Meet the current students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science — Leadership and Master of Science — Nurse Practitioner Programs.

 

Kelly Braman

Kelly Braman
Contact: kbraman@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota
Education: College of St. Scholastica,  St. Cloud Technical College, University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Ultrasound technology, business administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Radiology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, working with Veterans
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Mobile diagnostic medical sonographer, pharmacy technician, certified nursing assistant, certified medical assistant

Dennis Brodsky, M.S.

Dennis Brodsky, M.S.
Contact: debrodsky@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry, cell biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations within California
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, physician assistant shadowing, co-director at a UC Davis student run clinic

Diane Bui

Diane Bui
Contact: dibui@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Education: Oregon State University
Undergraduate major: General science
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nursing assistant in acute, rehabilitation and long-term care, medical assistant on mission trip in Vietnam

Bianca Bzdel

Bianca Bzdel
Contact: bbzdel@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Education: University of Colorado Boulder
Undergraduate major: Integrative physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, urgent care
Languages: English, Polish
Previous clinical experience: Circulatory support technician, anesthesia technician at California Pacific Medical Center

Kasmian Campa

Kasmian Campa
Contact: kcampa@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Bioengineering
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, orthopedics, Latino populations
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Front office and orthopedics medical assistant, physical therapy aide

Eric Cheung

Eric Cheung
Contact: ercheung@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Alhambra, California
Education: University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate major: Business administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, geriatrics, pulmonology, orthopedics, surgery
Languages: English, Cantonese, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Pharmacy technician, volunteer in family medical practice

Daria Evans

Daria Evans
Contact: daevans@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, surgery
Languages: English, Russian
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in orthopedics, emergency department medical scribe, intern at Palomar Medical Center in San Diego for areas including inpatient, post-surgical recovery, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency department, interventional radiology

Ryan Fong

Ryan Fong
Contact: rcffong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Physiological science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, dermatology, global-health issues, underserved, rural communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at Bennett Surgery Center, UCLA Care Extenders internship, child life volunteer at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, volunteer with Global Brigades at UCLA

Harman Kaur Gill

Harman Kaur Gill
Contact: hagill@ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Fresno, California
Education: California State University, Fresno
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities in Fresno or the Central Valley
Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe in neurology and rheumatology, volunteer at a local hospital and in a vascular surgery clinic

Manpreet Gill

Manpreet Gill
Contact: pagill@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Turlock, California
Education: California State University, Stanislaus
Undergraduate major: Biological sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, gastroenterology, rheumatology, surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery
Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Officer at Shifa Community Clinic, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, emergency department volunteer

Tiffany Ha

Tiffany Ha
Contact: taha@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Walnut, California
Education: University of California, Riverside
Graduate major:  Biology
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, urban underserved areas
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Co-director of Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic, medical assistant in outpatient otolaryngology, volunteer with Flying Samaritans and at Riverside Free Clinic

Mariam Hanna

Mariam Hanna
Contact: marhanna@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Citrus Heights, California
Education: University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Family medicine shadowing, emergency department scribe

John (Jay) Hume

John (Jay) Hume
Contact: jghume@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Education: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate major: International business management
Areas of special interest in health care: Internal medicine, geriatric patients, oncology, hepatology
Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Previous clinical experience: Medical surgical volunteer in hospice care

Michelle Hustedt

Michelle Hustedt
Contact: mmhustedt@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Monterey, California
Education: University of San Diego
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, internal medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in urgent care, medical scribe in orthopedics

Yirje Hwangbo

Yirje Hwangbo
Contact: yhwangbo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Education: Trident University
Undergraduate major: Health care management
Areas of special interest in health care: Veterans
Languages: English, Korean
Previous clinical experience: U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, pharmacy technician

Abby Imboden

Abby Imboden
Contact: asimboden@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Scotts Valley, California
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Integrative biology, physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, sports medicine and orthopedics, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Sports medicine intern with UCLA Women's Soccer and Women's Water Polo teams, physical therapy aide, first-responder volunteer with Special Olympics

Ravneet Singh Kang

Ravneet Singh Kang
Contact: rskang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Live Oak, California
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: California State University, Sacramento
Areas of special interest in health: Emergency medicine, internal medicine, urgent care, primary care, small town, underserved, rural
Languages: English, Punjabi
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department scribe at Dignity Health, Health Advocate onsite coordinator, co-founder and board member of Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative, student manager and peer health educator with California State University, Sacramento, student health, volunteer triage emergency medical technician, hospital volunteer

Marla Lucas

Marla Lucas
Contact: marlucas@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Education: University of San Francisco
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, oncology, gynecology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified medical assistant

Leila Nazparvar (Nakhaee)

Leila Nazparvar (Nakhaee)
Contact: lnazparvar@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care
Languages: English, Farsi, Azari, Turkish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in neurosurgery, volunteer at veteran's hospice and palliative care

Janel Ojeda

Janel Ojeda
Contact: janojeda@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Richmond, California
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Molecular and cell biology, biochemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, endocrinology, dermatology, gastroenterology, Latino populations
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, doula volunteer

Paula Ong

Paula Ong
Contact: plaong@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Oakland, California
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Molecular cell biology 
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved urban population, pediatrics, orthopedics
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in family practice, baby cuddler at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Danielle Pohlit, M.S.

Danielle Pohlit, M.S.
Contact: depohlit@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
Education: Colorado State University
Undergraduate major: Spanish languages, literatures and cultures
Areas of special interest in health care: Vitreoretinal ophthalmology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Retina service assistant, pre-operative ophthalmic technician, orthopedics, emergency medicine, inpatient urology

Shon Singh

Jason L. Sajulan
Contact: jlsajulan@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Morro Bay, California
Education: Chapman University
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, pediatric psychiatry technician

Shon Singh

Shon Singh
Contact: sonsingh@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological sciences with emphasis in neurology physiology and behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, emergency medicine, endocrinology
Languages: English, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Clinical research coordinator at UC Davis Medical Center

Eryn Wicklow

Eryn Wicklow
Contact: emwicklow@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: New Boston, New Hampshire
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Health sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Pediatric medical assistant

Alix Wilson, M.P.H.

