Division of Global Health In the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Faculty Profile

Ellen Beck, MD

Ellen Beck M.D.Name: Beck, Ellen L.
Title: Clin Professor
Phone: (858) 534-6110
Department: FAMILY & PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
Location: Evergreen Bldg
Room: 101
Mail Code: 0696
Mailing Address: 9500 Gilman Drive # 0696
La Jolla, CA 92093-0696
Office phone:( 858) 534 6160
Fax: (858) 822 3990

Email: ebeck@ucsd.edu


I see our work as empowerment, helping to create environments where people and communities take charge of their lives and achieve joy and wellbeing. I believe in the WHO definition of health: rather than the absence of disease, the presence of a state of well-being. I believe that, by our actions and reactions, one moment and one person at a time, we can do the work Gandhi teaches, “to be the change we wish to see in the world." To do this, we must follow the teachings of Marley, and “emancipate ourselves from mental slavery”’ and Rumi, ‘not to move the way fear moves us.” With these tools, we must address injustice, for as King teaches, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and we must begin, each of us, in our own way, as Hillel teaches, “If not now, when?”

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