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.


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.