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Norman Hearst, M.P.H., M.D.

Family medicine specialist

Dr. Norman G. Hearst is a family medicine physician with a special interest in HIV and AIDS epidemiology and prevention, expanding research capacity in developing countries and international health. In addition to treating patients, Hearst is a professor in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Hearst received fellowship training in clinical epidemiology from UCSF, completed a residency in family practice at UCSF Fresno, and received a master's in public health from UC Berkeley.


Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(second and fourth Wednesday of the month, open 9:30 a.m.)

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UCSF 1980


Valley Medical Center Fresno, Family Practice 1983


UCSF, Clinical Epidemiology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sun X, Shu X, Zong Z, Mao J, Sun Y, Hearst N. Unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of women aged 50 to 64 years in rural China. Menopause. 2015 May; 22(5):505-11.
  2. Christianini AR, Conti MA, Hearst N, Cordás TA, de Abreu CN, Tavares H. Treating kleptomania: cross-cultural adaptation of the Kleptomania Symptom Assessment Scale and assessment of an outpatient program. Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 56:289-94.
  3. Zhou J, Ru X, Hearst N. Individual and household-level predictors of health related quality of life among middle-aged people in rural Mid-east China: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:660.
  4. Ikeda JM, Schaffer JR, Sac Ixcot ML, Page K, Hearst N. Risk of sexually transmitted infections among Mayan women in rural Guatemala whose partners are migrant workers. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S32-6.
  5. Ikeda JM, Tellez CA, Hudes ES, Page K, Evans J, Racancoj O, Hearst N. Impact of integrating HIV and TB care and treatment in a regional tuberculosis hospital in rural Guatemala. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S96-103.
  6. Hearst N, Ruark A, Hudes ES, Goldsmith J, Green EC. Demographic and health surveys indicate limited impact of condoms and HIV testing in four African countries. Afr J AIDS Res. 2013 Mar; 12(1):9-15.
  7. Ramos Jr AN, Matida LH, Alencar CH, Hearst N, Heukelbach J. Late-stage diagnosis of HIV infection in Brazilian children: evidence from two national cohort studies. Cad Saude Publica. 2013 Jul; 29(7):1291-300.
  8. Green EC, Kajubi P, Ruark A, Kamya S, D'Errico N, Hearst N. The need to reemphasize behavior change for HIV prevention in Uganda: a qualitative study. Stud Fam Plann. 2013 Mar; 44(1):25-43.
  9. Carvalho PH, Ferreira ME, Kotait M, Teixeira PC, Hearst N, Cordás TA, Conti MA. [Conceptual, semantic, and instrumental equivalences: preliminary analysis of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Male Body Dissatisfaction Scale (MBDS)]. Cad Saude Publica. 2013 Feb; 29(2):403-9.
  10. Conti MA, Ferreira ME, Amaral AC, Hearst N, Cordás TA, Scagliusi FB. [Semantic equivalence of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the "Body Change Inventory"]. Cien Saude Colet. 2012 Sep; 17(9):2457-69.
  11. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Hearst N, Oliveira FA, Heukelbach J. High occurrence of HIV-positive siblings due to repeated mother-to-child transmission in Brazil. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(5):601-5.
  12. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Hearst N, Heukelbach J. AIDS morbidity and mortality in Brazilian children before and after highly active antiretroviral treatment implementation: an assessment of regional trends. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Sep; 30(9):773-7.
  13. Conti MA, Hearst N, Latorre Mdo R. [Translation and validation for Brazil of the body image scale for adolescents--Offer Self-Image Questionnaire (OSIQ)]. Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2011 Sep; 14(3):508-21.
  14. Matida LH, Santos NJ, Ramos AN, Gianna MC, da Silva MH, Domingues CS, de Albuquerque Possas C, Hearst N. Eliminating vertical transmission of HIV in São Paulo, Brazil: progress and challenges. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug; 57 Suppl 3:S164-70.
  15. Possas C, Buchalla CM, Hearst N. Building AIDS research capacity in Brazil. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug; 57 Suppl 3:S125-8.
  16. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Hearst N, Heukelbach J. Opportunistic illnesses in Brazilian children with AIDS: results from two national cohort studies, 1983-2007. AIDS Res Ther. 2011; 8:23.
  17. Costa LS, Latorre Mdo R, Hearst N, Marques HH. Health Related Quality of Life Assessment questionnaire for children aged 5 to 11 years with HIV/AIDS: cross-cultural adaptation for the Portuguese language. Cad Saude Publica. 2011 Jul; 27(7):1445-9.
  18. Hearst N, Kajubi P, Hudes ES, Maganda AK, Green EC. Prevention messages and AIDS risk behavior in Kampala, Uganda. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(1):87-90.
  19. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Hearst N, Heukelbach J. Mortality in Brazilian children with HIV/AIDS: the role of non-AIDS-related conditions after highly active antiretroviral therapy introduction. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Dec; 25(12):713-8.
  20. Kajubi P, Green EC, Hudes ES, Kamya MR, Ruark AH, Hearst N. Multiple sexual partnerships among poor urban dwellers in Kampala, Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Jun 1; 57(2):153-6.

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