Bob Prentice, PhD
Co-Founder and Former Director (retired), Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)
Public Health Institute
- Former Senior Associate (retired), Public Health Policy and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
- Former Director, Public Health Division, San Francisco Health Department, San Francisco, CA
Bob Prentice, Ph.D., was Director (Retired) of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), a collaboration of eleven local health departments in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and a Senior Associate for Public Health Policy and Practice (Retired) at the Public Health Institute. Bob was previously Director of the Public Health Division at the San Francisco health department, where he worked for nearly two decades in a variety of roles. He also had lead responsibility for city homeless policy during the mayoral administration of Art Agnos. Bob has taught courses in Health Policy and Health and Social Justice to undergraduate and graduate students at San Francisco State University. He received his doctorate in sociology from Michigan State University. He is also an alumnus of the Public Health Leadership Institute.