Danya Long, MD, FAAP (UCSF)

Medical Director, Center for Community Health and Engagement

Attending Pediatrician in the Emergency Department, Primary Care, Asthma Clinic, Homeless Clinic

Dr. Dayna Long is a pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her main clinical work is in primary care and asthma clinic. She is the Medical Director of the Center for Community Health and Engagement and the Founder and Director of the Family Information and Navigation Desk (FIND) and its addition, FINDconnect, a web based platform. Dr. Long obtained a B.S and B.A from Stanford University in both History and Biology. She then attended medical school at George Washington University Medical School in Washington D.C. Following medical school, she did her internship and residency and a clinical infectious disease fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.



Dr. Long’s  research interests include health disparities, social determinants of health, community health and resilience. Directly related to her research interest, the goal of FIND and FINDconnect are to address the social and environmental factors that profoundly impact health. Dr. Long is also PI of the PEARL Study  which  explores adverse childhood experiences, biomarkers and interventions to prevent the negative health sequlea of adversity and to promote resilience.