Branden Barger

Program Coordinator
O_VCDO Administration

Matthew Beld

Program Manager
Community Health Systems

Suzy Brady, BA

Analyst II

Ethan Cicero, PhD, RN

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ethan Cicero, PhD, RN, is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar as well as a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellow in the Biobehavioral Research Training in Symptom Science program within the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing.

John Davis, PhD, MD

Associate Dean, Curriculum

My areas of interest are both clinical and educational in nature.

Clinically, I am primarily focused on infectious diseases of the immunocompromised host. This includes those who are treated with immunosuppression (e.g., transplant recipients), and those who have other immunosuppressive conditions, especially persons living with HIV. I also have an interest in sexual and gender minority (SGM)/LGBT+ health and healthcare disparities.

Carol Dawson-Rose, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Chair

James Dilley, MD

Exe Dir - Alliance Hlth Proj

Gwen Essex, RDH, MS, EdD

D_Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Gary Farkas, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
M_Physical Therapy

Dr. Farkas is an Assistant Professor at UCSF with appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and the Department of Anatomy. He received a BS in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in anatomy from the Penn State College of Medicine, as well as completed a certificate in College Teaching from The Graduate School at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr.

Amber Fitzsimmons, DPTSc

Associate Professor and Department Chair
M_Physical Therapy

Dr. Fitzsimmons is an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and the School of Medicine’s Anatomy Department. Prior to her return to academia for her doctorate research, she worked for over a decade in clinical practice with an emphasis on acute care and acute rehabilitation. She is the course director for PT 201: Physical Therapy Assessment, for first-year physical therapy students; PT 735: Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation Sciences, for second-year students; and PT 215: C.A.R.E.

Annesa Flentje, PhD

Assistant Professor

Lisa Georgetti Gomez, MSPH

Project Manager

Orlando Harris, PhD, FNP, MPH

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, at the University of California, San Francisco. I am a researcher that uses community-based participatory research methods both in the United States and the Caribbean where I leverage multi-methods data to inform culturally relevant interventions that improves the lives of vulnerable sexual and gender minorities. I have also spent the past several years researching factors that contribute to poor health among Caribbean sexual and gender minorities.

James Harrison, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

James Harrison's career has focused on research and quality improvement efforts that seek to improve the delivery and experiences of healthcare for people who have been hospitalized. He joined the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM) as a Research Specialist in 2012 before moving to a Faculty position in 2016. Before UCSF, James was based at the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) at the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. It was in Sydney that James completed his Masters of Public and PhD.

Erick Hung, MD

Professor of Clin Psychiatry

Dr. Erick Hung is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. He is the Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and the Director of Curricular Affairs for GME for the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his medical school, psychiatry residency, and forensic psychiatry fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco and joined the faculty at UCSF in 2009.

Alison Jacoby, MD


Mallory Johnson, PhD


I am a licensed clinical health psychologist, whose research has focused on understanding, measuring, and improving the health of patients with chronic diseases such as HIV. My program of multidisciplinary collaborative research is focused on improving HIV treatment outcomes through patient empowerment. My teaching mission is primarily achieved through my mentoring of early career investigators. I am the Co-Director of the NIH-funded Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and am Director the the CAPS Developmental Core.

Rachel L. Kaplan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Prof.

Amanda Ling, NP, RN, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor

Kate Melino, RN, MS, NP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Kate Melino is the director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at the UCSF School of Nursing. In addition to ongoing curriculum development, her teaching foci include therapeutic communication and trauma-informed care.

Jason Nagata, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Jason Nagata, M.D., M.Sc. is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and affiliated faculty with the Institute for Global Health Sciences and the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the International Association for Adolescent Health Young Professionals Network. He is an expert in eating disorders, particularly in boys and men.

Greg Rebchook, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Rebchook received his doctorate at the University of Colorado, Boulder in Sociocultural Psychology. He has been working in the HIV prevention field since 1987. Currently, Dr. Rebchook is the Division of Prevention Science Community Engagement Core Director. He is the Principal Investigator of a HRSA-funded grant to provide capacity building assistance in four US jurisdictions.

Patricia Robertson, MD

Professor of Clin OB/GYN

Sanziana Roman, MD, FACS

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Endocrine surgeon
Dr. Sanziana Roman brings two decades of experience in her surgical treatment of tumors of the adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands. She has a particular interest in minimally invasive approaches to surgery and is one of few surgeons around the world with a high-volume practice in posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (PRA).

Nicole Rosendale, MD

HS Asst Clinical Professor

CLINICAL INTERESTS: After completing residency and fellowship training at UCSF, Nicole Rosendale joined the faculty in the Neurohospitalist Division of the Department of Neurology at UCSF in 2017. She primarily attends on the teaching service at San Francisco General Hospital, the city's safety-net hospital and only Level 1 trauma center. Her clinical expertise encompasses the acute manifestations of neurologic disease, including cerebrovascular disease, neuroinfectious disease, and the neurologic manifestations of systemic illness.

Stephen Rosenthal, MD

Professor Emeritus

James Rouse, MA, MS

Associate Dir of Operations

James Rouse Iñiguez, MA, MS is a healthcare management expert with over 20 years professional experience in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. They’ve managed projects with departments of public health, with academic health center teams and clinic-based teams in a variety of practice settings. As a Family & Community Medicine Unit Manager they are responsible for administration and operations, contracts, finance, personnel, and HR for all grants awarded to the PAETC administrative unit.

Gabriel Sarah, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Gabriel Sarah, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF.

As an educator, Dr. Sarah serves in many roles. Within undergraduate medical education, he serves as a Bridges Coach and as a Bridges Curriculum Topic Curator where he develops and guides the development of curriculum. He has special interest in curriculum related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including curriculum focused on LGBTQ+ health.

Jae Sevelius, PhD

Professor in Residence

I am a licensed clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the investigation of risk and protective factors in transgender and gender diverse communities and relationships between intersectional stigma, gender affirmation, and health-related behaviors and outcomes. Most recently, my research has focused on developing and testing peer-led interventions to promote sexual health and resilience among transgender people by addressing intersectional stigma among transgender women of color and those affected by HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area and in São Paulo, Brazil.

Jen Shockey, MPH

Provider Training & Edu Mgr

Jen Shockey, MPH, has worked with UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP) for four years now as a Trainer/CBA Specialist and Curriculum Writer. Before that Ms. Shockey was a behavioral intervention trainer/CBA specialist at the California HIV/STD Prevention Training Center for five years and has run HIV and transgender-related programs over the past 10 years. Ms.

Shane Snowdon


Judy Tan, PhD

Assoc Professor In Residence

Dr. Judy Tan is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Prevention Science, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), at the University of California San Francisco. She is a behavioral and prevention scientist trained in social and health psychological theory, quantitative research methods, and intervention development. Her research aims to develop novel interventions to reduce health disparities, particularly those among sexual and gender minority people of color.

Lori Thoemmes

UCSF Alliance Health Project

Wilson Vincent, PhD, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor

I am a clinical and community psychologist who is also trained in public health, including epidemiology and intervention development, and quantitative research methods. Broadly, I am interested in health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities. More specifically, I am focusing on 1) increasing engagement in care and treatment for vulnerable patient populations (e.g., increasing retention in the HIV continuum of care among HIV-positive Black men) and 2) the effects of stigma and psychosocial distress on the mental and physical health of vulnerable populations.