Norman G. Hearst, MD, MPH

Family practice physician

Dr. Norman G. Hearst is a family medicine doctor. He has special interests in HIV and AIDS epidemiology and prevention, expanding research capacity in developing countries and international health.

Hearst earned his medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in family medicine at UCSF Fresno. He also received fellowship training in clinical epidemiology from UCSF. He earned a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

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UCSF 1980


UCSF Fresno, Family Medicine 1983


UCSF, Clinical Epidemiology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zong Z, Huang J, Sun X, Mao J, Shu X, Hearst N. Prenatal care among rural to urban migrant women in China. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Jul 13; 18(1):301.
  2. Ikeda JM, Racancoj O, Welty S, Page K, Hearst N, McFarland W. Risk Behaviors and Perceptions Among Self-identified Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), Bisexuals, Transvestites, and Transgender Women in Western Guatemala. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jun 15.
  3. Ruark A, Kajubi P, Ruteikara S, Green EC, Hearst N. Couple Relationship Functioning as a Source or Mitigator of HIV Risk: Associations Between Relationship Quality and Sexual Risk Behavior in Peri-urban Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2018 Apr; 22(4):1273-1287.
  4. Zong Z, Yang W, Sun X, Mao J, Shu X, Hearst N. Migration Experiences and Reported Sexual Behavior Among Young, Unmarried Female Migrants in Changzhou, China. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 Sep 27; 5(3):516-524.
  5. Sun X, Sun Y, Zong Z, Shu X, Mao J, Hearst N. Sexual and reproductive healthcare utilization among women aged 40 to 49 in rural China. Menopause. 2016 10; 23(10):1146-51.
  6. Zhou J, Hearst N. Health-related quality of life of among elders in rural China: the effect of widowhood. Qual Life Res. 2016 12; 25(12):3087-3095.
  7. Sun X, Shu X, Zong Z, Mao J, Sun Y, Hearst N. Unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of women aged 50 to 64 years in rural China. Menopause. 2015 May; 22(5):505-11.
  8. Christianini AR, Conti MA, Hearst N, Cordás TA, de Abreu CN, Tavares H. Treating kleptomania: cross-cultural adaptation of the Kleptomania Symptom Assessment Scale and assessment of an outpatient program. Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 56:289-94.
  9. Zhou J, Ru X, Hearst N. Individual and household-level predictors of health related quality of life among middle-aged people in rural Mid-east China: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jun 28; 14:660.
  10. Ikeda JM, Tellez CA, Hudes ES, Page K, Evans J, Racancoj O, Hearst N. Impact of integrating HIV and TB care and treatment in a regional tuberculosis hospital in rural Guatemala. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S96-103.
  11. Ikeda JM, Schaffer JR, Sac Ixcot ML, Page K, Hearst N. Risk of sexually transmitted infections among Mayan women in rural Guatemala whose partners are migrant workers. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S32-6.
  12. Hearst N, Ruark A, Hudes ES, Goldsmith J, Green EC. Demographic and health surveys indicate limited impact of condoms and HIV testing in four African countries. Afr J AIDS Res. 2013 Mar; 12(1):9-15.
  13. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Alencar CH, Hearst N, Heukelbach J. Late-stage diagnosis of HIV infection in Brazilian children: evidence from two national cohort studies. Cad Saude Publica. 2013 07; 29(7):1291-300.
  14. Green EC, Kajubi P, Ruark A, Kamya S, D'Errico N, Hearst N. The need to reemphasize behavior change for HIV prevention in Uganda: a qualitative study. Stud Fam Plann. 2013 Mar; 44(1):25-43.
  15. Carvalho PH, Ferreira ME, Kotait M, Teixeira PC, Hearst N, Cordás TA, Conti MA. [Conceptual, semantic, and instrumental equivalences: preliminary analysis of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Male Body Dissatisfaction Scale (MBDS)]. Cad Saude Publica. 2013 Feb; 29(2):403-9.
  16. Conti MA, Ferreira ME, Amaral AC, Hearst N, Cordás TA, Scagliusi FB. [Semantic equivalence of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the "Body Change Inventory"]. Cien Saude Colet. 2012 Sep; 17(9):2457-69.
  17. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Hearst N, Oliveira FA, Heukelbach J. High occurrence of HIV-positive siblings due to repeated mother-to-child transmission in Brazil. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(5):601-5.
  18. Ramos AN, Matida LH, Hearst N, Heukelbach J. AIDS morbidity and mortality in Brazilian children before and after highly active antiretroviral treatment implementation: an assessment of regional trends. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Sep; 30(9):773-7.
  19. Conti MA, Hearst N, Latorre Mdo R. [Translation and validation for Brazil of the body image scale for adolescents--Offer Self-Image Questionnaire (OSIQ)]. Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2011 Sep; 14(3):508-21.
  20. Possas C, Buchalla CM, Hearst N. Building AIDS research capacity in Brazil. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug; 57 Suppl 3:S125-8.

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