John R. Weinstein, PhD, MS

Director of Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MS, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 2014
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • BA, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 2007


Dr. Weinstein joined the PA program as a faculty member in 2017. Prior to joining the program he was a global health researcher in the Division of Global Health Sciences at University of California, San Francisco. He has experience teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs in chemistry, biostatistics and global health economics. He has presented his research at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology  annual meetings and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

Dr. Weinstein is the Director of Research for the Physician Assistant Program. He develops and implements the program’s research curriculum which consists of coursework, journal clubs, and the thesis project. Dr. Weinstein performs research related to environmental toxins and pregnancy in Kenya and reducing household air pollution in Guatemala.