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Ellen Haller, MD
Co-Director


Ellen Haller, MD is a Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry where she is the Director of the Residency Training Program. A full-time member of the UCSF School of Medicine faculty since 1988, her main areas of interest are women's and LGBT mental health. Dr. Haller is passionate about teaching the general public, primary care practitioners and others about mental health issues for these populations, and she was delighted to join LHRC as a Co-Director in July, 2006. Dr. Haller has served as Secretary of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, and she chaired the UCSF Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues from 2005-2007.

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Zina Mirsky, RN, EdD
Co-Director

Zina Mirsky, RN, EdD, Associate Dean for Administration at UCSF School of Nursing, was appointed as co-director of LHRC upon the retirement of LHRC co-founder, School of Nursing Professor Emerita Sue Dibble. Zina has been an administrator and faculty member at UCSF since 1972, and has served the campus and School in most of their missions, most principally in teaching and service. Given the Martin Luther King, Jr. award for staff in 2004 for her commitment to diversity, she is concerned about equality in access to healthcare and professional education, and is honored to have been named to this new role.

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Diane A. Sabin, DC
Executive Director

Diane A. Sabin, DC has been a community activist for over three decades. She is the Executive Director of the Lesbian Health & Research Center as well as the Associate Director for the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Before joining UCSF, Dr. Sabin was devoted to serving the community through her chiropractic clinic in San Francisco for 17 years. Diane has been on the board of directors for several key organizations including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and Woman Vision, in addition to being one of the co-founders of 100 Lesbians and Our Friends, a lesbian philanthropic community initiative.

A radical lesbian feminist cultural worker since 1974, she has produced concerts, participated in community collaborations, planned demonstrations, and persevered. She is thrilled to be so actively engaged and deeply dedicated to the LGBTIQ movement community.



Many Thanks to the LHRC Founders - 1999:

Suzanne Dibble, DNSc, RN
&
Dixie Horning

Deepest Appreciation to the LHRC Founding Directors - 1999 - 2007:

Suzanne Dibble, DNSc, RN &
Patricia Robertson, MD

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Suzanne Dibble, DNSc, RN
Founding Director

Suzanne Dibble, DNSc, RN is Professor Emerita of Nursing at the Institute for Health & Aging, School of Nursing, UCSF, and co-founder of the Lesbian Health Research Center, which is concerned with the health and wellness of lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender individuals and their families. Her research has focused on the care of individuals with chronic illnesses.

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Patricia Robertson, MD
Founding Director

Patricia Robertson, MD is Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco. She co-founded Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services in 1978, while doing one of the earliest studies on STDs in lesbians. She has been providing medical care to lesbians for many years, as well as lectures to clinicians. She is also a perinatologist, taking care of high risk pregnant women, as well as Director of Medical Student Education for her department.

 
     

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