Claire Brindis, DrPH

Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Executive Director, National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center

Dr. Brindis serves as the Co-Project Director for the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center. She is also a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. She is also Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF.

Dr. Brindis’ received a DrPH and an MPH from UCLA. Her research interests focus on adolescent and child health policy and women’s health and she conducts evaluations of California’s state-wide initiatives aimed at Teenage Pregnancy Prevention and programs for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. In the area of reproductive health, she has led a multidisciplinary evaluation team evaluating California’s Office of Family Planning’s FamilyPACT program. She also served on the Steering Committee of the CDC’s National Health Objectives for the Year 2010, as well as the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health. She is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s Latino Pregnancy Prevention. Among her publications, she has co-authored a statewide comprehensive strategic plan for California, entitled Investing in Adolescent Health: A Social Imperative for California’s Future. She has authored a five-volume monograph series, “Communities Responding to the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention,” as well as a “Guidebook for Evaluating School-Based Health Centers.” She also co-authored a monograph on implementing the Healthy People 2010 21 Critical Health Objectives for Adolescents, entitled Improving the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities. She was honored by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs with the annual John C. MacQueen Lecture Award (2001), the Maternal and Child Health Director’s Award (2001) in recognition of her contributions made to improve the health of infants, mothers, children, adolescents, and children with special health care needs, and the American Public Health Association’s Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement (2014). A native of Argentina, Dr. Brindis is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.