Dr. Dayna Long
Dr. Dayna Long is a pediatrician at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her main clinical work is in primary care and asthma clinic.
Dr. Long is the Medical Director at the Center for Community Health and Engagement (CCHE). The mission of CCHE is to advance equity by partnering with communities to promote preventative health and wellbeing for all children and their families.
Dr. Long is the co-Founder and Medical Director of the Family Information and Navigation Desk (FIND). The goal of FIND is to address the social and environmental factors that profoundly impact health outcomes. Via culturally responsive community Navigators and evidence based best practices, patients are connected to community based resources that satisfy unmet basic needs such as food insecurity, housing, tobacco cessation, physical activity, childcare, as well as mental health and developmental services.
Dr. Long is the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Spokeswoman for the Too Small to Fail: Talk, Read, Sing Initiative. Too Small to Fail encourages early literacy and brain development by having caregivers in low-income communities, starting at birth and daily thereafter, talk, read and sing to their babies. Dr. Long is an adviser for the White House Bridging the Word Gap- Incentive Prize challenge and part of the national Bridging the Word Gap Research Network.
Her research interests include health disparities, social determinants of health, community health, and asthma. She is the site Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded AsthmaNet trials. Currently, her asthma research projects are the Best African American Response to Asthma Drugs (BARD) and the hot spotting project, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Protocol to Assess Environmental Effects on Drug Response for AsthmaNet Studies.
As a steering committee member of First Five-Alameda County/Help Me Grow, Dr. Long advocates for children. In 2014, Dr. Long received a National Service Award from the Corporation for National Service and joined Presidents Bill Clinton and Obama at the White House to celebrate national community service. In 2015, she was accepted into the Harvard Macy’s Institute Leading Innovations in Health Care Cohort. For 2016, Dr. Long is the Girls Inc, Alameda STRONG awardee.
Dr. Long received her BS from Stanford University in Biology and a BA in African and African-American History. She attended medical school at George Washington University and completed her residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Dr Long is the proud mother of 3 boys. Her hobbies include eating good food, hiking, biking, reading and spending time with family and friends.