Meet our QSCERT (T32) Fellows

Bateni, Sarah, M.D., General Surgery Resident. Has completed three years of general surgery clinical residency training at UC Davis Medical Center. Now devoting two years to research with a focus on postoperative outcomes among patients with advanced cancer.

Cox, Jessica, M.D., Department of Surgery. Jessica is a general surgery resident at UC Davis, currently dedicating her time to research as an MCRTP scholar and a QSCERT fellow. She is interested in trauma, acute care surgery and critical care, which she plans to pursue after completing residency. Her current work focuses on improving care in the traumatically injured aging population and the appropriate use of intensive care units.

Jaime, Maria Catrina Diestro, Ph.D., General Medicine. Dr. Jaime’s research and work experience spans over the past 12 years. She began her research career working on multidisciplinary research at the University of California Davis Medical Center and received her Master of Public Health. Later, Dr. Jaime worked for the University of Pittsburgh and the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She oversaw community-based and federally funded research grants, focusing on prevention and interventions with community-partnered approaches to reach vulnerable populations. Dr. Jaime also served on the Community PARTners Core through the Clinical Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh. She developed guidelines and trainings to assist investigators and community members on community based projects. Dr. Jaime completed her doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. She examined masculinity norms and gender inequitable attitudes associated with sexual risk behaviors among young men juvenile justice-involved. Currently, Dr. Jaime is a postdoctoral scholar for the Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training at University of California, Davis through the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.

Evans, Ethan, Ph.D., is interested in Medical Sociology, Organization Studies, Health Disparities and Social Welfare. His dissertation focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, asking: "How are new organization arrangements between public agencies and private for- and non-profit organizations creating unanticipated barriers to system function?" With the project, he seeks to understand the influence of institutions and changes to benefit provision, healthcare system governance, and service delivery. As a QSCERT Fellow, Ethan will extend his mezzo-level institutional analysis to explore impacts on patient health.

Other projects include: assessing access to primary care for California's expanded Medi-Cal population, exploring health access disparities for children of immigrants, state policy effects on access improvement, and the impact of family instability on decisions to seek formal medical care across the life course.

Moulin, Aimee, M.D., is a fellow in the Quality, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (QSCERT) Program. She is faculty in the Department of emergency medicine. She co-authored a report on Community Paramedicine with the Institute of Population Health Management at UC Davis published in 2013. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee with the Office of State Health Planning and Development overseeing the Community Paramedicine Pilots in California and President-Elect of the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

White, Anne, Ph.D., is interested in Medical Sociology. Her dissertation research focused on doctor-patient communication in a rural setting with a focus on clinical general surgery interactions using a mixed-method approach combining Conversation Analysis, ethnography, and statistical analysis.  She received her PhD in Sociology from University of California Los Angeles and her BA in Sociology from Princeton University.  As a QSCERT Fellow, Anne is interested in looking at how pain medication gets requested and offered during patient visits.