Alix Wilson, M.P.H.
Contact: aliwilson@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Darien, Connecticut 
Education: Boston University
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, chronic disease, emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, emergency department tech, pediatric clinical research coordinator at UCLA

Cheston Wong

Cheston Wong
Contact: cjywong@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Public health, global poverty and practice
Areas of special interest in health care: Urban, underserved communities, Asian-American populations, family medicine
Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in dermatology and family practice, clinic co-director at Paul Hom Asian Clinic in Sacramento

Jacqueline Wu

Jacqueline Wu
Contact: jcqwu@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: San Diego, California
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate major: Economics
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, women's health
Languages: English, Mandarin
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in dermatology

John Wu

John Wu
Contact: jlylhume@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Tulare, California
Education: University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, psychiatry, underserved in the Central Valley
Languages: English, Taiwanese
Previous clinical experience: Cytotechnologist assistant

Victor Wu

Victor Wu
Contact: vjwu@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Chinese and Asian communities, emergency medicine, cardiology, internal medicine, orthopedics, surgery
Languages: English, Hakka, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer emergency medical technician for Rock Medicine and in an Alzheimer's assisted living home

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang
Contact: ssxyang@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, emergency and urgent care
Languages: English, Mandarin
Previous clinical experience: Scribe in emergency department, volunteer on post-surgical floor and emergency department, receptionist in outpatient orthopedics

Steven Zhong

Steven Zhong
Contact: skzhong@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Molecular cellular developmental biology, economics
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, primary care
Languages: English, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medicine scribe at Salinas Valley Memorial and Alta Bates

Noura_Aman

Noura Aman
Contact: naman@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Anaheim, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate major: Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound
Areas of special interest in health care: Internal medicine, geriatrics, women's health
Languages: Arabic,Tigrinya
Previous clinical experience: Cardiovascular sonographer

MollyAnderson

Molly Anderson
Contact: molanderson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Portland State University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, surgery, women's health, urban underserved
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Chiropractic assistant, Oregon Cord Blood Donation Program volunteer, OHSU volunteer research assistant, emergency medical technician, pain management clinical assistant

Erin_Barker

Erin Barker
Contact: erbarker@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Edwards, Colorado
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Connecticut College
Undergraduate major: Behavioral Neuroscience
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy

Adrian_Battle

Adrian Battle
Contact: albattle@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Maryland, College Park
Undergraduate major: Environmental Science and Technology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, internal medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency room admissions representative, medical assistant

Amelie_Bernard

Amelie Bernard
Contact: adbernard@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Petaluma, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo
Undergraduate major: Nutrition
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, gastroenterology, nephrology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered dietitian for both inpatient and outpatient settings, personal care assistant at an assisted living facility and an in-home care provider

Muhammad_Bhalli

Muhammad Bhalli
Contact: mabhalli@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Education: Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multain, Pakistan
Undergraduate major: Premedicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Pain management, critical care
Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Pediatric resident Nishtar Medical college, Multan, Pakistan; surgery resident, Allama Iqbal Hospital, Sailkot Pakistan; anesthesiologist, Sailkot, Pakistan; allied health worker in Texas, medical assistant for family clinic in Texas

Rong_Cai

Rong Cai, M.S.
Contact: roncai@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Visalia, California
Degree: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
Education: Capital University of Med Sciences, Beijing, China; Northeastern University
Undergraduate major: Biomedical Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiac surgery, primary care
Languages: Chinese, English
Previous clinical experience: I worked in open heart surgery for the past 15 years

Kelvin_Chang

Kelvin Chang
Contact: kjchang@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Hayward, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations in primary care, emergency medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, emergency department technician at a level I trauma center in San Francisco

Annabel_Chen_72

Annabel Chen
Contact: annche@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Oregon
Undergraduate major: Human Physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, urology/urogynecology
Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Certified medical scribe specialist, scribe trainer (urology, urogynecology, orthopedics), patient education development, hospital volunteer (emergency, mother and baby, NICU, labor and delivery, surgical)

Cathy_Chen

Cathy Chen
Contact: catche@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Washington, Seattle
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics
Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Home care aide and a home care supervisor for low-income, disabled adults; patient care technician in oncology and medical telemetry units at a large, urban hospital

Morrell_Chhay

Morrell Chhay
Contact: mcchhay@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Merced
Undergraduate major: Developmental Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, urgent care, underserved (Latino, Hmong and homeless)
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Lead volunteer for Merced hospital emergency department, emergency medical technician in Fresno

Dragana_Cooper

Dragana Cooper
Contact: dscooper@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Folsom, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Business Administration
Areas of special interest in health care: Family practice
Languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Previous clinical experience: Pharmaceutical sales industry, volunteer for a private family practice

Julie_Cortes

Julie Cortes
Contact: julcortes@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of North Texas
Undergraduate major: Biology, Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, gynecology, family practice, pediatrics
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant

Kyle_Desimone

Kyle Desimone
Contact: kadesimone@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: California State University, Bakersfield and Point Loma Nazarene University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, cardiology, otolaryngology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician

Caitlin_Dickey

Caitlin Dickey
Contact: cadickey@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Corban University
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, general surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer for medical relief work in Haiti, certified nursing assistant

Kimberly_Dizon

Kimberly Dizon
Contact: krdizon@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences with emphasis in Neurology, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, family practice, urgent care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Intraoperative neuromonitoring technologist (orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery)

"Amaya_Drake

Amaya Drake
Contact: adrake@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Winnemucca, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Oregon
Undergraduate major: Human Physiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department scribe, scribe for an infectious disease clinic

Miriam_Eshoiee

Miriam Eshoiee
Contact: meshoiee@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Laguna Hills, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Obstetrics and gynecology, women's health specialty
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe working in the emergency department, medical assistant in a pediatrician's office

