Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., is the Chief Integration Officer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, and Director of the eReferral Program at San Francisco General Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Chen’s primary interest is in issues of health care access, particularly in how poverty, race/ethnicity, and policy intersect with healthcare delivery systems to produce barriers to care. Her work focuses on creating policies and programs to improve access to and quality of care for underserved communities.
She has served on state and national expert advisory committees on language access, cultural competency, and health disparities, including for the American Medical Association, the California Academy of Family Physicians, the California Association of Public Hospitals, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Chen is a graduate of Yale University, Stanford University Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Her training includes a primary car internal medicine residency and chief residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. She is an alumna of the California HealthCare Foundation Leadership Fellowship.
She previously served on the board of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network for six years and is currently a board member of the National Council of Asian & Pacific Islander Physicians and the DentaQuest Foundation, as well as a volunteer physician for Alameda County Public Health Department’s Project New Start, a tattoo removal program targeting at risk youth. She lives in Berkeley with her spouse and their twins.