Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Jeffrey Hom

Bloomberg Fellow

Jeff is the director of the Population Behavioral Health section of the Behavioral Health Services Division in the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In this role he focuses on population health approaches to improving the behavioral health of San Franciscans, including overdose prevention and initiatives that improve the health of people who use drugs. His work also includes public health surveillance and the evaluation of citywide efforts to reduce the individual and collective harms of substance use.

Previously, Jeff served as the medical director of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and taught graduate courses on substance use at the University of Pennsylvania and the Jefferson College of Population Health.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s mission is to protect and promote health and well-being for all in San Francisco. San Francisco's Department of Public Health Behavioral Health Services Division uses equity-driven and evidence-based approaches to improve behavioral health outcomes and promote well-being for all San Franciscans. The Division accomplishes these goals through three main functions: serving as a safety net provider of mental health and substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery services, as the payor of specialty behavioral health care under its managed care plan and implementing population-level interventions to improve health outcomes.

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