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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group

All four School of Nursing graduate programs are led by the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group, an interprofessional team of more than 40 faculty members from disciplines including nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, pharmacy, sociology and public health. Click here to learn more about graduate groups.

Graduate group chair

Paul FitzGerald, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Graduate group members

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nick Anderson, M.S., Ph.D., Robert D. Cardiff Professor of Informatics, UC Davis; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,UC Davis; Director of Informatics, Clinical Translational Science Center, UC Davis

Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Aaron Bair, M.D., MSc, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center

Debra Bakerjian, Ph.D., F.N.P., R.N., F.A.A.N.P., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Janice F. Bell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.N., Assistant Professor, Betty Irene Moroe School of Nursing

Lars Berglund, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research and Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine; Director, UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center

Jeri Bigbee, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Shelley Blozis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Lavjay Butani, M.D., Pediatric Clerkship Director, UC Davis- Sacramento, CA; Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Nephrology, UC Davis- Sacramento, CA

Sheryl L. Catz, Ph.D.,  Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Mark Christiansen, Ph.D., P.A.-C., Physician Assistant Program Director, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Mitchell D. Creinin, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Davis

Timothy W. Cutler, Pharm. D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, UC San Francisco; Director, UC Davis- Sacramento Experimental Pharmacy Program

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Roberto De Vogli, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology, School of Medicine

Christiana Drake, Ph.D., Admissions Chair, Biostatistics Graduate Group; Professor, Department of Statistics

Suzanne Eidson-Ton, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Departments of Family and Community Medicine and OB/GYN

Nathan Fairman, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

Erik Fernandez y Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Scott Fishman, M.D., Professor and Chief of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Estelle Geraghty, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Ellen Gold, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Philippe R. Goldin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Virginia Hass, D.N.P., R.N., F.N.P.-C., P.A.-C., M.S.N. , Nurse Practitioner Program Director, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Shelly Henderson, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Ladson Hinton, M.D., Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director of Education Core, Alzheimer's Disease Center

Calvin Hirsch, M.D., Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Jill Joseph, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Tae Youn Kim, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System; Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and Distinguished Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor and Co-Vice Chair of Research, Department of Internal Medicine

Nancy E. Lane, M.D., Director, UC Davis Center for Healthy Aging; Endowed Professor of Aging Medicine and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine

Frederick J. Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Vice Dean, School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Department of Internal Medicine 

Richard Michelmore, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Director, UC Davis Genome Center and Bioinformatics Program

Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human and Community Development, UC Davis

Jann Murray-Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

JoAnne E. Natale, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Medical Director, UC Davis Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Technologies and Alliances; Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Alberto Odor, M.D., M.S., Associate Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

José A. Parés-Avila, M.A., M.N., D.N.P., R.N., N.P.-C., A.A.H.I.V.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Debora Paterniti, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, Department of Internal Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Anthony Philipps, M.D., Medical Director, UC Davis Children's Hospital Professor  Neonatology and Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Patrick S. Romano, M.D., Professor of General Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Internal Medicine

Andreea Seritan, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Elena O. Siegel, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Hendry Ton, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Marlene M. von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D., M.P.H., Adjunct Associate Professor of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine; Director of Outreach Research and Education Program, UC Davis Cancer Center

Deborah Ward, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Associate Dean for Academics and Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Peter Yellowlees, M.B.B.S., M.D., Director, Health Informatics; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing, UC Davis; Dean and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, Ph.D., Chair, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology; Co-Director, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools; Cooperative Extension Specialist/Lecturer, Department of Nutrition