Mangurian appointed SOM Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs


Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS

UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, has announced the appointment of Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, as the school's Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, effective January 1, 2023.

Mangurian is a professor of clinical psychiatry and previously served as the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences' Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity from 2015 to 2022. A UCSF School of Medicine graduate, she joined the DPBS faculty at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in 2009. She 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, hepatitis C) for people with severe mental illness, particularly among underserved populations. 

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 Zuckerberg San Francisco General. 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, the 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 the department's inaugural vice chair for diversity and health equity, Mangurian also served as chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities from 2015 to 2019. She 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 Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee.

Mangurian is nationally recognized for her work promoting gender equity in medicine, with publications in high-impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and BMJ. She has received recognition for her work, including the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women (2017), UCSF Academic Senate’s Distinction in Mentoring Award (2018), and the Health Services Research Award from the American Psychiatric Association (2020). Earlier this year, she was named a recipient of the J. Elliott Royer Award for Excellence in Academic Psychiatry.

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. The 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, Mangurian was selected to lead the new UCSF Advancing the Research Careers of Historically Excluded Scholars (ARCHES) Program.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she assumed a leadership role in the UCSF Employee Coping and Resiliency program to address the well-being and resilience of all UCSF employees during the COVID-19 crisis. As the chair of the program's  Well-Being Committee, 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, Mangurian will lead the School of Medicine's Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs. She will partner with the vice provost of academic affairs, department chairs, organized research unit 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.

"I believe that 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," said Dean King.

"Christina has already had an enormous impact here at UCSF—both inside and beyond our department—and I am gratified to know that the entire School of Medicine academic community will now be able to benefit from her knowledge, experience, and leadership," added DPBS Chair and Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor Matthew State, MD, PhD. "I'm also pleased that this new role will allow her to continue to be an active and important part of our department for years to come."

About UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences conducts its clinical, educational, and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including the UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry BuildingUCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital; UCSF Medical Centers at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center; the San Francisco VA Health Care System; UCSF Fresno; and numerous community-based sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the health sciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. UCSF Health, which serves as UCSF’s primary academic medical center, includes top-ranked specialty hospitals and other clinical programs, and has affiliations throughout the Bay Area.