Jill Waalen, MD, MPH

Jill Waalen, MD, MPH graduated from the UCSD/SDSU Preventive Medicine Residency Program in 2001 and served as Chief Resident for the program during 2001-2002.  She currently serves as a faculty advisor for residents completing research projects for their MPH theses.

Dr. Waalen also works as a medical epidemiologist at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA.  She has served as chief epidemiologist for the Scripps-Kaiser Permanente NIH-funded project "Hemochromatosis: Epidemiology and Molecular Mechanisms" which involved genetic screening of more than 40,000 subjects.  She has authored numerous publications based on this project.

Dr. Waalen also coordinates the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Inservice Examination administered to more than 300 Preventive Medicine residents nationwide each year.  She is the Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. She was on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine and is a member of ACPM's Graduate Medical Education Committee.