Steven Chen, MD

Chief Medical Officer

ALL IN Alameda

Steven Chen, MD, as the Chief Medical Officer of ALL IN Alameda County, brings an integrative health equity lens to ALL IN’s work on poverty. His areas of expertise include integrative medicine, health equity, and innovative models of care that address social determinants of health (SDOH) and improve health outcomes. To this end, he is leading the scale and spread of a “Food as Medicine” initiative across Alameda County health clinics, health systems and food systems. “Food as Medicine” builds three important pieces of innovative infrastructure at health centers: a “Food Farmacy” through a partnership with a local farm; a “Behavioral Pharmacy Group Medical Visit” that combines movement, nutrition, stress reduction and social support; and leading edge nutrition education for busy clinicians to integrate the use of food as medicine into primary care visits. He is also involved in policy efforts to make Medically Supportive Food a covered health insurance benefit. 

Dr. Chen’s commitments to a more just and inclusive world is informed by his experiences as a son of immigrants and a 2nd generation Taiwanese American. Dr. Chen recognizes the importance of language access, and he continues to develop more fluency in Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish to better serve our communities. 

A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Chen is a board-certified family medicine physician who completed his residency training at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital. He has received additional fellowship training in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, the California Health Care Foundation’s Leadership Program, acupuncture training through the UCLA-HMI Physicians’ Medical Acupuncture program, and advanced training in a form of osteopathic manipulative medicine called Strain-Counterstrain. 

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