DIRECTOR OF CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, SF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Dr. Rita Nguyen is the Director of Chronic Disease Prevention for the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health. She has been working for much of her life to unite the humanitarian promise of medicine with the pursuit of social justice. As an undergraduate at Stanford, she helped start a student-run free clinic near her hometown on the east side of San Jose. During her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she led physician advocates in the greater Boston area to champion reforms that would create a better healthcare system for all.