Brooke Hollister in Washington, DC
December 2014 • By Andrew Schwartz

The last few years of health care debates have made clear how deep and lasting an impact policy decisions can have on the health of a nation and on the people and institutions delivering care.

Few at UC San Francisco understand this better than Brooke Hollister, who spent much of 2013 as a Health and Aging Policy fellow in the office of Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the US House of Representatives.

Now, Hollister is bringing that experience back to California and UCSF. As a faculty member in the Institute for Health & Aging at UC San Francisco School of Nursing, Hollister is helping the state and the health sciences institution understand how to shape and implement policy-related efforts that affect some of California’s most vulnerable populations.

The Dean's Blog | David Vlahov

World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) is an opportunity to renew our commitment to creating a generation without this dreaded disease. This year’s theme – Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation – is a perfect rallying cry for a fight that, unfortunately, is not yet over. Just this week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study which found that more than 1 million Americans have HIV, nearly 50,000 more become infected every year, and in 2011, fewer than 3 in 10 had the disease under control.

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