Vanessa McMahan, PhD

Research Scientist



Vanessa McMahan, PhD is a Research Scientist at CSUH. She received her doctorate and Master of Science from the University of Washington in Health Services. She is dedicated to harm reduction and evaluating programs to improve well being among marginalized communities. Previously, Vanessa coordinated PrEP studies among people who use methamphetamine and has volunteered with syringe services programs since 2000.

Complete list of publications can be found at:

San Francisco Department of Public Health

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102


Tel: 628-217-6232

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