UCSF Affiliated Institutions



UCSF Affiliate List



Many UCSF investigators collaborate with researchers at UCSF-affiliated units. The UCSF IRB serves as the IRB of record for the organizations listed below.

Local Requirements: ​Although UCSF is the IRB of record for these UCSF-affiliated institutions, each may have local submission requirements that must be met prior to beginning the human subjects research.

Of note, SFGH and the SF VAMC require approval from a separate committee before research can take place at the site. Research studies involving SFDPH require approval from DPH administration. See details below.

UCSF Affiliate List

Vitalant (formerly Blood Centers of the Pacific)

Vitalant Research Institute (formerly Blood Systems Research Institute)

Institute on Aging

J. David Gladstone Institutes

Northern California Institute for Research & Education (NCIRE)


San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)

List of SFDPH investigators who are authorized to submit IRB applications

The UCSF IRB will only review SFDPH IRB Applications with these designated PIs. If you would like to be on this list, please contact Phillip O. Coffin at 415-437-6282.

This is a list for investigators whose appointment is at SFDPH. This is NOT a list for UCSF or other institution investigators who are conducting researching involving SFDPH resources.

  • Sean Arayasirikul, Division of Developmental Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics, Assistant Professor/DPH
  • Susan Buchbinder - Medicine-VCF & Epidemiology, Associate Clinical Professor (WOS)
  • Stephanie Cohen - Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Clinical Professor (WOS)
  • Milton Estes - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • Phillip Coffin - Division of HIV/AIDS, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Wayne Enanoria - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Assistant Adjunct Professor (WOS)/DPH
  • Jonathan Fuchs - Department of Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Matthew Goldman - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • Alison Hughes - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • Janice Louie - Assistant Clinical Professor UCSF/DPH
  • Albert Liu - SFGH-General Internal Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor (WOS)
  • William McFarland - Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Adjunct Professor (WOS)
  • Seth Pardo - San Francisco Health Network, Behavioral Health Epidemiologist  
  • Susan Philip - Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases, Assistant Clinical Professor (WOS)
  • Toni Rucker - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • Naomi Schoenfeld - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • David Stier - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • Jodi Stookey - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • June Weintraub - No UCSF appointment/DPH
  • Erin Wilson- No UCSF appointment/DPH

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG, formerly SFGH) — If you are planning to enroll patients at ZSFG, are using ZSFG personnel, resources, facilities, space or ZSFG patient data, you must complete an ZSFG Research Protocol Application. Do not submit a copy of this form to the UCSF IRB.

US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center San Francisco (SFVAMC) — Requires approval from VA Research & Development Committee.