Balakimwe_Farara

Balakimwe Farara
Contact: bfarara@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Suisun City, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Brandman University, Fairfield
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care:
Languages: French, English
Previous clinical experience: Medic in the U.S. Air Force

Naghmeh_Fathi

Naghmeh Fathi
Contact: nfathi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Orange County, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, gastroenterology
Languages: English, Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician and phlebotomist, with experience in triage, blood collection blood via venipuncture, ECG

Nicole_Fiss

Nicole Fiss
Contact: nfiss@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Mass Communications
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, gastroenterology, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, lab assistant and volunteer with organizations such as Prescribing Hope and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Hannah_Guletz

Hannah Guletz
Contact: haguletz@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Albany, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience, Physiology and Behavior
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural health, family practice, primary care
Languages: Spanish (semi-fluent)
Previous clinical experience: Staff member at Planned Parenthood to prepare patients for their clinical visits, provided STIs, abortion and birth control education; certified nurse assistant at an independent living facility

Erica_Haedrich

Erica Haedrich
Contact: emhaedrich@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Mountain View, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural health, global health, special needs (Autism, Down syndrome)
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer emergency medical technician with Red Cross, Medical Volunteers for Disaster Response, Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps, Feather River Hospital, Special Olympics, Mountain View emergency response team, San Jose Regional Hospital

Nicole_Hall

Nicole Hall
Contact: nshall@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Warren, Pennsylvania
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatrics, emergency medicine, in-home primary care for home-bound patients
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Nine years as lead pharmacy clerk and seven years as emergency department technician

Kaitlyn_Hane

Kaitlyn Hane
Contact: kehane@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Oregon State University
Undergraduate major: General Science with Physician Assistant Option
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, rural health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Lab assistant at Mercy Medical Center, phlebotomist

Kari_Hazzard

Kari Hazzard
Contact: klcaldwell@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Livermore, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, oncology, family medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in emergency department, Alzheimer's center, drug rehabilitation settings; optometric assistant; medical scribe in hematology-oncology setting; co-officer at Willow Clinic

Morgan_Hines

Morgan Hines
Contact: mdhines@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elko, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, women's health, underserved areas of rural health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Shadowed in dermatology clinics, donor care supervisor at United Blood Services

Mallory_Holland

Mallory Holland, M.S.
Contact: mlholland@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Castaic, California
Degree: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Art
Education: California State University, Channel Islands
Undergraduate major: Biology, Studio Art
Areas of special interest in health care: Hematology, oncology, surgery, urban underserved family medicine
Languages: American Sign Language
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician, volunteer in emergency departments and traveled to Cambodia with an orthopedic surgeon to assist with surgeries and post-operation followup

Evgenia_Ioudina

Evgenia Ioudina, M.H.A.
Contact: eiioudina@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Degree: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
Education: University of the Incarnate Word
Undergraduate major: Science, Nuclear Medicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, women's health
Languages: Russian, English
Previous clinical experience: Nuclear medicine technologist

Kindah_Jaradeh

Kindah Jaradeh
Contact: kinjaradeh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Psychobiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Family medicine, preventive medicine, internal medicine, urgent care, women's health
Languages: Arabic
Previous clinical experience: Clinical research coordinator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, clinical research associate for private medical device company, clinical care extender at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, various additional volunteer and shadow experiences

Kelsey_Javelet

Kelsey Javelet
Contact: kjavelet@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Diego State University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, pediatrics, dermatology, urgent care, emergency medicine, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Blood donation phlebotomist, pediatric medical assistant, ophthalmology clinical research associate

Emily_Jing

Emily Jing
Contact: ejing@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Walnut Creek, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Human Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Gastroenterology,emergency medicine, orthopedics, sports medicine
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and supervisor at a private gastroenterology practice, sports medicine high school athletic trainer, intern at UCSD athletic training program

Ruth_Kershaw

Ruth Kershaw
Contact: rkershaw@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Macalester College
Undergraduate major: Geography, Public Health Concentration
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, family medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in a dermatology office, medical scribe in a primary care office in rural Minnesota and a health officer at a YMCA overnight summer camp; volunteer experience as a college campus emergency medical technician and a family advocate intern at a domestic violence shelter

Jenifer_Kim

Jenifer Kim
Contact: jxnkim@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate major: Cognitive Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved, primary care, urgent care, neurology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in pain management and cardiology, intern at Palomar Hospital at medical-surgical, telemetry, ICU departments; volunteer at Scripps Green Hospital in medical-surgical unit

Alexandra_Kuizenga

Alexandra Kuizenga
Contact: amkuizenga@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Benicia, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, dermatology, surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant for an upper-extremity orthopedic surgeon, volunteer in a pediatric emergency department

Alishia_Cairl_Little

Alishia Little
Contact: amcairl@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Meridian, Idaho
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Idaho State University
Undergraduate major: Dietetics
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health, pediatrics, preventative care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Certified nurse assistant on the neurosurgical floor of a hospital and a dialysis technician in an outpatient center

Monica_Mendiola_72

Monica Mendiola
Contact: mamendiola@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Mcallen, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Texas - Pan American
Undergraduate major: Chemistry, English
Areas of special interest in health care: Latino population, women's health, urgent care, oncology
Languages: Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Clinical assistant at an orthodontics office, shadow and volunteer at a gastroinstestinal clinic, family clinic, orthopedics clinic and dermatology clinic

Roopa_Mukund

Roopa Mukund, M.B.A.
Contact: rmukund@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Coppell, Texas
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Madras, University of Texas at Dallas
Undergraduate major: Nutrition, Dietetics
Areas of special interest in health care: Neurology, critical care medicine, urban underserved
Languages: English, Spanish,Tamil, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in a clinic for the rural working poor, shadowed ICU physician assistant

Angie_Nam

Angie Nam
Contact: unam@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Upland, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, San Diego;
California State University, San Bernardino
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Working with disabled patients
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Worked with individuals with autism conducting behavioral therapy programs and with individuals with developmental disabilities in a group-home setting, volunteer with three hospitals in medical-surgical, emergency department, hospice and the ICU

