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Why OBGYN? Overcoming the adversity of being a Black woman raised in the South and a young witness to domestic violence, I understood very early the complex intersectionality of racism, sexism and poverty. Then soon after, witnessing my older sister become a mother at 16 years old and learning my grandmother birthed my mother at the tender age of 14 years old, I became all too familiar with a cycle that is not unique to my family but one that is rampant amongst many communities similar to mine. Growing up, my mother was seldom shy when discussing safer sex practices with us and was always very candid about why. Her father died from AIDS complications in the early 1990s, and she educated us at young ages about how to protect ourselves. These conversations introduced me to the field of OB/GYN at a young age, and it became my goal. After years of being frustrated with the circumstances in which I and others around me faced, I wanted to make a change in my community, no matter how small. Shortly after beginning my studies at Howard University in Washington, DC, I began working at the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington as the Youth Program Intern. There, I went into schools and communities educating young people about their sexual health all while having conversations about their purpose and self-image. I helped to inform hundreds of youth about how to prevent HIV, STIs, and unplanned pregnancies. My passion for impacting my community had taken root, and I became excited to see the impact I could have on Black and Brown adolescent girls and mothers. As a first year medical student, I tutored at a high school 5 minutes from our campus where I noticed at least 5 pregnant teenagers walking the halls. Concerned, I met with the principal to discuss what was being taught in the safe sex course or even if there was one. As I suspected, it consisted of abstinence only education. Desiring to provide more comprehensive education and support, two months later, I founded Sisters Informing Healing Living and Empowering (SIHLE) Augusta. SIHLE is an organization for African American teenage mothers and girls, where we discuss self-image, safer sex practices, healthy relationships, and assertive communication skills. Over the last 4 years, we have graduated over 45 teenage mothers and girls, raised money for scholarships, and provided clothing, cribs and strollers to our mothers in need. After my experiences with SIHLE and encountering similar patients during my OBGYN rotation, I knew that there was only one path for me in medicine—to become an OBGYN, advocating and creating spaces for safer sex education, access to contraception, and reproductive justice in communities like the one that raised me.

Why UCSF? Over the years, I have dedicated my life to hearing concerns of individuals and communities affected by adolescent pregnancy and high rates of HIV and STIs; I have seen how policies have affected the ability of marginalized individuals to make choices about their own bodies, and their reproduction, and even their own safety. I have worked to meet their needs, utilizing my skills and assets, and speaking up for those deemed voiceless and vulnerable in society. As an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, I plan to center such communities in my work and use my station to be a voice for vulnerable populations wherever necessary—through policy, research, community service, and patient care. I pursued a residency program that would provide the insight, platform and training necessary for me to continue to change the things I cannot accept. UCSF Ob/Gyn Residency checked every box and more. They are the physicians I aspire to be—advocates above all, and I wake up grateful every day to join such a groundbreaking group of leaders.

Outside of residency? As an Atlanta native, one of my favorite pastimes is roller skating, a skill I learned from my mother. I have my signature “Georgia Peach” skates and will skate just about anywhere. I have developed a bit of wanderlust as well. I love travelling domestically and internationally. I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Kenya, Peru, Spain, Hungary, and many Caribbean islands. Patiently waiting to add to the list! With my family, I love to play board and card games: Game of Life and Spades are my go-to. As a child, I began to write poetry to understand my experiences and continue that habit today. One day, I’ll have enough guts to perform a spoken word! Being new to the Bay Area, I plan on exploring the beautiful nature trails, ocean views, coffee shops, vineyards, restaurants, and community.

Bria Peacock, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 3

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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, family planning, adolescent pregnancy, sexual health education, maternal mortality, health equity and social justice



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2021 Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA MD Medicine
2016 Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA BA Biology
2012-2014 Howard University, Washington, DC N/A Biology

Research & Professional Experience

2017-current SIHLE Augusta, Founder and Director
2019-current Assessing the Effectiveness of Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living, and Empowering (SIHLE) Programs on African American Adolescent Females and Mothers, Principal
2020-2021 Gold Humanism Honor Society, Advocacy Committee Organizer
2020-2021 Dean’s Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Leader
2020 Teen Resiliency COVID-19 Mental Health and Well-Being, Student Leader
2018-2019 Student National Medical Association, Community Service Chair
2018-2019 Women’s Clinic Coordinator
2018-2019 GY Cervical Cancer Detection, Investigator
2018 Opening Doors to Healthier Living, Investigator
2016 Grady Trauma Project, Emory University School of Medicine, Student Research Intern
2014 CDC Evidence Based Intervention, SIHLE Educator
2012-2014 Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, Youth Educator
2012-2014 PHAGES Lab (Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science), Investigator
2012-2014 Howard Hughes Medical Research Scholars, Howard University

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2021 U.S. Surgeon General and U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award
2021 Dean’s Clinical Honor Society
2021 AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
2021 Bob Stager Compassion in OBGYN Award
2021 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2020 Inaugural A to Z Medical Excellence Scholarship
2020 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2019 AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship
2019 Student Spotlight of ACOG District IV Medical Student Newsletter

Poster Presentations

PEACOCK B, Davie R, Gaffney J, Latif E. A Pilot Study: Assessing the Effectiveness of Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living, and Empowering (SIHLE) on African American, Adolescent Mothers. Poster presentation. Annual Medical Education Conference (virtual). 2020.

Oral Presentations

PEACOCK B, Martin K. Leadership During Covid-19 Pandemic. Pandemic Elective. Medical College of Georgia. Lecture. April 2020


PEACOCK B. A Black Abortion Provider’s Perspective on Post-Roe America. N Engl J Med. 2022 Jun 23;386(25):e70. doi: 10.1056/NEJMpv2206922. Epub 2022 Jun 8. PMID: 35675199

Robinson CJ, London-Thomas LY, Dickson LA, Clinton TA, Baig H, Bute M, Fahad M, Farrakhan K, Grady N, Guthrie NE, Hafid R, Harvey J, Hunnicutt K, Larsen VL, McDuffie T, McGee EN, Pailin JY, PEACOCK B, Thomas A, Anderson WA. Genome Sequence of Mycobacteriophage ErnieJ. Genome Announcements, 2016 Nov-Dec; 4(6): e00873-16. Published online 2016 Nov 23. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00873-16. PMID: 27881532