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About Me

As a community organizer at heart, I have continually seen that to care for and organize for the health of a community is to come from a reproductive justice lens. I chose Obstetrics and Gynecology because I wanted to learn and work at the intersections of integrating community-based reproductive health work with the clinical space. To be both hands-on as surgeon and intimately relational as primary care provider. Both health justice organizer for improving reproductive health in my own community and culturally-rooted researcher. To train as an OB/GYN is, for me, an honor and commitment to re-shaping a future where women, gender non-conforming people, and all marginalized people, are heard, cared for, and equipped with tools to lead empowered and health-affirming lives. I am thrilled to be here at UCSF not only for the excellent training but for the clear commitment and community dedicated to a more equitable system. It’s here at UCSF that I know I am being uniquely equipped with the tools, knowledge, and community that will allow me to work toward this more just clinical practice and community future.

Outside of the clinic and hospital, you can find me playing volleyball, writing, getting to the ocean, going to live music shows, making homemade body butters and herbal medicine, studying up on Black/African healing traditions, and working on my Spanish.

Allie Dyer, MD, MPH
Resident Physician - PGY 2

[email protected]

If you are a patient, please do not contact a physician by email without their prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive justice, integrative medicine/traditional healing, family planning, global health, liberatory health, community-based participatory research, trauma-transformative care



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2022 Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine; Portland, OR MD Medicine
2021 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Boston, MA MPH Public Health
2014 Colgate University; Hamilton, NY BA Peace and Conflict Studies

Research & Professional Experience

current Independent researcher, Understanding Historical Trauma and Historical Trauma Healing in the African Diaspora: Healer-Practitioner Perspectives, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
2021 MPH Practicum––Addressing Historical Trauma in the African Diaspora: A Pilot Workshop
2020-2021 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
2020-2021 Leadership Team Member, OHSU Social Connection Project
2019 Student Researcher, Carrier Screening with Sequencing vs Genotyping for Cystic Fibrosis: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OHSU
2017-2020 Diversity and Inclusion Student Liaison, OHSU SOM
2017-2018 Student Lead, Global Health and Urban Underserved College, OHSU SOM
2017-2018 Community Outreach Officer, OHSU Student National Medical Association
2017-current Co-founder and Board Member, Brown Girl Rise
2016-2017 Health Educator, Multnomah County School Based Health Program
2016 Researcher, Call to Safety 2016 Survivor-Led Evaluation
2016 Human Rights Fellow, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Ghana, Detangling Maternal Mortality: Utilizing Women’s Hair Salons for Maternal Health in Ghana
2014-2015 FoodCorps Service Member, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2021 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine
2020 Harvard University T.H. Chan Rose Service Learning Fellowship
2020 Alpha Kappa Kappa Award, Office of Student Access and Completion
2020 Gold Humanism Honor Society, OHSU School of Medicine
2019 All-Hill Student Council Award for Advancement in Community Engagement, OHSU
2019 All-Hill Student Council Award for Student Service, OHSU

Poster Presentations

DYER A, Avram C, Shaffer B, Caughey A. Carrier Screening with Sequencing vs Genotyping for Cystic Fibrosis: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, Grapevine TX. Poster Presentation. February 2020.

DYER A, Duddleston K, Kudenov J. Effect of antibiotic administration on gut architecture in arctic ground squirrels. University of Alaska, Anchorage Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium. August 2013.

Oral Presentations

DYER A, Issa N. Addressing Historical Trauma in the African Diaspora: Developing Integrative Pilot Intervention. Integrative Medicine for the Underserved Conference. Oral Presentation. Virtual. September 2021.

Anderson T, DYER A, Judd G, Lahti E. Narrative in Times of Transition: A Novel Curriculum During COVID-19. Health Humanities International Conference of the Health Humanities Consortium. Oral Presentation. March 2021.


Avram CM, DYER AL, Shaffer B L, Caughey, AB. (2021). The cost‐effectiveness of genotyping versus sequencing for prenatal cystic fibrosis carrier screening. Prenatal Diagnosis, Vol 41. Issue 11. pd.6027.

DYER A. Dreaming up well futures: social movements and public health. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021

Lahti E, Anderson T, DYER A, Emad M, Judd G, Lewis B, Rice D, Schlueter A, Vega T. Narrative in Times of Transition: A Novel Curriculum During COVID-19. Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. 2020


DYER A.We seem reluctant to remember that people incarcerated are exactly that: people