A. Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H.

A. Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in January 2008.

Washington, an internationally renowned researcher, scholar and health policy analyst, is vice chancellor, Health Sciences, and dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to this position, he was executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has served in multiple leadership roles in academic medicine and other health organizations, as chair of UCSF’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, director of its Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, director of the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center and chair of the California HealthCare Foundation’s board of directors, on which he still serves.

Washington has been at the forefront of developing evidence-based medical practice guidelines and has published much-cited analytical studies in that field. He has served on numerous panels and advisory boards that have advanced the practice of evidence-based medicine, among them the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Practice Guideline Committee of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Expert Panel on Prevention and Treatment of Maternal and Newborn Infections of the World Health Organization, and the Committee on Clinical Research in the Public Interest of the Institute of Medicine, of which he is currently a member.

Washington earned an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, an M.Sc. from Harvard University School of Public Health, an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, and a B.S. from Howard.