Courtney R. Lyles PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management

Dr. Lyles is a health services researcher who focuses most of her work on digital health interventions conducted in under-resourced healthcare settings. This includes developing new technologies, such as machine learning algorithms and mobile apps, as well as broader efforts to spread and sustain evidence-based innovation solutions at a population level.

Dr. Lyles holds appointments in the UCSF Department of Medicine and Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. In addition, she is an Associate Director of the UCSF Program in Implementation Science, and the co-founder of the SOLVE Health Tech equity accelerator.

Her current research funding includes an R01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to design a reinforcing learning algorithm to promote physical activity for patients with diabetes and depression, in both English and Spanish (entitled DIAMANTE, co-PI with Dr. Adrian Aguilera). She also leads an R01 from the NIH National Library of Medicine to design a mobile application that generates community-level rankings of health resources at the neighborhood level (entitled MAVEN).

  • Stanford University, BA in Human Biology
  • University of Washington School of Public Health, PhD in Health Services
  • Digital health technology
  • Underserved patient populations
  • Chronic disease prevention and care management
  • Social determinants of health
  • Electronic health records
  • Digital Health Design and Evaluation (Spring 2020)