Dr. Seligman (MD, MAS) is Professor at the University of California San Francisco with appointments in the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her work focuses on food insecurity and its health implications across the life course, including the impact of federal nutrition programs (particularly SNAP) and the charitable food network (including food banks, voucher programs, and medically tailored meal programs). She also studies food affordability and access, and income-related drivers of food choice. She directs the Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program at UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the CDC’s Nutrition and Obesity Policy, Research and Evaluation Network. She also serves as Senior Medical Advisor for Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). Dr. Seligman directs the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCSF, School of Medicine, which aims to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, healthcare systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the United States and around the world. Dr. Seligman founded EatSF, a healthy food voucher program for low-income residents of San Francisco. Outside of San Francisco, EatSF is known as Vouchers for Veggies. Dr. Seligman serves on the Board of Directors for California Food Policy Advocates and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. She also serves on the Food Security Task Force for the City and County of San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Advisor, Food is Medicine Initiative
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco; Senior Medical Advisor, Feeding America