Margot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, Director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, and Division Chief and Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. She is a practicing general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Margot’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of homelessness and housing instability, with the goal of preventing and ending homelessness and ameliorating the effects of homelessness on health. She works closely with government bodies, non-profits and communities impacted by homelessness to bring forward solutions that center racial and housing justice. She serves as a Board member of Housing California. She speaks at a local, state and national level about issues of homelessness.