Founder and Director, Center for Nature and Health, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Nooshin Razani, MD MPH founded and directs the Center for Nature and Health at the University of California at San Francisco where she directs several research projects and an FQHC-housed nature clinic. Since being trained as Nature Champion by the U.S. Bureau of Fish and Wildlife in 2009, Dr. Razani has assisted safety-net clinics to integrate park partnerships into their clinical care. She has designed, implemented, and evaluated staff trainings on nature and health for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She served as principal investigator for the first randomized trial of nature referrals by primary care providers. Dr. Razani sits on advocacy groups to increase equity and inclusion in public lands, such as Parks Now!, California Outdoor Engagement Coalition, and Healthy Parks Healthy People Bay Area, and remains dedicated to making sure children and families have the opportunity to enjoy and connect with nature. She completed her medical degree at University of California San Francisco, pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland, and Masters from the Harvard School of Public Health.