David J Heller, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Global Health
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Specialties:Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
David Heller is a practicing internist and clinician-investigator who studies how to adapt primary care health systems in developing countries for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. As an assistant professor in the Department of Health System Design and Global Health and the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dr. Heller focuses his work on cardiovascular disease control in Uganda and Ghana. As a Fogarty fellow in Mbale, Uganda, Dr. Heller conducted an evaluation of hypertension control programs associated with the SEARCH study, a randomized controlled trial of universal test-and-treat programs for HIV prevention and control. As a primary care research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Heller studied the impact of university-policymaker partnerships on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the comparative effectiveness of statin use guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. In addition to peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Heller’s writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Lancet editorial series.
American Board of Internal Medicine
AB, Brown University
MD, University of California (San Francisco)
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship, Primary Care, University of California (San Francisco)
Design and evaluation of programs to diagnose, prevent, and treat chronic non-infectious conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
Study of how to effectively design, implement, and scale health system interventions in real-world settings, both for non-communicable diseases specifically and primary care in general.