Assistant Professor Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, University of California, USA

Jason Nagata MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics specializing in adolescent and young adult medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He researches health consequences of adolescent and young adult behaviors and is an expert in body image, eating disorders, and muscle-building behaviors in adolescent boys.


He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the International Association for Adolescent Health Young Professionals Network. He has published over 100 articles in academic journals including The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Pediatrics. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, and US News & World Report. He serves on the International Advisory Board of The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Adolescent Health. In 2019, he was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Emerging Leader in Adolescent Health Award, the Society for Pediatric Research Fellow’s Clinical Research Award, and the Grumbach Award for Excellence in Research at UCSF. He completed his BA in Health and Societies from the University of Pennsylvania, MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford, MD from UCSF, and Paediatrics Residency at Stanford University.