Ellen Goldstein, MA

Director, Ombudsperson
Vice Provost-Academic Affairs
+1 415 502-9600

Ellen Goldstein, MA, CO-OP has served as the Director of the Office of the Ombuds since 2020 after 8 years of providing Ombuds services at UCSF. Ellen earned her Master’s degree in Social Psychology, trained as a volunteer mediator in 2007, and is a Certified Organizational Ombuds Practitioner. She has been at UCSF since 1988, starting with a focus on collaborations and linking research to community and governmental partners at the AIDS Health Project and the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. In 1993, Ellen then helped launch and then managed the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute. With a background as a program manager, researcher, and course lecturer, Ellen brings a commitment to individual coaching, facilitation and bridging the gap between diverse stakeholders. Her work includes helping individuals and teams navigate challenging situations by building or restoring trust and exploring options that meet people’s goals for moving forward.


Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action

Making sure research is used: Community-generated recommendations for disseminating research via non-traditional venues

Fernández-Peña JR, Moore L, Goldstein E, DeCarlo P, Grinstead O, Hunt C, Bao D, Wilson H

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

Engaging a University in Self-Assessment and Strategic Planning to Build Partnership Capacity: The UCSF Experience

Wortis N, Goldstein E, Vargas RA, and Grumbach, K.

Evidence-Based Practice Manual. Research and outcome Measures in Health and Human Services. Roberts, A., Yeager, K. (Eds.)

HIV Prevention: Evidence –Based Practice with Infrastructure Support

Lewis, S., Goldstein, E

AIDS & Public Policy Journal,

Cost-effectiveness analysis and HIV prevention community planning

Pinkerton, S.D., Holtgrave, D.R., Willingham, M., Goldstein, E

Health Education and Behavior

Collaborative Community Research Consortium: A Model for HIV Prevention

Haynes Sanstad, K., Stall, R., Goldstein, E., Everett, W., Brousseau, W.

AIDS Education and Prevention

Sources of Information for HIV Prevention Program Managers: A National Survey

Goldstein, E., Wrubel, J., Faigeles, B., DeCarlo

In Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment & Accountability. Fetterman, D.M., Kaftarian, S.J., & Wandersman, A

The HIV Prevention Evaluation Initiative: A Model for Collaborative and Empowerment Evaluation

Gomez, C.A., Goldstein, E