About Us

Daniel Lowenstein, MD

Daniel (Dan) Lowenstein was appointed executive vice chancellor and provost (EVCP) effective February 1, 2015. Read the UCSF news announcement. Dr. Daniel H. Lowenstein is the Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor. He received his BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1973, an MS degree in Man-Environment Relations from The Pennsylvania State University in 1978, and an MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1983.

Brian Alldredge, PharmD

Brian Alldredge is vice provost for academic affairs. He earned his BS in Chemistry from UCLA and his PharmD from UCSF. He is a clinician-educator-researcher with research and clinical interests in epilepsy, seizure emergencies, and pharmacogenomics. He holds joint academic appointments in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, and in the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine. He is responsible for supervision of academic appointment, advancement and review processes; oversight of academic policy development and implementation; and he plays a key role in developing programs for faculty welfare, development and growth.

Janhavi Bonville, MPP

Janhavi Bonville is associate EVCP. Her role includes managing strategic initiatives for the EVCP office as well as presentations, communications, and all critical projects. She came from a strategy management consulting and corporate healthcare background, working for Accenture and UnitedHealthcare. She has a master's degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and a BA from Columbia. Team members.

Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc

Lindsey Criswell is vice chancellor for research, chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Jean S. Engleman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, and professor of Orofacial Sciences in the School of Dentistry. Focused on UCSF’s overall research priorities, she works closely with the vice deans of research in all four professional schools and the vice chancellor for science policy and strategy. She also oversees research infrastructure towards ensuring seamless and superior service to our researchers. Dr. Criswell received her medical degree from UCSF, MPH from UC Berkeley, and DSc degree in genetic epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences. A renowned researcher in human autoimmune disease, her investigations focus on the genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD

Jennifer (Jenny) Grandis is associate vice chancellor–clinical and translational research and professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. She earned her BA in Art History and Biology from Swarthmore College and her MD from the University of Pittsburgh. She came to UCSF from the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as assistant vice chancellor for research program integration in the health sciences. Her research focuses on signal transduction with an emphasis on precision medicine approaches to head and neck cancer. She is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Mylo Schaaf, MD, MPH, DTMH

Mylo Schaaf is the director of global outreach for the EVCP. She manages international affiliation issues and is also the assistant director of the Pathways for Global Health at UCSF. She received her BA degree in Journalism and her MPH from the University of California at Berkeley, her MD from Harvard University, and her DTMH from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Schaaf trained and is certified in Internal Medicine through the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF. She has worked in clinical care and teaching in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Chris Shaffer, MS

Chris Shaffer is university librarian, assistant vice chancellor for academic information management, and adjunct professor, Department of Medicine. Previously, he served for nine years as university librarian and associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). His previous experience includes planning interprofessional education initiatives and working with research offices and Clinical and Translational Science Award centers to develop new library services for researchers. Chris is an active member of the Medical Library Association and a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Elizabeth Watkins, PhD

Elizabeth (Liz) Watkins earned her BA in Biology and PhD in the History of Science both at Harvard University and is vice chancellor—Student Academic Affairs, dean of the Graduate Division, and professor in the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine. Her research focuses on the interrelations of medicine, science, commerce, and culture in the U.S. in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and she has published on the topics of the history of prescription drugs; birth control; estrogen and female aging; testosterone and male aging; and stress and disease. Her work has been funded by NSF, NIH, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Academy of Education.

EVCP Office Organizational Chart

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