Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Ph.D, M.D., M.A.S.
Chairperson, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Ph.D., M.D., M.A.S. is the Lee Goldman, MD, endowed chair in medicine and professor of medicine and of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a general internist and attending physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital engaged in outpatient clinical activities, as well as the supervision of medical students and residents. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology, particularly hypertension and chronic heart failure; racial, ethnic, and income disparities in health; and clinical and public health interventions aimed at chronic disease prevention. She is the director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a research center that carries out innovative, collaborative research to improve prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in communities at increased risk for poor health and inadequate health care. She is also the director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s training programs, which provide clinical and translational research education and training for researchers at all levels.
Dr. Bibbins-Domingo earned her A.B. in molecular biology from Princeton University, where she also pursued a joint degree in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Before starting her graduate studies, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo spent 2 years at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where she earned an M.S. in chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry, her M.D., and her M.A.S. in clinical research at UCSF, where she completed her residency and fellowship training. She was also a Robert Wood Johnson Amos Scholar and a Kellogg Scholar in health disparities.
Throughout her career, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has conducted extensive research on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. She has received funding from both government and nongovernment organizations, including the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; National Institute on Neurological Diseases and Stroke; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the American Heart Association. She is currently the principal investigator of a Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, focused on chronic disease prevention in young adults, and the joint principal investigator of a collaborative center grant from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, focused on prevention of stroke and stroke disparities. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, including several articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, and Circulation.
Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including induction into the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Bibbins-Domingo was appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in March 2016. She has been a member of the Task Force since July 2010 and was previously appointed vice chair in March 2014.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.