Dr. Tonya Chaffee, MD, MPH, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, at the University of California, San Francisco. She is Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC) the referral center for children and adolescent who are alleged victims of sexual assault for the city and county of San Francisco. She also is the Director of Teen and Young Adult Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital where she provides primary care to teens and young adults including those who are victims of trafficking.
Dr Chaffee completed her Pediatric Residency, Chief Residency, and fellowship training Adolescent Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently completed an Academic Fellowship in Violence Prevention, at San Francisco General Hospital with a focus on youth violence. She subsequently earned a Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley and has continued to conduct research and policy work the area of violence prevention. She has served on numerous local and national organizations focusing on youth violence, and most recently she served on the Institute of Medicine Committee’s report on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. She has been involved with several Bay Area initiatives and organizations working to address human trafficking.