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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Staff

Research

Kristen Bettega
Project Manager
Phone: (916) 734-7262, Email:
kristen.bettega@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
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.
  Monica Colombo
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (916) 734-8311, Email:
monica.colombo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Monica Colombo provides administrative support to the associate dean of research at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Previously, Colombo was part of the administrative team for the director of conference and event services at UC Davis. She has more than 20 years of administrative experience supporting executives and their teams at nonprofits including Edgewood Center for Children and Families, San Francisco and Yolo County Food Bank. Colombo has professional experience in client and volunteer outreach. She has a degree in business management and administrative studies.

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.

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.

  Devin Rifkin
Research Analyst
Phone: (916) 734-5073, Email:
devin.rifkin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu                                                                               
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.rodgers@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
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.