Alice Hm Chen
BS ’90, Yale University; MD ’96, Stanford University
Alice Hm Chen is chief medical officer and deputy director for the San Francisco Health Network and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
She has dedicated her career to enhancing health care access and quality for underserved communities through patient care, teaching, policy and advocacy, and administrative leadership across a variety of settings, including public health, philanthropy, academia, and government.
Known for her efforts to redress health disparities, serve immigrants’ needs, and strengthen the safety net through delivery system innovations, Chen has received numerous honors, including selection as an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow and a Soros Physician Advocacy Fellow.
Chen has also devoted considerable volunteer time to health-related nonprofits focused on equity and social justice. She serves as board president of both Health Access Foundation and The Health Initiative, and as a volunteer physician removing tattoos for at-risk youth.
An alumna of the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard, Chen has served as a fellowship mentor, speaker, and advisory board member. A deep believer in investing in future generations, she has taught and mentored Harvard medical students and residents at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she completed her residency and chief residency.
“My time at Harvard was among the most formative of my personal and professional life. Having the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the Harvard community would be both a privilege and a responsibility that I would be honored to undertake.”
She and her husband, David Bilder AB ’90, have two children.