Karen Sokal-Gutierrez MD, MPH

Clinical Professor, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
  • MD - University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • MPH - University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • BS - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • PH 298 Primary Care and Public Health Exposure
  • PH 375A: Pedagogy
  • HMS 200C: Contextually Integrated Case Based Curriculum
  • HMS 261: Thesis Seminar (Fall, Spring)
Research Interests: 
  • Children's health in child care
  • Parenting education
  • Maternal-child health
  • Health education for low-literacy populations
  • Early childhood development, health and safety
  • Early childhood oral health and nutrition in developing countries
Current Projects: 

Risk Factors for Early Childhood Care in Developing Countries: El Salvador, Nepal, Ecuador, Vietnam

Selected Publications: 

American Academy of Pediatrics, The Pediatrician's Role in Promoting Health and Safety in Child Care, 2000

Other interests: 
  • UCB Center for Community Wellness—Evaluation of California Kit for New Parents and other health interventions
  • American Academy of Pediatrics—Executive Committee on Community Pediatrics
  • CA representative on early education and child care
  • Fisher Price Inc—Child health expert on parenting website
Profile Updated: July 8, 2016