Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH

Vice Dean Academic Affairs
Pediatrics
+1 415 476-1977

Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatrics at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine.

As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health, and health disparities. She is also interested in the portrayal of body mass images in Latino television media, principally in telenovelas.

In 2012, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development for the School of Medicine. She is responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic workforce of the highest caliber. She is also responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.

After completing her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick came to UCSF for her residency training in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in health policy at UCSF and MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. She has served in several important national leadership roles, including President of the Society for Pediatric Research, President of the American Pediatric Society, and service on the Council of the National Institute for Child Health and Development. Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was chair of the UCSF Academic Senate from 2009-2011. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2010.

Publications: 

The Road to Tolerance and Understanding.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Szilagyi PG, Dreyer BP, Fuentes-Afflick E, Coyne-Beasley T, First L

The Road to Tolerance and Understanding.

Pediatrics

Szilagyi PG, Dreyer BP, Fuentes-Afflick E, Coyne-Beasley T, First L

Caring for Children by Supporting Parents.

The New England journal of medicine

Schuster MA, Fuentes-Afflick E

Low Rates of HIV Testing Among Adults With Severe Mental Illness Receiving Care in Community Mental Health Settings.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Mangurian C, Cournos F, Schillinger D, Vittinghoff E, Creasman JM, Lee B, Knapp P, Fuentes-Afflick E, Dilley JW

Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics.

International journal for equity in health

Flores G, Mendoza FS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Mendoza JA, Pachter L, Espinoza J, Fernandez CR, Arnold DD, Brown NM, Gonzalez KM, Lopez C, Owen MC, Parks KM, Reynolds KL, Russell CJ

The New Academic Environment and Faculty Misconduct.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Binder R, Friedli A, Fuentes-Afflick E

Diabetes Screening Among Underserved Adults With Severe Mental Illness Who Take Antipsychotic Medications.

JAMA internal medicine

Mangurian C, Newcomer JW, Vittinghoff E, Creasman JM, Knapp P, Fuentes-Afflick E, Schillinger D

Updating the Academic Playbook.

JAMA pediatrics

Fuentes-Afflick E

Immigrant latino neighborhoods and mortality among infants born to Mexican-origin Latina women.

Maternal and child health journal

DeCamp LR, Choi H, Fuentes-Afflick E, Sastry N

Preventing and managing unprofessionalism in medical school faculties.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Binder R, Friedli A, Fuentes-Afflick E

Diversity and inclusion training in pediatric departments.

Pediatrics

Mendoza FS, Walker LR, Stoll BJ, Fuentes-Afflick E, St Geme JW, Cheng TL, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Harris CE, Rimsza ME, Li J, Sectish TC

Social and public health perspectives of promotion of breastfeeding.

JAMA pediatrics

Flaherman VJ, Fuentes-Afflick E

Maternal acculturation and the prenatal care experience.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Fuentes-Afflick E, Odouli R, Escobar GJ, Stewart AL, Hessol NA

The impact of migration on pregnancy outcomes among Mexican-origin women.

Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health

Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E

Parental advocacy styles for special education students during the transition to adulthood.

Qualitative health research

Rehm RS, Fisher LT, Fuentes-Afflick E, Chesla CA

Primary care providers' views on metabolic monitoring of outpatients taking antipsychotic medication.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Mangurian C, Giwa F, Shumway M, Fuentes-Afflick E, Pérez-Stable EJ, Dilley JW, Schillinger D

CYP2A6 genotype but not age determines cotinine half-life in infants and children.

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Dempsey DA, Sambol NC, Jacob P, Hoffmann E, Tyndale RF, Fuentes-Afflick E, Benowitz NL

Prevalence of chronic disease and insurance coverage among refugees in the United States.

Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health

Yun K, Fuentes-Afflick E, Desai MM

Determination of tobacco smoke exposure by plasma cotinine levels in infants and children attending urban public hospital clinics.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Dempsey DA, Meyers MJ, Oh SS, Nguyen EA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Wu AH, Jacob P, Benowitz NL

Interpersonal processes of care and cesarean delivery in two health care settings.

American journal of public health

Hessol NA, Odouli R, Escobar GJ, Stewart AL, Fuentes-Afflick E

Cerebral palsy among Asian ethnic subgroups.

Pediatrics

Lang TC, Fuentes-Afflick E, Gilbert WM, Newman TB, Xing G, Wu YW

Racial disparities in congenital heart disease: beyond red and blue.

Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies

Soskolne G, Collins JW, Fineman JR, Fuentes-Afflick E

Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of cerebral palsy.

Pediatrics

Wu YW, Xing G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Danielson B, Smith LH, Gilbert WM

Unintended consequences of the Flexner report: women in pediatrics.

Pediatrics

Barkin SL, Fuentes-Afflick E, Brosco JP, Tuchman AM

Risks from antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents.

JAMA

Mangurian C, Fuentes-Afflick E, Newcomer JW

Maternal perceptions of early childhood ideal body weight differ among Mexican-origin mothers residing in Mexico compared to California.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Guendelman S, Fernald LC, Neufeld LM, Fuentes-Afflick E

A mother's prayer.

Academic pediatrics

Fuentes-Afflick E

Risk factors for macrosomia in infants born to Latina women.

Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association

Wojcicki JM, Hessol NA, Heyman MB, Fuentes-Afflick E

Overweight in young Latino children.

Archives of medical research

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA

Acculturation and Body Mass among Latina Women.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA

Healthy Young Adults: description and use of an innovative health insurance program.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Rising JP, Colon-Hopkins C, Neumann A, Kaiser E, Lange D, Thaw R, Katz MH, Fuentes-Afflick E

Differences in neonatal mortality among whites and Asian American subgroups: evidence from California.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Baker LC, Afendulis CC, Chandra A, McConville S, Phibbs CS, Fuentes-Afflick E

Is limited access to care the new morbidity for Latino young adults?

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Fuentes-Afflick E

Association of breastfeeding with maternal depressive symptoms.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Pippins JR, Brawarsky P, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Haas JS

Obesity among Latino preschoolers: do children outgrow the "epidemiologic paradox"?

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Fuentes-Afflick E

Use of prenatal care by Hispanic women after welfare reform.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA, Bauer T, O'Sullivan MJ, Gomez-Lobo V, Holman S, Wilson TE, Minkoff H

Racial/ethnic disparities in child health: familiar problems and unknown solutions.

Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Fuentes-Afflick E

Pre-pregnancy and pregnancy-related factors and the risk of excessive or inadequate gestational weight gain.

International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Brawarsky P, Stotland NE, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Escobar GJ, Rubashkin N, Haas JS

Changes in health status experienced by women with gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Kim C, Brawarsky P, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Haas JS

Correlates of prescription drug use during pregnancy.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Riley EH, Fuentes-Afflick E, Jackson RA, Escobar GJ, Brawarsky P, Schreiber M, Haas JS

Body mass index, provider advice, and target gestational weight gain.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Stotland NE, Haas JS, Brawarsky P, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Escobar GJ

Prepregnancy health status and the risk of preterm delivery.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Haas JS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Stewart AL, Jackson RA, Dean ML, Brawarsky P, Escobar GJ

Changes in the health status of women during and after pregnancy.

Journal of general internal medicine

Haas JS, Jackson RA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Stewart AL, Dean ML, Brawarsky P, Escobar GJ

Ethnic differences in neonatal and postneonatal mortality.

Pediatrics

Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E

Depressive symptoms in the immediate postpartum period among Hispanic women in three U.S. cities.

Journal of immigrant health

Kuo WH, Wilson TE, Holman S, Fuentes-Afflick E, O'Sullivan MJ, Minkoff H

Smoking cessation counseling with young patients: the practices of family physicians and pediatricians.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Kaplan CP, Pérez-Stable EJ, Fuentes-Afflick E, Gildengorin V, Millstein S, Juarez-Reyes M

The health of Latino children: urgent priorities, unanswered questions, and a research agenda.

JAMA

Flores G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Barbot O, Carter-Pokras O, Claudio L, Lara M, McLaurin JA, Pachter L, Ramos-Gomez FJ, Mendoza F, Valdez RB, Villarruel AM, Zambrana RE, Greenberg R, Weitzman M, Gomez FJ

Pain during Mogen or PlastiBell circumcision.

Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association

Taeusch HW, Martinez AM, Partridge JC, Sniderman S, Armstrong-Wells J, Fuentes-Afflick E

Why ethnicity and race are so important in child health services research today.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Flores G, Fuentes-Afflick E, Carter-Pokras O, Claudio L, Lamberty G, Lara M, Pachter L, Ramos Gomez F, Mendoza F, Valdez RB, Zambrana RE, Greenberg R, Weitzman M

Counseling smoking parents of young children: comparison of pediatricians and family physicians.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Pérez-Stable EJ, Juarez-Reyes M, Kaplan C, Fuentes-Afflick E, Gildengorin V, Millstein S

The perinatal advantage of Mexican-origin Latina women.

Annals of epidemiology

Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E

Interpregnancy interval and the risk of premature infants.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA

Latino children's health and the family-community health promotion model.

The Western journal of medicine

Mendoza FS, Fuentes-Afflick E

Testing the epidemiologic paradox of low birth weight in Latinos.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA, Pérez-Stable EJ

Maternal birthplace, ethnicity, and low birth weight in California.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA, Pérez-Stable EJ

Risk of low birth weight infants among black and white parents.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Hessol NA, Fuentes-Afflick E, Bacchetti P

Role of clinicians in cigarette smoking prevention.

The Western journal of medicine

Pérez-Stable EJ, Fuentes-Afflick E

Low birth weight and Latino ethnicity. Examining the epidemiologic paradox.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Fuentes-Afflick E, Lurie P

Impact of Asian ethnicity and national origin on infant birth weight.

American journal of epidemiology

Fuentes-Afflick E, Hessol NA

Ethnic disparity in the performance of prenatal nutrition risk assessment among Medicaid-eligible women.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Fuentes-Afflick E, Korenbrot CC, Greene J

Nonclient factors in the reporting of prenatal psychosocial risk assessments.

American journal of public health

Wilkinson DS, Korenbrot CC, Fuentes-Afflick E

Effects of vaccine information pamphlets on parents' attitudes.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Lieu TA, Glauber JH, Fuentes-Afflick E, Lo B