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Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Meet Our QSCERT Fellows

Current QSCERT Fellows

(Current fellows, clockwise from top left:  Anthony Carden, David Chin, Anna Lee DeSista, Tejveer Dhillon.)

Anthony Carden, M.D.
Dr. Carden is a surgery resident in his fourth year at UCDMC. Carden will be developing and evaluating the efficacy of new surgical training tools. He is in the process of developing a prototype for a training simulator for surgeons to test a temporary vascular shunt.

David Chin, Ph.D.
Dr. Chin recently completed a Ph.D. in epidemiology with an emphasis in Health Services and Economics from UC Davis. Dedicated to improving the quality of care and patient safety in the hospital setting, David's research uses data from electronic health records to examine readmissions, cost and develop tools to measure prescribing errors. Prior to his acceptance into the QSCERT fellowship, David worked at the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research as a Graduate Student Researcher.

Anna Lee DeSista, M.D.
Dr. DeSista is a family medicine physician who will focus her research on osteoporosis and bone density testing. She will be taking classes to enhance her skills in comparative effectiveness research, while working in the Same Day Access Clinic in Family and Community Medicine.

Tejveer Dhillon, M.D.
Dr. Dhillon is a 4th year surgery resident at UCDMC. His goal is to improve patient outcomes especially in the field of trauma and critical care. As a fellow, Dr. Dhillon looks forward to learning more about methodology needed to carry out meaningful and sound studies as well as grant writing techniques to enhance future publications.