UCSF/SFSU Spring Symposium 2021

Evidence to Clinical Practice

For Physical Therapists & Colleagues in Rehabilitation
February 20, 2021
8:15am- 3pm


Keynote Speaker


Student Presentation Topics

Student Presentations Folder 


Keynote Speakers and DPT Students Present

This annual symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty, and keynote speakers to update peers, alumni and clinicians from the community in current evidence supporting physical therapy clinical practice. Third-year DPT students are presenting their culminating evidence-based reviews and meta-analyses.


Paula Braveman, MD, MPH.

Topic: “What is health equity—and what can the health sector do about it"?

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Founding Director of the Center for Health Equity at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Braveman has worked as a physician at the county hospital, a neighborhood health center, and a school-based health center in San Francisco. For over 30 years, she has studied and published extensively on health equity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health, and has worked to bring attention to these issues in the U.S. and internationally. Her research has focused on measuring, documenting, understanding, and addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health, primarily in maternal and infant health. Her research has shed light on the role of racism in racial disparities in maternal and child health. During the 1990s she collaborated with World Health Organization staff in Geneva to develop an initiative on equity in health in low- and middle-income countries. She directed the research for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national commission on the social determinants of health. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with local, state, national, and international health agencies to see rigorous research translated into practice for greater health equity. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2002.

David Rebanal, DrPH, MPH.

Topic: “Practice-based evidence for health equity and healing”.

Dr. David Rebanal is Assistant Professor of Public Health in the College of Health and Social Sciences, and Affiliate Faculty with the Health Equity Institute, at San Francisco State University. He conducts epidemiological research and mixed-methods studies, with a focus on social and political determinants of racial health inequities. His current research examines how mental health is impacted by neighborhood features, including racial residential segregation, immigrant political participation, community-level trauma, and spatial stigma. Dr. Rebanal has nearly two decades of leadership experience in public service, program evaluation, and policy advocacy with public health and philanthropy, including working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA) and the Northwest Health Foundation (Portland, OR). He received his Doctor of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and Master of Public Health from the City University of New York-Hunter College.




Course Information 


Registration Fee for CEU's: $40

Registration Link: https://secure.payconex.net/paymentpage/enhanced/index.php?action=view&a...

Questions: (415) 514-6779

Registration Deadline: February 17th, 2021

Contact Hours: 7.67 hours/0.77 CEUs pending approval


Course Documents

Student Presentation Schedule

Terms and Definitions

CEU Post Symposium Exam


Time Event
8:00am-8:15am Welcome
8:15am-10:00am Keynote Presentations
10:00am-10:30am Timeslot 1
10:30am-11:00am Timeslot 2
11:00am-11:30am Timeslot 3
11:30am-12:00pm Timeslot 4
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm Timeslot 5
1:30pm-2:00pm Timeslot 6
2:00pm-2:30pm Timeslot 7
2:30pm-3:00pm Timeslot 8