University of California San Francisco
Dr. Alison Huang is a practicing internist, clinical epidemiologist, and clinical trialist at the University of California San Francisco, where her research focuses on advancing scientific understanding and improving clinical management of urinary incontinence and other lower urinary tract syndromes in older women. She has designed and implemented multiple randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions to address lower urinary tract symptoms in women, including an NIA-funded trial of a behavioral relaxation intervention for overactive bladder syndrome in women and an NIDDK-funded trial of a group-based yoga program for urinary incontinence in women. She was also co-principal investigator of the BRIDGES multicenter trial demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a simplified diagnostic algorithm for initiating pharmacologic therapy for urgency-predominant incontinence in ambulatory women. Dr. Huang co-directs the UCSF-KPNC K12 Faculty Career Development Program in Urologic Epidemiology research and also conducts epidemiologic research to identify predictors of the development, progression, and impact of urinary incontinence and other lower urinary tract symptoms in women of diverse backgrounds.