UCSF Distinguished Professor of Adolescent and Young Adult Health
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSFMC)
Dr. Kim Norman is the UCSF Distinguishes Professor of Adolescent and Young Adult Health; Director, UCSF Young Adult and Family Center; and UCSF Health Sciences Professor, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Dr. Norman founded and directs the Young Adult and Family Center (YAFC), which is dedicated to innovation in the creation of mental health services, clinical research, health education, outreach, and public policy advocacy for the benefit of adolescents and young adults ages 12-24, and their families. The YAFC is among the first academically based psychiatry programs in the nation dedicated to advancing the understanding and care of transitional-aged youth. The YAFC operates several 'bricks and mortar' clinics within UCSF’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics; is embedded in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics' Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic; initiates school-based interventions (high school and college) for mental health awareness and suicide prevention; and pioneers e-therapeutics using technology to disseminate health information, promote healthy behavioral change, de-stigmatize mental illness, and make health care more accessible to adolescents young adults and their families. Dr. Norman is dedicating the remainder of his career to making mental health care available to every adolescent and family in need of services; to training the next generation of health care professionals committed to helping adolescents and their families; and to advancing the knowledge base of best clinical practices.