New Faculty Welcomed In 2016

Community Health Systems

headshots of CHS faculty 2016

Rosafel Adriano-Nogra, HS assistant clinical professor
Academic focus: binge drinking behavior and sexual violence among college students
In her own time: traveling and exploring places, spending time with my daughter, and biking

Sherri Borden, NP and associate clinical professor
Academic focus: psych/mental health
In her own time: vegan cooking and baking, enjoying beautiful gardens as well as long walks with Lily, the dog, and even longer tandem bicycle rides with my daughter

Cherry Leung, assistant professor
Academic focus: mental health, adolescent depression, gut microbiome
In her own time: hiking, baking, trying new recipes

Julia Isen, associate clinical professor
Academic focus: obesity and disease; chronic illness
In her own time: spending time with my family, boxing and yoga, hiking the trail of Marin county with my dog

Yoonmee Joo, HS assistant clinical professor
Academic focus: hearing loss among older adults, geriatrics
In her own time: hiking with my husband and two boys

Amanda Peacock, assistant clinical professor
Academic focus: homeless, low income, and Latino population health, culturally informed health care
In her own time: reading, hiking, running, board games, loving cats

Summer Thompson, assistant clinical professor
Academic focus: psych/mental health

Family Health Care Nursing

FHCN 2016 faculty

Ifeyinwa Asiodu, assistant professor
Academic focus: African Americans, health status disparities, health promotion, breast feeding, health knowledge/attitudes/practice

Emily Beck, assistant clinical professor
Academic focus: midwifery

Sharon Goldfarb, clinical instructor

Jana Kohler, assistant clinical professor

Andrea Kuster, assistant clinical professor

Jayme Mejia, assistant clinical professor

Lisa Mihaly, HS assistant clinical professor

Sarah Nathan, HS assistant clinical professor

Linda Stephan, assistant clinical professor

Michalle Ramirez-McLaughlin, assistant clinical professor

Institute for Health & Aging

image of IHA faculty 2016

Penny Brennan, adjunct professor
Academic focus: aging and health: course, predictors, and outcomes of late-life use of alcohol; social determinants of late-life pain; long-term care environments that optimize resident-centered care of older adults, e.g., implementation and outcomes of consistent staff assignment scheduling practices in nursing homes
Last Book Read: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
In Her Own Time: reading, gardening, long walks with my stalwart miniature schnauzer, Mr. Buddy Guy

Jason Flatt, assistant adjunct professor
Academic focus: aging, health disparities, LGBT, sexual and gender minorities, dementia risk and prevention
In his own time: running and exploring San Francisco, cocktail mixology, and spending time with my husband and two Boston terriers

Deborah Gordon, assistant adjunct professor
Academic focus: cultural studies of biomedicine, bioscience, and bioethics; interpretive phenomenological and comparative study – particularly between Italy and US – of practices around risk, prognosis, prevention and predication; lived narratives of health, illness, and death; health, work, and the injuries of class; the cultures of injury, recovery and rehabilitation of injured servicemen; medical anthropology
In her own time: making jewelry, enjoying Balkan music and folk dancing, attending National Theater Live performances on screen, and relishing in reading fiction

Jenny Liu, assistant professor of health economics
Academic focus: reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health, community-based health service delivery, HIV/AIDS prevention, behavioral economics, global health, informal providers, community health workers, workforce labor markets
In her own time: exploring wine countries around the world, spending time with the urban family

Physiological Nursing

PN faculty in 2016

Kristina Fortes, assistant clinical professor

Cynthia Singh, assistant clinical professor

Dawn Troeger, assistant clinical professor
Academic focus: advanced assessment and complex management of the acutely ill and injured patients in the inpatient setting
In her own time: running, reading, cooking and enjoying good food and wine with friends

Carolyn Vancouwenberghe, clinical professor
Academic focus: pharmacology, pathophysiology, critical care
In her own time: teach/tutor math and history K - 12, travel, read books, work out

Social and Behavioral Sciences

SBS faculty in 2016

Sara Ackerman, assistant adjunct professor
Academic focus: social and ethical dimensions of clinical genomics, implementation science, impact of information technologies on medical work
In her own time: gardening, reading, yoga, spending time with my favorite people, hiking, helping protect nature

Krista Sigurdson, assistant adjunct professor
Academic Focus: social construction and stratification of motherhood (infant feeding and neonatal intensive care), science and technology studies, qualitative Research and the sociology of reproduction
In her own time: seeing live music, playing violin, cooking, and hiking

Leslie Dubbin, assistant adjunct professor
Academic focus: intersections of race, culture, place and space on the reproduction of social and health inequalities, the nature of racism and its impact on the illness experiences of African Americans, and the dynamics of how social inequalities are transacted in patient-provider interactions
In her own time: reading historical biographies; hiking with my two French Bull Dogs, Herschel and Ira, traveling

Dean with student

Nailah Cox. Conference Participant, Dean Catherin Gillliss, Brianna Singleton, UCSF PhD student

Frank Sidders, conference participant shares thoughts during Disparities in Mental Health Session

Conference Participants Rosario Hernandez, Guendi Castaneira, and Tangitinga Paama unwind after Day One of conference

Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference Group Picture

Conference participant Shelia Riffe participates in discussion

Howard University Scholars at the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow Conference