The SFGH Division is the largest of the five comprising our department. We have more than twenty full-time faculty members and 200 staff members at four locations in San Francisco, in Sacramento, and abroad in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nepal, India, Columbia, and Mexico. We collaborate in training and research with sister institutions in those countries as well as Tanzania and Viet Nam and work with international non-governmental organizations including Family Health International, Engender Health, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas, Marie Stopes, and The Population Council.
Our work is funded by grants and contracts from The National Institutes of Health, The Centers for Disease Control, The Maternal and Child Health Division of The California State Department of Public Health as well as gifts from many private foundations including Bixby, Gates, Gold, Goldman, Hewlett, and Packard.
Because we believe that multidisciplinary collaboration is the key to successful research and training, the members of our Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, the research and training enterprise of our division, include anthropologists, demographers, epidemiologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, midwives, psychologists and statisticians. Each year this group provides training in reproductive health for colleagues from developing countries on every continent and initiates research projects that require our interdisciplinary approach. The Bixby Center is considered a world leader in contributions to knowledge about abortion, contraception, safe motherhood, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.