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Esteban González Burchard, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Departments of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. González Burchard research focuses on the role of genetic and environmental risk factors for asthma and drug response among racially/ethnically diverse populations. He is the Principal Investigator for the Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans Study and the Study of African Americans, Asthma Genes & Environments. Currently, Dr González Burchard serves as the Director of the UCSF DNA Bank and Asthma Genetics Core Facility. He is also an attending physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital. Previously, Dr González Burchard studied and trained in genetics and epidemiology at Stanford University and UC Berkeley, respectively. He completed his clinical and research at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at UCSF. Esteban González Burchard is frequently invited to speak at local, national and international scientific meetings, addressing the topic of Race and Ethnicity & Drug Response. He published numerous peer reviewed scientific paper, wrote several reviews and book chapters and is the Principal Investigator for several NIH research grants.

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