Maria_Naqvi

Maria Naqvi
Contact: mknaqvi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ontario, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Biology, concentration in Cell Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Neonatal, pediatrics
Languages: Urdu, Hindi, English
Previous clinical experience: Clinical care extender volunteer with rotations in several departments from definitive observatory unit to neonatal intensive care unit, served on leadership team to manage 30 volunteers on floor, emergency department scribe

Rocio_Neale

Rocio Neale
Contact: rneale@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Walnut Creek, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, East Bay
Undergraduate major: Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Health equity, social justice in health care
Languages: Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Respiratory therapist for multiple hospitals and units, volunteer for RotaCare Concord Mobile Free Health Clinic as medical scribe, intake coordinator and data processing

Jason_Nesler

Jason Nesler
Contact: jenesler@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Augsburg University, Minneapolis
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, oncology, urgent care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Nursing assistant for nursing home, home care, medical-surgical, physical rehabilitation and pediatric bone marrow transplant departments; volunteer at the Augsburg Central Health Commons in Minneapolis, home health aid and personal assistant for physician

Angel_Nguyen

Angel Nguyen
Contact: aqnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Diego, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Stanford University
Undergraduate major: Human Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Oncology, dermatology
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Clinical research associate, clinical research scientist, clinical research coordinator (all in oncology); volunteer at the Stanford Pacific Free Clinic and UC Davis Paul Hom Clinic, both student-run clinics

Diem-Chi_Nguyen

Diem-Chi Nguyen
Contact: dchnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Eastern Michigan University
Undergraduate major: Marketing
Areas of special interest in health care: Oncology
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Corps member with Teach For America in Atlanta and conducted oncology research at The University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas

Linh_Nguyen_72

Linh Nguyen
Contact: lnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Tigard, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Oregon State University
Undergraduate major: Pre-pharmacy
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency medical technician with primarily non-emergent, interfacility transport in the Portland-Metro area

Patrick_Nguyen

Patrick Nguyen
Contact: pngu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology, anesthesiology, urgent care, mental health, emergency medicine, surgery, radiology, interventional radiology, oncology, dermatology
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Circulatory support and anesthesia technician with experience in the operating room, critical care and coronary care; shadow for orthopedic, liver and renal physician assistants

Tiffany_Nguyen

Tiffany Nguyen
Contact: tyqnguyen@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Westminster, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations, family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant at podiatry office and family practice, medical scribe at an orthopedic clinic specializing in pain management, pharmacy technician at a clinic pharmacy

Vina_Nguyen

Vina Nguyen
Contact: vnguy@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rome, Georgia
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Georgia State University
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Previous clinical experience: Volunteer in free clinics and certified nursing assistant at Emory University Hospital on the medical-surgical floor

Rory_Nichols

Rory Nichols
Contact: ranichols@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science (2)
Education: San Jose State University, Kaplan University
Undergraduate major: Kinesiology, Health Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine in urban underserved areas
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Combat medic in the U.S. Army for multiple tours overseas, platoon leader for a medical treatment platoon in the Army National Guard (which consists of medics, physician assistants, nurses and physicians), emergency medical technician, volunteer at UC Davis student-run clinics

Christopher_Pacheco

Christopher Pacheco
Contact: cspacheco@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Salinas, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara
Undergraduate major: Global Studies, Finance
Areas of special interest in health care: Undecided
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe at an orthopedic clinic

Justin_Palmer

Justin Palmer, M.A.T.
Contact: jpalmer@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Mulkeytown, Illinois
Degree: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Evansville, Indiana
Undergraduate major: Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, orthopedics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Outreach athletic training for OrthoArkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas

Michelle Patras

Michelle Patras
Contact: mrpatras@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved and minority groups (particularly Pakistani and Indian), women's health
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Certified nurse assistant, intern for the Sacramento Coroner’s Office

Jaymie_Pearcy

Jaymie Pearcy
Contact: jdpearcy@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Auburn, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Biological Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, dermatology, gastroenterology, surgery, veteran’s health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Army medic in acute care clinic, family practice clinic, field medicine and various inpatient settings; gastrointestinal technician

Jacqueline_Perez

Jacqueline Perez, M.P.H.
Contact: jacperez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Ramon, California
Degree: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sonoma
Undergraduate major: Public Health and Kinesiology
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, primary care, women's health, geriatrics, underserved Latino community
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Worked at Alliant Insurance to produce innovative wellness campaigns and coordinate wellness events; volunteer at Alameda Health Systems and Jewish Community Free Clinic

Tanairi_H_Quezada

Tanairi Quezada
Contact: tquezada@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: New York, New York
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Temple University
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience, Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved, marginalized populations
Languages: Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Orthopedics, primary care, geriatric psychiatry and pain research

"Allison_Chapple

Allison Robertson
Contact: aschapple@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Grass Valley, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate major: Health Sciences
Areas of special interest in health care: Rural health, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Medical scribe with experience in geriatrics, pediatrics, otolaryngology-HNS, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, urgent care and pain management

Kateryna_Sergeev

Kateryna Sergeev
Contact: ksergeev@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Deigo, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: General Science, Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, orthopedics
Languages: Russian, English
Previous clinical experience: Physical therapy technician at orthopedic clinic, volunteer at Gentiva Hospice, Renown Regional Medical Center and medical mission in Huancayo, Peru

Kristen_Sharp

Kristen Sharp
Contact: ktsharp@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Education: Fordham University, Bronx
Undergraduate major: Spanish Language, Literature
Areas of special interest in health care: Mental health, LGBTQ care, internal medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant in primary care, mental health technician

"Navjit_Shelly

Navjit Shelly
Contact: nshelly@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science and Medicine
Education: Kharkov State Medical University, Ukraine and Government Medical College, Amrisar
Undergraduate major: Medicine
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Previous clinical experience: Medical assistant and phlebotomist, volunteer for Red Cross immunization projects in India

Jordan_Williams

Jordan Williams
Contact: jdnwilliams@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Biology, Spanish
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Shadow for an orthopedic surgeon, orderly in a same-day surgery center

Dustin Caudill, R.N.

