Dr. McCahill is board certified in both family medicine and psychiatry, and she practiced both specialties simultaneously for over 20 years as a full-time faculty member at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, where she taught health-care trainees in multiple disciplines in both classroom and clinical settings. Her clinical practice has emphasized health care for those with limited access to care; those who are homeless and/or living in poverty, and for this work she was awarded the Medical Board of California’s “Physician Humanitarian Award” in 2008. She has taught classes on the importance of spirituality in health care for students at the University of San Diego, The Franciscan School of Theology, and UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. McCahill is a 2016 graduate of the Franciscan School of Theology and is a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. Dr. McCahill and her husband have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary; they have two adult children and six grandchildren.