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Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Neeta Thakur is an associate professor and a pulmonary and critical care physician at University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on (1) defining obstructive lung disease phenotypes that exist in racially and ethnically diverse communities, (2) identifying individuals at high risk for poor outcomes using a risk profile composed of genetic, biomarker, clinical, and socio-environmental data, and (3) developing targeted interventions She has expertise in clinical research methods, social epidemiology, and implementation sciences. Her experience as a clinician, and now Medical Director of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Chest Clinic, gives her first-hand insight on how social and environmental stress negatively affect asthma and COPD outcomes and practical knowledge of the existing barriers to adoption of evidence-based interventions into practice. She received her MD from the University of Arizona School of Medicine and completed her residency at University of California, San Francisco.