Dustin Caudill, R.N.
Contact: dcaudill@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Akron, Indiana
Education: Purdue University, Manchester College
Undergraduate major: Psychology
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, family and internal medicine
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency nurse, telemetry nurse

Alicia-Jay Esposo, R.N.

Alicia-Jay Esposo, R.N.
Contact: ajesposo@ucdavis.edu 

Hometown: Santa Clara, California
Education: Saint Mary's College, Samuel Merritt University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations in primary care or acute-care settings
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Inpatient oncology and respiratory care nurse, volunteer for outpatient, free mobile clinic, surgical and medical mission work

Jonathan Hernandez, R.N.

Jonathan Hernandez, R.N.
Contact: jonhernandez@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Education: California State University, Bakersfield
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, underserved, rural, migrant, emergency medicine
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department nurse, emergency medical technician in rural location

Melissa Su, R.N.

Melissa Huynh, R.N.
Contact: masu@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Education: California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations
Languages: English, Cantonese
Previous clinical experience: Nurse in inpatient setting, telemetry, intensive care unit, medical and surgical units, advice nurse in telemedicine

Maria Ellaine Maala, R.N.

Maria Ellaine Maala, R.N.
Contact: mmaala@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Education: California State University, Bakersfield
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations, cardiology
Languages: English, Tagalog, Medical Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Intensive care unit nurse

Hayatullah Niazi, R.N.

Hayatullah Niazi, R.N.
Contact: haniazi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Elk Grove, California
Education: Kabul Medical University, Sacramento City College
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Neurosurgery
Languages: English, Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu, Hindi
Previous clinical experience: Neurosurgery ward

 

Geraldin Romis, R.N.
Contact: gromis@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: San Jose, California
Education: San Jose State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing, biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Substance abuse, primary care, women's health
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Outpatient nurse in dermatology, clinical research nurse working with substance abuse

Sarah Thrasher, R.N.

Sarah Thrasher, R.N.
Contact: slthrasher@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Davis, California
Education: University of California, Davis, Duke University
Undergraduate major: Evolution and ecology, nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, college student health, women's health, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, HIV care, minor surgery and wound care, urgent care, public health research, nutrition, education
Languages: English, German, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Charge and floor nurse, nurse registry in acute, inpatient psychiatry, school nursing, adult traumatic brain injury group care

Joy_Almquist

Joy Almquist, R.N.
Contact: jfalmquist@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Ben Lomond, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: San Francisco State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Public health, rural health, clinical education for nursing students
Languages: Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Public health nurse, intensive care management, home health aid, pain management, labor and delivery, inpatient medicine, inpatient nurse in cardiology, community health, federal occupational health, nursing assessments, spirometry, ECG, audiometry, blood draws, federal emergency response

Bomnara_Yoo_Degroo

Bomnara Yoo DeGroot, R.N.
Contact: bomyoo@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Modesto, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Emergency medicine, underserved Hispanic population
Languages: Korean, English
Previous clinical experience: Emergency department registered nurse, outpatient surgery registered nurse

Hannah_Hoffman

Hannah Hoffman, R.N.
Contact: hehoffman@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Lodi, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Simpson University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery, urgent care, outpatient care, ICU or ER; underserved populations and all age groups; pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Nursing school rotations in mental health, obstetrics, emergency, pediatrics, medical surgical, ICU, geriatrics, etc.; registered nurse on a medical surgical floor and home health

Yan_Yan_Hollinsworth

YanYan Hollingsworth, R.N.
Contact: yhollingsworth@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Education: University of Texas
Undergraduate major: Nursing, English Literature
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology
Languages: English, Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Hospice, emergency, ICU

Shelly_Hsieh

Shelly Hsieh, R.N.
Contact: sshsieh@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Irvine, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Dermatology, rheumatology, surgery
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in inpatient neurotrauma and orthopedic, intensive care and outpatient rheumatology clinic

Victoria_Jackson

Victoria Jackson, R.N.
Contact: vljackson@ucdavis.edu

Hometown:  Fresno, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Fresno; Smittcamp Family Honors College
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, emergency, family medicine
Languages: French, Indonesian
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse with experience on the telemetry floor serving patients with congestive heart failure, arrhythmias and post cardiothoracic; nurse extern and patient care assistant in the emergency department

Maryam_Kazimi

Maryam Kazimi, R.N.
Contact: mkazimi@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Los Angeles
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations
Languages: Farsi
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in neurology over-flow medical-surgical telemetry unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Saijun_Ma

Saijun Ma, R.N.
Contact: sajma@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rocklin, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate major: Nursing and Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Primary care, geriatrics, pediatrics, women's health, internal medicine
Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in cardiac and medical-surgical units

Kayla_Medina

Kayla Medina, R.N.
Contact: kemedina@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Gilroy, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate major: Human Development
Areas of special interest in health care: Pediatrics, women's health, family medicine, underserved
Languages: English, Spanish
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse with experience at an underserved community clinic and hospital with medical-surgical and telemetry-mix unit

Traci_Pochardt

Traci Pochardt , R.N.
Contact: tjpochardt@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Arizona State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Surgery, surgical oncology, emergency medicine, dermatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, pediatrics
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Hospital on a colorectal/gynecology/palliative/medical-surgical floor, per diem float pool registered nurse at UC Davis Medical Center, officer at student-run clinic that serves IV drug users, sex workers and homeless patients

Henok_Tefera

Henok Tefera, R.N.
Contact: htefera@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Ohio State University
Undergraduate major: Nursing and Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Urban underserved
Languages: Amharic
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in many different settings, including home health, extended care facilities, inpatient hospitals, and currently, an ICU nurse

