Transitioning into Leadership Program

The Transitioning into Leadership Program is a six-month experience for clinicians and frontline health care employees who aspire to serve in a leadership role or who demonstrate strong leadership potential.

Foundations for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership

The Foundations for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership program is a nine-month initiative for early career health care managers, employees leading organizational initiatives, or other health care leaders interested in enhancing their own leadership capacity. This program will leverage participants’ current role to provide them with the foundational skills, knowledge, and awareness to not only effectively lead a team, but to also navigate the administration of health care.

Leadership Academy for the Advanced Practice Provider

The Leadership Academy for the Advanced Practice Provider is an innovative nine-month leadership training program for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and certified registered nurse anesthetists. This initiative features some pre-work, nine monthly four-hour leadership learning sessions, two executive coaching sessions and completion of a leadership project.

Throughout the program, participants will develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to lead teams, transform healthcare and navigate an ever-changing landscape as an advanced practice provider.

Academy for Healthcare Leadership

The Academy for Healthcare Leadership is a six-month program for experienced health care managers, directors, or project or initiative managers who aspire to serve as a senior leader within a health care organi­zation.

In this program participants will build on their foundational skill set thorough self-exploration and be provided with long-lasting skills. These skills will prepare participants to not only navigate an ever-changing, complex health care landscape, but also to lead, innovate, and improve the delivery of health care and patient care.

Healthcare Executive Leadership Program

The Healthcare Executive Leadership Program is an intense six-month initiative for senior or newly appointed executive-level health care leaders. Intentional and engaging residency experiences, executive coaching and project-based learning will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to effectively lead large and complex health care organizations, facilitate and manage systematic change, embody executive presence, and engage in policymaking activities to advance health care locally, regionally, and nationally.

Population Health Management Certificate

Over the course of ten weekly two-hour virtual sessions, the Population Health Management Certificate Program provides participants with an in-depth understanding of foundational concepts such as relevant industry definitions, the drivers for change in health care delivery and changing models of payment, as well as clinical interventions and best practices. Certificate completers will also acquire the skills necessary for adopting population health methodologies and approaches in their own practice or leadership role.

Expert instructors, who are health care and industry leaders, will lead the first nine sessions and facilitate an engaging simulation during the 10th session. This certificate program is ideal for:

  • Health care leaders, providers and caregivers, who are interested in population health management approaches for professional development
  • Health care leaders and employees who are interested in population health as a potential career
  • Providers or clinicians, who work in a population health unit, but have no formal training

This certificate is limited to 24 participants. The sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom and all certificate content will be uploaded into a learning management system for participants.

For more information

Session Dates

  1. September 20th 
  2. September 27th 
  3. October 4th 
  4. October 11th 
  5. October 18th
  6. October 25th 
  7. November 1st 
  8. November 8th 
  9. November 15th 
  10. November 29th 

Registration Information

Early Bird Registration (through July 15, 2023): $1,295

Regular Registration: $1,395

*UC employees are eligible for a discounted registration fee. To obtain the discount code for this registration site, please contact [email protected].

  • If you are a UCSF employee, search for “Population Health Management Certificate Program” in Nursing Connect to register for this program.
  • If you are an external user, please create a Nursing Connect account at: Once you have created your account, search for “Population Health Management Certificate Program” in Nursing Connect to register for this program.
  • Please contact [email protected] for any questions regarding registration


Certificate Faculty

Gina Intinarelli-Shuler, PhD, MS, RN
Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, UCSF Health

Kevin Grumbach, MD
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
Former Vice President for Population Health, UCSF Health

Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH
Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation, UCSF School of Medicine
Chief Innovation Officer, UCSF Health

Tim Judson, MD, MPH
Medical Director for Care Delivery Transformation, UCSF Health

Aurora Snyder, MAS, RN
Care Transitions Outreach Program, Office of Population Health, UCSF Health
*Population Health Management Certificate Program Lead

Noelle Lee, MS
Director, Operations and Administration, UCSF Office of Population Health

Brian Taylor, PhD
Director, Analytics, UCSF Office of Population Health

Avi Tutman, MPH, MBA
Manager, Ambulatory Risk Capture and MA Operations, UCSF Office of Population Health

Michael Helle, NRP/CCP/FP-C, MHA, MBA
Director, Clinical Program, UCSF Office of Population Health

Robin Andersen, NP, PHN, MSN
Manager, Complex Care Team, UCSF Office of Population Health

Carolyn Stead, PsyD
Manager, Behavioral Health, UCSF Office of Population Health

Sara Coleman, MPH, MBA
Director, Population Health Quality, UCSF Office of Population Health

Clare Connors, MPH
Manager, Population Health Performance Improvement, UCSF Office of Population Health

Naveen Raja, DO, MBA
Medical Director of Population Health, UCLA Health Faculty Practice Group
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Samuel A. Skootsy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UCLA Faculty Practice Group and Medical Group
Chief Population Health Officer, UC Health

Meg Wheeler, MS, RN
Manager, Care Transitions, UCSF Office of Population Health

Irina Kaplan, RN
Manager, Care Transitions, UCSF Office of Population Health

Henrietta Tran, MS, RN, FNP
Manager, ACO Commercial/Medicare Advantage Program, UCSF Office of Population Health

Tasha Toliver, MSHE
Operations Manager, UCSF Office of Population Health

Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment and Education
UCSF Office of Population Health


Special Needs

If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this certificate, please contact the UCSF Leadership Institute at [email protected].


UCSF Health is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12980.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.