Dr. Kim Rhoads, MS, MPH, MD

Engagement Speaker Info:

Dr. Kim Rhoades is joining our VBRC group on Tuesday, July 6th at 10:15AM PST to discuss the Develop skills to effectively communicate with communities of color that are affirming, resilient and antiracist

2021 Summer VBRC

UCSF Professor

Dr. Rhoads’ background and scholarly work spans the full cancer continuum from basic science (endothelial cell regulation and angiogenesis); to clinical care as a colorectal surgeon; through health services research in cancer disparities; and training in health policy (as a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard (2005-2006), and as the inaugural UCSF Philip R. Lee Fellow in Health Policy (2007-2008).

Research Portfolio

Dr. Rhoads has formal training in community organizing at the Center for Third World Organizing in Oakland, California; and Community Based Participatory Research as a member of the first cohort of academic-community partnership teams trained by the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

As COVID-19 surged through the Black community, Kim Rhoads, MD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, shifted her focus to bring testing and information to the Black community by mobilizing pop-up testing sites in the neighborhoods where people lived and utilizing a community-based model to build trust and impart information.

As COVID-19 surged through the Black community, Kim Rhoads, MD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, shifted her focus to bring testing and information to the Black community by mobilizing pop-up testing sites in the neighborhoods where people lived and utilizing a community-based model to build trust and impart information.

UCSF Professor

Scientist

Before joining the faculty at UCSF, Rhoads founded the Community Outreach and Engagement program for the Stanford Cancer Institute. Rhoads views community engagement and institutional partnerships as substantive pathways to promote health equity and eliminate disparities.