based at the Center for Vulnerable Populations at ZSFG. She is the Director and co-Founder of the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship – the first Public Psychiatry Fellowship in California, and the only one nationally to have a formal mental health services research component with capstone projects. Since inception in 2011, this program has expanded growing partnerships with multiple Bay Area counties with the goal of training adult and child and adolescent psychiatrists to become leaders in public mental health.

In addition to serving as inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences for six years, Dr. Mangurian also served as Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities (2015-2019). Dr. Mangurian is also the Director for the UCSF Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists, which provides grants to support research faculty caring for seriously ill loved ones. She was recently elected to serve on the AAMC GWIMS Steering Committee.

Dr. Mangurian is nationally recognized for her work promoting gender equity in medicine, with publications in high-impact journals including NEJM, JAMA, and BMJ. She has received recognition for her work, including: the 2017 UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women; the 2018 UCSF Academic Senate’s Distinction in Mentoring Award; and the 2020 Health Services Research Award from the American Psychiatric Association.

In 2020, she built the UCSF Mid-Career Development Program, which supports Associate Professors who are outstanding mentors of women and other historically excluded faculty and trainees. This program aims to support this unique portion of the pipeline, with a particular focus on supporting women of color faculty who face multiple structural barriers to advancement. In early 2022, Dr. Mangurian was named by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to lead the new UCSF ARCHES Program (Advancing the Research Careers of Historically Excluded Scholars).

During COVID-19, Dr. Mangurian assumed a leadership role in the UCSF Employee Coping and Resiliency (UCSF Cope) program to address the well-being and resilience of all UCSF employees during the COVID-19 crisis. As the Chair of the UCSF Cope Well-being Committee, Dr. Mangurian led a team who produced and disseminated well-being material on the web and social media, conducted virtual events, developed a manager guide, and produced several videos to help the UCSF community. 

In her new role, Dr. Mangurian will lead the SOM Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs. She will partner with the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Department Chairs, ORU and Interdisciplinary Center Directors, faculty, and staff on matters related to academic personnel, policies, procedures, and faculty misconduct. Additionally, she will be charged with maintaining, developing, and implementing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.

We would like to thank Paul Garcia, MD, for serving as interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, since May 1, 2022, when Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH stepped down, after serving in the role since 2012. We would also like to thank the search committee, chaired by Catherine Lucey, MD, for their work in considering an exceptional pool of candidates for this position.

Dr. Mangurian’s extensive experience with health equity research, compassionate mentorship, and diversity, equity, and anti-oppression efforts positions her to be a strong advocate for faculty needs and an innovative leader in Faculty and Academic Affairs at the UCSF School of Medicine.