Chidinma_Ukah

Chidinma Ukah, R.N.
Contact: ccukah@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Biology, Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved populations, acute care, family medicine
Languages: English, Igbo
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in acute-care setting in a medical-telemetry department, certified nurse assistant

Philip_White

Philip White, M.S.N., R.N.
Contact: pswhite@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Degree: Master of Science, Bachelor of Science
Education: Virginia Tech
Undergraduate major: Nursing and Biology
Areas of special interest in health care: Urology, community primary care
Languages: English
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse, nurse educator and charge nurse in emergency nursing, volunteer nurse and diabetes educator in a free clinic

Judy_Wong

Judy Wong, R.N.
Contact: jmywong@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science (2)
Education: California State University, Dominguez Hills; University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major: Nursing, Computer Science
Areas of special interest in health care: Geriatric, rural health, urban underserved areas
Languages: English, Mandarin (verbal only)
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse in multiple settings

Maryn_Yang

Maryn Young, R.N.
Contact: mlyyoung@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: Palm Springs, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: Chamberlain College of Nursing
Undergraduate major: Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Underserved communities, rural farm communities, mental health, chemically dependent, homeless populations
Languages: Spanish, English
Previous clinical experience: Director of nursing for a 45-bed dual diagnosis treatment center, registered nurse in acute-care, inpatient chemical dependency and in-home care setting

Malalai_Yusufzai

Malalai Yusufzai, R.N.
Contact: myusufzai@ucdavis.edu

Hometown: West Sacramento, California
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Education: University of California, Davis;
California State University, Sacramento
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry; Nursing
Areas of special interest in health care: Women's health
Languages: Dari
Previous clinical experience: Registered nurse, inpatient care setting

Zohra Azizi, R.N.

Zohra Azizi, R.N.
Contact: zazizi@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Exploring registered nurses' role in optimal postoperative pain management in an adult acute-care setting

Current work: Surgical specialties unit nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

Jerry Bambao, R.N.

Jerry Bambao, R.N.
Contact: jrbambao@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: How health choices of first-generation Filipinos effect subsequent generations, improving communication between day- and night-shift nurses

Current work: Clinical resource nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

Dean L. Bates, R.N.

Dean L. Bates, R.N.
Contact: dlbates@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Hospice care in acute-care settings

Current work: Clinical nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

Michael Bragonje, R.N.

Michael Bragonje, R.N.
Contact: mbragonje@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Medication assessment and education in the Slavic community

Current work: Clinical nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

Victoria Marie Conlu, R.N.

Victoria Marie Conlu, R.N.
Contact: vconlu@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Community-based interventions to minimize polypharmacy in youth

Current work: Public health nurse, Yolo County Child Welfare Services

John Eichenberger, R.N.

John Eichenberger, R.N.
Contact: jeichenb@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Rural health

Current work: Home health and hospice nurse, Barton Memorial Hospital, South Lake Tahoe, California

Christine Fonseca, R.N.

Christine Fonseca, R.N.
Contact: clfonseca@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Utilization of evidence-based telephone triage protocols in the ambulatory oncology setting

Current work: Assistant nurse manager, adult infusion, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Krista Greaves, R.N.

Krista Greaves, R.N.
Contact: krgreaves@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Exploring physician perceptions of advanced-practice nurses

Current work: Clinical nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

Wendin Gulbransen, R.N.

Wendin Gulbransen, R.N.
Contact: wmgulbransen@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Developing programs for emergency and all-hazards preparedness

Current work: Emergency department nurse, Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento

John (JJ) James, R.N.

John (JJ) James, R.N.
Contact: johjames@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Preventive health care related to women's heart disease

Current work: Clinical nurse, surgical intensive care unit, UC Davis Medical Center

Trang Khuu, R.N.

Trang Khuu, R.N.
Contact: ttkhuu@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Effective measures in providing care for vulnerable populations as it relates to mental health and health care equity, specifically in Vietnamese-speaking older adults

Current work: UC Davis Medical Center

Diana Kwong, R.N.

Diana Kwong, R.N.
Contact: dikwong@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Decreasing disparities in health care, including decreasing the amount of time to place mental-health patients into community facilities for care

Current work: Resource nurse, accelerated access unit, UC Davis Medical Center

Linda McKesson, R.N.

Linda McKesson, R.N.
Contact: lmmckesson@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Ease of access to health care for children

 

Current work: Labor and delivery nurse, Sutter Health

Anna Olszewski, R.N.

Anna Olszewski, R.N.
Contact: aolszewski@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Burns and burn sepsis

Current work: Clinical nurse, burn unit, UC Davis Medical Center

Christina Philip, M.S.

Christina Philip, M.S.
Contact: cmphilip@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Assessing contributing factors in lower socioeconomic populations to medication noncompliance and frequent readmissions

Current work: Clinical nurse, surgical specialties unit, UC Davis Medical Center

Jonathan Roberts, R.N.

Jonathan Roberts, R.N.
Contact: jonroberts@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Electronic health records, informatics and finance

Current work: Staff nurse, Dignity Health

Ling Tieu, R.N.

Ling Tieu, R.N.
Contact: lvtieu@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest:

Current work: Clinical nurse, UC Davis Medical Center

Jonathan Trask, R.N.

Jonathan Trask, R.N.
Contact: jstrask@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Moral distress

Current work: Clinical nurse, medical surgical intensive care unit, UC Davis Medical Center

Kristen Trask, R.N.

Kristen Trask, R.N.
Contact: katrask@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Oncology nursing

Current work: Clinical nurse, oncology unit, UC Davis Medical Center

Mary Uwhuba, R.N.

Mary Uwhuba, R.N.
Contact: muwuwhuba@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Finding out the Impact of Caregiving on pediatric-patient caregivers following readmission of thee child after an Initial ventriculoperitoneal surgery

Current work: Nursing officer, children surgery center, UC Davis Medical Center

Andrea Vega-Breaux, R.N.

Andrea Vega-Breaux, R.N.
Contact: avegatorres@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Evaluation of cultural competence and awareness among master’s-entry level nurses at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Current work: Clinical nurse, medical intensive care unit, UC Medical Center

Aldreen Venzon, R.N.

