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Veronica Yank

Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Veronica Yank is a primary care physician-investigator. Her research focuses on informal (family/friend) caregivers and on improving care to prevent and manage chronic conditions in primary care, community, and home-based settings, particularly conditions associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk (e.g., diabetes, chronic kidney disease), older adults, and heavy caregiver burden (e.g., dementia). She does health services research, community-based randomized controlled trials, and implementation studies using mixed methods with LatinX, urban, and rural underserved patients, families, and communities. She is a core faculty within the Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center and Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCSF.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California-San Francisco
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Chronic Disease Management & Prevention, Stanford University
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington
MD, University of California-San Francisco
BA, History and Literature, Harvard University


Interventions to train and support caregivers
Chronic disease management
Health services research
Clinical trials
Behavioral interventions