UCSF’s most extreme cross-campus collaborators

UCSF is spread all across San Francisco, with faculty members’ primary addresses spanning over a dozen zip codes. We know that geographical proximity helps collaboration, but some UCSF researchers are comfortably working with collaborators all across the university, regardless of campus.

I used UCSF Profiles data to look at researchers who have co-authored publications since 2017 with other people currently at UCSF who have primary addresses in a different zip code. I skipped publications with more than 6 total co-authors, since it’s less likely that any two co-authors collaborated directly. (See the example at the end of this post.)

I expected most of the top cross-campus collaborators to be from Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF’s most internally collaborative department—but the list wasn’t as lopsided as I expected.

The list

  • Isabel Elaine Allen (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) has, since 2017, co-authored 6 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 8 other ZIP codes
  • Patricia O’Sullivan (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 14 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 8 other ZIP codes
  • Martha Shumway (Psychiatry) has, since 2017, co-authored 7 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 6 other ZIP codes
  • Christine Ritchie (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 8 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 6 other ZIP codes
  • Emily Finlayson (Surgery) has, since 2017, co-authored 4 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Patrick Yuan (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) has, since 2017, co-authored 3 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Jason Satterfield (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 4 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Youngho Seo (Radiology) has, since 2017, co-authored 5 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Rebecca Sudore (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 4 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Christy Boscardin (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 7 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Gabriela Schmajuk (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 7 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Jinoos Yazdany (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 7 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Bridget O’Brien (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 6 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Mary Whooley (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 5 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Amber Bahorik (Psychiatry) has, since 2017, co-authored 10 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Derek Satre (Psychiatry) has, since 2017, co-authored 11 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • John Boscardin (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 9 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) has, since 2017, co-authored 10 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Michael Matthay (Medicine) has, since 2017, co-authored 11 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes
  • Eric Vittinghoff (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) has, since 2017, co-authored 21 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 5 other ZIP codes

Extended example

  • A (in 94158) co-authors a paper with UCSF colleague B (in 94117) and non-UCSF person C
  • A co-authors another paper with UCSF colleagues D (in 94110) and E (in 94158, the same as A)
  • A co-authors one more paper with ten co-authors — which doesn’t qualify, because we only care about papers with 2-6 total co-authors
  • A has therefore co-authored 2 qualifying papers with UCSF people spread across 2 other ZIP codes.

Photo: Philip Leara, public domain


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