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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Current Ph.D. students

Meet the current Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy students.

Class of 2015

Barbara Baranishyn-Hanna

Barbara Baranishyn-Hanna, R.N.

Contact: Barbara.Hanna@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Heart failure readmits and understanding regional variations in home-care utilization and spending
Current work: California certified public health nurse; nationally certified case manager; president and chief executive officer, Home and Health Care Management

Rocio Hernandez

Rocio Hernandez, M.F.T.

Contact: Rocio.Hernandez@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Application of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing  techniques to reduce test taking anxiety in entering high school students
Current work: Health equity policy study

Kristine Himmerick

Kristine Himmerick, M.S., M.P.A.S.

Contact: Kristine.Himmerick@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Primary care workforce
Current work: Physician assistant educator

Kelley Jaeger-Jackson

Kelley Jaeger-Jackson, R.N., M.S.N.

Contact: Kelley.Jaeger-Jackson@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Person-centered care
Current work: Regional service excellence coach, Sutter Sacramento Sierra

Satish Mahajan

Satish Mahajan, R.N., M.E.

Contact: Satish.Mahajan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Informatics, pain management and education
Current work: Clinical informatics coordinator, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Rebecca Salisbury

Rebecca Lash, R.N., M.S.N., M.P.P.

Contact: Rebecca.Lash@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Emergency department utilization and overcrowding
Current work: Registered nurse, Nethercutt Emergency Center, UCLA Medical Center

Rayne Soriano

Rayne Soriano, R.N., M.S.N.

Contact: Rayne.Soriano@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: The informatics knowledge, skills and abilities of the nurse manager: Bridging the gap between published competencies and practice.
Current work: Manager of Nursing Informatics and Clinical Transformation Program, National Care Delivery Business Information Office and National Patient Care Services, Kaiser Permanente

Class of 2016

Samantha Blackburn

Samantha Blackburn, R.N., M.S.N.

Contact: Samantha.Blackburn@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: School health program coordination and leadership, school-community health partnerships
Current work: Project director, California School Health Centers Association; Independent consultant, School Health Consulting

Amy Doroy

Amy Doroy, R.N., M.S.

Contact: Amy.Doroy@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Interprofessional education and patient safety across the continuum of care
Current work: Nurse manager, Medical Intensive Care Unit, UC Davis Health System; Grant lead, Early Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit

Bronwyn Fields

Bronwyn Fields, R.N., M.P.H.

Contact: Bronwyn.Fields@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Rural-health workforce recruitment, retention and professional support 
Current work: Assistant director of clinical services, United Home Care

Daphene Francis

Daphene Francis, R.N., M.S.

Contact: Daphene.Francis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Migration health and health outcomes of black Caribbean immigrants
Current work: Full-time student; Previous: Graduate student researcher with Dr. Holli Devon, a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular care on a study examining the gender differences in symptoms of heart disease; assisted faculty and staff with various curriculum/education projects at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis; teaching assistant for two quarters.

Ellen Goldstein

Ellen Goldstein, M.F.T.

Contact: Ellen.Goldstein@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Trauma-informed approach to primary care
Current work: Licensed marriage and family therapist; Trainer and consultant for trauma-informed care

Sally Moyce

Sally Moyce, R.N.

Contact: Sally.Moyce@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Immigrant health and social determinants of health
Current work: Project manager of local epidemiologic study of the prevalence and risk factors of diabetes among Latinos

Holly Thurston

Holly Thurston, M.S.W.

Contact: Holly.Thurston@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Prevention of child maltreatment
Current work: Quality assurance officer, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services 

Robin Whitney

Robin Whitney, R.N.

Contact: Robin.Jensen@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Quality of health care and care coordination
Current work: Clinical supervisor, Short Stay Surgery Department, Fresno Community Regional Medical Center

Class of 2017

Barbara Abeling

Barbara Abeling, R.N., M.S.

Contact: Barbara.Abeling@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Phillip Bautista

Phillip Bautista, R.N.

Contact: Phillip.Bautista@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Sujuan Cai

Sujuan Cai, R.N., M.S.N.

Contact: Sujuan.Cai@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Jacqueline Clavo-Hall

Jacqueline Clavo-Hall, R.N., M.S.N., M.S.

Contact: Jacqueline.Clavo-Hall@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Ian Koebner

Ian Koebner, M.S., M.S.A.c

Contact: Ian.Koebner@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

May Ying Ly

May Ying Ly, M.S.W.

Contact: MayYing.Ly@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed, M.P.H., M.S.W.

Contact: SarahC.Reed@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu


Christy Solorio

Christy Solorio, R.N., M.S.

Contact: Christy.Solorio@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Jacqueline Stocking

Jacqueline Stocking, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A.

Contact: Jacqueline.Stocking@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu