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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing



Kristen Bettega
Project Manager
Phone: (916) 734-7262, Email:
Bettega is a project manager with the School of Nursing research team and she supports the team’s efforts to build and develop the school’s research program. Previously, Bettega served as a community health program representative with the National Children’s Study at UC Davis Health System, where she worked to recruit and retain study participants. Her professional experience includes work as a research specialist for EMQ FamiliesFirst, an organization that helps children in crisis and their families. Bettega earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from UC Davis in 2000.

Kathleen Dooley
Research Coordinator
Phone: (916) 734-7250, Email: kathleen.dooley@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
A recalled retiree, Kathleen Dooley provides grant writing and operational support for the growing research program as a part-time research coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Dooley previously worked for the school as a senior grant writer and certified research administrator before her retirement in June 2014. Prior to joining the school, Dooley was the program manager for the UC Davis Superfund Research and Training Program, an interdisciplinary program funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She was also a supervisor at the UC Davis Department of Entomology Research Administration Office. Dooley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare at California State University, Sacramento, in 1986.

Sarina Fazio

Sarina Fazio, R.N., M.S.
Administrative Research Nurse
Phone: (916) 734-4046, Email: sarina.fazio@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Sarina Fazio is an administrative research nurse at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Fazio manages the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute research grant project, Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment through Technology Program to Improve Health in Diabetes. She is also a nurse health coach for the UC Davis Institute for Wireless Health and Wellness research grant, Healthy U: Improving the Health of University Employees through Mobile Technology and Health Coaching. Prior to working at the School of Nursing, Fazio worked as a clinical nurse at UC Davis Medical Center and Royal Victoria Hospital at McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, where she is currently a doctoral student. Fazio also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Sheridan Miyamoto , M.S.N., F.N.P., Ph.D.
Project Manager
Phone: (916) 471-9220, Email: sheridan.miyamoto@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Sheridan Miyamoto is a registered nurse health coach at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis where she conducts research aimed at helping diabetic patients living in rural areas to adopt healthy behaviors and improve their health using telehealth communications. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Miyamoto was the clearance exam program coordinator at the UC Davis Medical Center’s Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation Diagnostic and Treatment Center, which provides health and forensic services to children placed into foster care by Child Protective Services or law enforcement. In that role, she supported six rural sites through live telemedicine consultations, allowing children to receive quality care within their own community. She was a sexual assault examiner on the pediatric sexual abuse emergency response team providing acute and follow-up child sexual abuse exams for 12 years. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the UC Davis nursing school in 2014. Miyamoto also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Davis and a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Program from Vanderbilt University.

Jennifer Mongoven
Grant Project Manager
Phone: (916) 734-7358, Email:
Jennifer Mongoven oversees the management, coordination and implementation of interprofessional collaborations between the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine. Mongoven has more than 15 years of research project management experience, including serving as a senior research manager at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York as well as a Connecticut-based Medicare quality improvement organization.  In these positions, she managed diverse health service research projects, as well as a demonstration project designed to test a new Medicare benefit. Mongoven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Victoria Ngo
Program Director
Phone: (916) 734-8296, Email:
Victoria Ngo is a program director at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her work focuses on the workforce development of California frontline health-care workers in primary care, the utilization of health information technology, training design and implementation and health-care system process improvement. Currently, Ngo directs a program to develop quality medical assistant health coaches and care coordinators in the Central Valley. This work looks at some of the operational challenges and enhances the efforts to coordinate care in patient-centered medical homes. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Ngo spent more than a decade contributing to and managing clinical and community-based research at University of California, California State University, and California hospitals and clinics. Her experience in health coaching, project management, technology implementation and lean workflow helped transform a number of safety-net health centers in areas of access, efficiency, patient satisfaction and clinician satisfaction. Ngo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

Devin Rifkin
Research Analyst
Phone: (916) 734-5073, Email:
Devin Rifkin is a research analyst and grants manager for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs at the School of Nursing. He provides research support to develop underserved primary care rotations and increase recruitment and retention of culturally diverse and disadvantaged students. Prior to his current position, he began his career with UC Davis in 2006 as a grant coordinator for the Center of Health Services Research in Primary Care. In 2008, Rifkin worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Department of Internal Medicine, where he managed research projects. Rifkin is a certified clinical research administrator and member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. Rifkin earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Communications at UC Davis in 2003.

Jim Rogers James F. Rodgers
Project Manager
Phone:  (916) 734-7319, Email:
James F. Rodgers is a project manager for two School of Nursing research teams, the Interprofessional Collaborative Incident Response Team and the Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Development Team. Rodgers coordinates the development of the Interprofessional Collaborative Incident Response Team project and its integration into UC Davis Health System. He also supports the development of the cancer care research team’s efforts to improve community-based cancer care. Prior to joining the School of Nursing team, Rodgers worked as director and coordinator for several non-profit organizations, including the West Sacramento Youth Resource Coalition, the Yolo Family Service Agency and Catholic Charities. Rodgers earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Mary’s College of California and master’s degrees in Non-Profit Administration from the University of San Francisco and in Counseling from California State University, San Francisco.
Marque Vassar

Marque Vassar
Phone:  (916) 734-4756, Email:
Marque Vassar is the research coordinator at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and provides grant writing and operational support for the school’s research department. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Vassar worked for Sponsored Programs in the Office of Research at UC Davis, where she reviewed contracts, awards and compliance with university policies as a research analyst. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from Sacramento State University and is a member of the Society of Research Administrators International.