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Alice Hm Chen is the chief medical officer and deputy director for the San Francisco Health Network, and professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She has dedicated her career to health equity through direct patient care, teaching, policy and advocacy, and administrative leadership across a variety of settings, including public health, philanthropy, academia, and government. In her role at the Network, Alice is responsible for providing clinical and operational leadership, vision, and direction for the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s nearly $2 billion a year publicly funded delivery system that encompasses primary, specialty, maternal and child, mental, substance use, acute care, trauma, long term, jail, and homeless health care services. Known for her work with vulnerable populations and delivery system innovations to improve access and quality of care for safety net systems, she has published over 50 book chapters, research and peer-reviewed articles, including in the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs. A believer in community engagement, Alice has served on several non-profit and foundation boards, as well as on national expert advisory committees. She is a graduate of Yale University, Stanford University Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health, and an alumna of the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy and the Soros Physician Advocacy Fellowship. Alice is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.