Aldreen Venzon, R.N.
Contact: avenzon@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Nursing informatics, specifically applying the science of nursing and information technology to enhance the interoperability of nursing data with other disciplines

Current work: Clinical information systems analyst, Adventist Health

Maritza A. Lara Villota, R.N.

Maritza A. Lara Villota, R.N.
Contact: mlarav@ucdavis.edu

Research area of interest: Developing cost-effective health care systems through decision science and health policy

Current work: Research assistant, University of Utah College of Nursing

Jake Burns, R.N.

Jake Burns, R.N.
Contact: jrrburns@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Health care accessibility

Previous health care experience: Clinic volunteer

Tracy Chu, R.N.

Tracy Chu, R.N.
Contact: tdchu@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Quality, orientation, precepting

Previous health care experience: 19 years as a critical care nurse

Aaron Clay, R.N.

Aaron Clay, R.N.
Contact: amclay@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Patient- and family-centered care, neonatal development, quality and safety

Previous health care experience: Registered nurse

Sheree Criner

Sheree Criner, R.N. 
Contact: secriner@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Health care administration

Previous health care experience: UC Davis nurse since 2005

Jennifer Edwards, R.N.

Jennifer Edwards, R.N.
Contact: jjedwards@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Patient education, quality improvement and program development focusing on diabetes, pediatrics and rural populations

Previous health care experience: Director of clinical services for a federally qualified health center, registered nurse case manager for both community and hospital settings, medical and surgical pediatric nurse

Mini George, R.N.

Mini George, R.N.
Contact: mgeorge@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Mother and baby, especially late preterm infants

Languages other than English: Malayalam

Previous health care experience: 22 years as a registered nurse

Marlene Her, R.N.

Marlene Her, R.N.
Contact: mher@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Community health and prevention

Languages other than English: Hmong

Previous health care experience: Clinical nurse, health educator, volunteer

Erin Kozlowski, R.N.

Erin Kozlowski, R.N.
Contact: eekozlowski@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Quality improvement, infection control, mental health access, moral distress and ethics, law and risk management

Languages other than English: Some Spanish

Previous health care experience: UC Davis registered nurse since 2011, volunteer on a medical mission to India in 2011

Lori Lawrie, R.N.

Lori Lawrie, R.N.
Contact: lllawrie@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Acute-care case management, discharge planning, geriatric advanced-care planning, education for those in assisting in advanced geriatric care planning, managed care for California Medi-Cal health plans

Previous health care experience: Acute-care case management, California workers’ compensation case management and occupational health, vascular access therapy, private practice health care management

Ryan MacLachlan, R.N.

Ryan MacLachlan, R.N.
Contact: rmmaclachlan@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Preventive health care

Previous health care experience: UC Davis registered nurse

Kerri Maya, R.N.

Kerri Maya, R.N.
Contact: klmaya@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Delirium prevention and early intervention across all acute-care units

Previous health care experience: Intensive care unit staff nurse, hospital nursing supervisor

Shincy Michael, R.N.

Shincy Michael, R.N.
Contact: kamichael@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Critical care

Languages other than English: Hindi, Malayalam

Previous health care experience: Nursing administration, registered nurse, nursing education

Augustina Mushale, R.N.

Augustina Mushale, R.N.
Contact: aumushale@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Nurse case management

Languages other than English: Isoko

Previous health care experience: Perioperative and medical surgical nursing preoperative, postanesthesia care unit, ambulatory patient unit, charge nurse, nurse preceptor

Don Nhan, R.N.

Don Nhan, R.N.
Contact: donnhan@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Improving patient outcomes through interdisciplinary health care teams

Previous health care experience: UC Davis clinical nurse

Megan Ober, R.N.

Megan Ober, R.N.
Contact: mnober@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Health disparities (in particular lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, question and intersex (LGTBQI)) and LGBTQI cancer health disparities

Languages other than English: Minimal Spanish

Previous health care experience: Infusion nurse at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, previously a hematology and oncology nurse at a children’s hospital

Charis Ong, R.N.

Charis Ong, R.N.
Contact: chaong@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Exploring the effects of increasingly impacted hospitals on patient care and patient satisfaction

Languages other than English: Tagalog, Spanish

Previous health care experience: UC Davis orthopedics and trauma clinical nurse

Heidi Panella, R.N.

Heidi Panella, R.N.
Contact: hjpanella@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Teaching: Nursing students, faculty and community

Previous health care experience: Labor and delivery registered nurse for 16 years, adjunct professor at American River College for obstetrical clinical rotations, super user for electronic health records

Everardo Ramirez, R.N.

Everardo Ramirez, R.N.
Contact: eramirezjr@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Effective leadership, research and efficiency in nursing

Languages other than English: Spanish

Previous health care experience: UC Davis assistant nurse manager

Romeo Rivera, R.N.

Romeo Rivera, R.N.
Contact: rcrivera@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Technology, interprofessional education

Previous health care experience: Acute-care registered nurse

Jaspreet Simpson, R.N.

Jaspreet Simpson, R.N.
Contact: jkdsimpson@ucdavis.edu

Previous health care experience: Obstetrics

Languages other than English: Punjabi

Previous health care experience: UC Davis assistant nurse manager, clinical nurse, acute-care rehabilitation, obstetrics registered nurse

Elaine Talley, R.N.

Elaine Talley, R.N.
Contact: etlim@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Promote education to empower patients and their families

Previous health care experience: Critical care registered nurse for more than 12 years, including roles as staff registered nurse, resource registered nurse, charge registered nurse, Rapid Response Team member, preceptor and clinical adjunct educator with the Solano Community College Nursing Program

Ashley Vieira, R.N.

Ashley Vieira, R.N.
Contact: afvieira@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Wound care and infectious disease

Previous health care experience: UC Davis critical care nurse for eight years, behavioral therapist for autistic children

Chau Vong, R.N.

