Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UCSF School of Medicine

Focus Areas

Biology / Chemistry / Physical Science
Higher Education


Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital. A cardiovascular epidemiologist, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has published extensively on the development of heart disease in young adults and race/ethnic and income differences in manifestations of heart disease. Her numerous publications include two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the impact of current adolescent obesity on future adult heart disease and the high rates of heart failure among young and middle-aged African American men and women linked to obesity and blood pressure elevations in young adulthood. Her current work focuses on understanding the interaction between social, behavioral, and biological factors that place vulnerable groups at risk for cardiovascular disease early in life and population-wide policy level interventions that may prevent disease in these groups. She has received funding from the NHLBI, the NIDDK, the American Heart Association, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo received her undergraduate degree at Princeton University in molecular biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Before starting her graduate studies, she spent two years at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco and went on to complete medical school and clinical training in internal medicine. She was a Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities Program alumna at the University of California, San Francisco.