Awards & Honors

CVP Director Margot Kushel wins 2018 Hal Luft Mentoring Award

We are delighted to announce that Margot Kushel, MD has been selected as this year's recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research, awarded by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.  
Margot KushelMargot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG).  She is the Director of UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations and a faculty affiliate of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Kushel's research focuses on the causes and consequences of homelessness and housing instability, with the goal of preventing and ending homelessness, and ameliorating the effects of homelessness on health. Dr. Kushel’s research seeks to inform clinical practice, programs and policies. She is the Principal Investigator of two R01s from the National Institutes on Aging to study the causes and consequences of geriatric conditions in older homeless adults and the role of family in rehousing older homeless adults and a K24 mentoring grant from the NIA.  She is the Principal Investigator of a T32 training grant and the Director of UCSF’s Primary Care Research Fellowship that trains primary care physicians to conduct policy-oriented research. She maintains an active clinical practice at the Richard Fine People’s Clinic at ZSFG and attends on the inpatient medicine service.  She speaks frequently at local, state and national meetings about issues of homelessness, and she also provides testimony to legislative bodies.  Margot obtained her AB from Harvard University, her MD from Yale School of Medicine, and completed her residency and
chief residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in General Internal Medicine at UCSF/ZSFG. 

Award Ceremony:
Mon, September 17, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Laurel Heights, 263
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Please be sure to RSVP