Chau Vong, R.N.
Contact: chvong@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Clinical informatics, case management

Languages other than English: Vietnamese

Previous health care experience: Registered nurse

Mariam_Atebar

Mariam Atebar
Contact: msatebar@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Intensive care unit, nursery, pediatrics, public health

Previous health care experience: Clinical rotation on the medical surgical and labor and delivery floor at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, clinical rotation on the pediatrics floor at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, internship at Sacramento County Health Department working with the Tobacco Education Program, and experience as a care giver.

Karina_Cadiz

Karina Cadiz
Contact: kscadiz@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Labor and delivery, pediatrics and maternal health

Previous health care experience: Volunteer experience in the emergency department at Saddleback Memorial Hospital and at Sutter Memorial Hospital in the gynecology medical surgical department, volunteer at Stanford Hospital in the intensive care unit and at the front desk as an ambassador

Brooke-Ashley_Cook

Brooke-Ashley Cook
Contact: bacook@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Neonatal

Previous health care experience: More than 200 volunteer hours in neonatal intensive care unit, seven-month internship and shadow in neonatal intensive care unite, certified nursing assistant and 100 hours in assisted living home

Angelica_Gales

Angelica Gales
Contact: angales@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Correctional mental health and women's health services

Previous health care experience: Certified therapeutic recreation specialist in mental health at Robert Presley Detention Center, recreation therapy intern at Naval Medical Center San Diego, volunteer at Veterans Home of Chula Vista, United Heart Training Center and NorthBay Medical Center

Sandra_Garza

Sandra Garza
Contact: scgarza@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Community care, acute or chronic dialysis, home care and administration

Previous health care experience: More than 15 years medical sales experience; variety of acute, chronic inpatient and outpatient settings and volunteer, Mercy Folsom Emergency Department; work with youth religious education

Dominique_Gullatt

Dominique Gullatt
Contact: dlgullatt@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Aging populations and Alzheimer's disease

Previous health care experience: Activities coordinator in a health care center, UC Davis Medical Center emergency department volunteer

Michelle Hopkins

Michelle Hopkins, M.S.
Contact: michopkins@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Wellness

Previous health care experience: Volunteer in the intensive care department of a local hospital, laboratory and medical assistant for a large allergy and asthma practice

Jadelann_Juan

Jadelann Juan
Contact: jmjuan@ucdavis.edu

Previous health care experience: Volunteer for Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo in rehabilitation clinic, infusion clinic, emergency room, and labor and delivery; medical assistant for five years at an occupational medical clinic in Benicia, California; surgery scheduler in the main operating room at Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento

Ramjit_Kaur

Ramjit Kaur
Contact: rdkaur@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Health care administration

Previous health care experience: Volunteer at UC Davis Medical Center in labor and delivery, health care administration intern at Mercy General Hospital, California Department of Health Care Services

Samantha_LaBare

Samantha LaBare
Contact: smlabare@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Mental health

Previous health care experience: Certified nurse assistant

Tatiana_Lopez_72

Tatiana Lopez
Contact: tslopez@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Mental health, telemetry and neurology

Previous health care experience: Volunteer at Shriners Hospital for Children, intern at Key Stone Chiropractic and intern at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Timothy_Ly

Timothy Bryant Ly
Contact: tbly@ucdavis.edu

Previous health care experience: Surgical nursing assistant

Natasha_Madamba

Natasha Madamba
Contact: npmadamba@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Women’s health, maternal and newborn health, domestic and intimate partner violence prevention, as well as diversity and cultural competency in the health care setting

Previous health care experience: Caretaker to Parkinson's disease patient and maternal newborn department volunteer

Alana_Matarazzo

Alana Matarazzo
Contact: anmatarazzo@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Public health

Previous health care experience: Placer County Public Health Department internship

Kristin_Nakano

Kristin Nakano
Contact: kanakano@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Women's health, pediatrics, geriatrics and underserved populations

Previous health care experience: Phlebotomist, health scholar at St. Mary Medical Center

Neal_Oppenhelmer

Neal Oppenheimer
Contact: nopp@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Emergency and critical care

Previous health care experience: None applicable

Gabriela_Perez

Gabriela Perez
Contact: gape@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Community health, research and health education

Previous health care experience: Research, community-based public education and shadow experiences at a hospital

Cody_Potter

Cody Potter
Contact: cpotter@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Community health, climate change impacts on public health and postpartum support

Previous health care experience: Union organizer, UC Davis Medical Center; volunteer with Autism Treatment Solutions

Nancy_Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez
Contact: ncrod@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Reducing disparities in access to health care, identifying patterns of social and cultural access to care, medical advancements and technologies

Previous health care experience: Applied behavioral therapist for children and young adults on the autism spectrum, volunteer providing health care screenings for agricultural workers, and respite care aid for children and adults with mental or developmental disabilities, as well as shadowing a nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, psychologist, several marriage and family therapists and nurse leaders

Alexander_Sokolov

Alexander Sokolov
Contact: asokolov@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Surgery, oncology, healthy aging and longevity

Previous health care experience: Caregiver, operating room assistant

Maying_Va

Maying Va, M.A.
Contact: adxiong@ucdavis.edu

Previous health care experience: Certified nurse assistant at different facilities including hospitals, medication technician in an assisted living center, clinical experience at different hospitals as a licensed vocational nurse student, health services assistant for schools

Sheryl_Wall

Sheryl Wall
Contact: shewall@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Palliative care, women's health, gerontology and advocacy

Previous health care experience: Emergency department volunteer

Eric_Yai

Eric Yai
Contact: ejyai@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Pediatrics

Previous health care experience: Volunteer experience

Julia_Yu

Julia Yu
Contact: jjmyu@ucdavis.edu

Area of special interest in health care: Advocacy, multiculturalism and accessibility

Previous health care experience: Patient advocate intern at Paul Hom Asian Clinic (UC Davis student-run clinic), volunteer in the maternal newborn department at Sutter Medical in Sacramento for more than two years, pharmacy clerk at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center