Fellows & Projects
||Jessica Baisley, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Jessica will create a bridge between a middle school and a dental clinic in East Oakland. She will organize the days in which the students will be escorted to the clinic to receive dental care. She will also conduct classroom sessions to teach about oral health education as well as spark career interest in dentistry.
Site: Eastmont Wellness Center; Unity Middle School
||Jaime Cheung, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Jaime will be working with disadvantaged, low-income youth from immigrant families in Chinatown to address oral health, education, and opportunity disparities. She will hold a variety of workshops, inviting guest speakers and organizing weekend service projects.
Site: Donaldina Cameron House
||Katie Dickerson, Stanford University, School of Medicine Katie is developing a breast health navigation program for women. She will be doing health coaching, education and motivational interviewing with patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Palo Alto and Redwood City. This program will help women receive low-cost or free mammograms and provide screening support to clinics dedicating to serving underserved populations.
Sites: Samaritan House, Peninsula Health Care at Life Moves
Teal Dudziak, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Teal is working with the Rota Care Free Medical Clinic in Pittsburg, CA to create, implement and evaluate lifestyle management courses including education, cooking classes and one-on-one counseling. These courses and activities will be offered to the residents of East Contra Costa County Area as a way to prevent and decrease the negative effects of chronic disease such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity by reducing modifiable risk factors.
Site: RotaCare Clinic
Sofia Iribarren, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Sofia will develop a pre-dental program for economically disadvantaged Bay Area students who have demonstrated desire to work with underserved communities. The program will include a dental morphology course, assistance in completing the primary application, topics in dentistry including oral health instruction, and volunteering at local health fairs with the guidance of UCSF dental students.
Site: San Francisco Day School
||Julia Lee, University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy
Julia will be working in the Bayview Hunters Point district of San Francisco to improve electronic communication between providers and patients. She will be providing one-on-one sessions with patients where they can enroll in the clinic's online patient portal, learn how to send secure messages to their providers and access online patient education materials. She also plans to provide educational material on how to find reliable health information online.
Site: Southeast Health Center
||Noemie Levy, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Noemie will be organizing storytelling workshops at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. She will be helping 18-21 year olds in custody develop coping skills and creativity through oral and written storytelling.
Site: Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall
||Simon Ma, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Simon will build relationships with homeless and marginally housed individuals in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, provide health coaching services via home visits, and develop health literature on topics that are relevant to community members.
Site: SF City Impact Health & Wellness Center
||Galen Maloney, San Francisco State University, School of Public Health
Galen will promote play and community engagement in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco through the installation of artistic outdoor ping pong tables.
Site: Larkin Street Youth Services
||Jason Meierhenry, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Jason will be helping older adults in Oakland plan for the care they want to receive if they become unable to make medical decisions for themselves. He will be visiting senior centers to explain the importance of advance care planning, and will be working one-on-one with individuals to walk them through each step of filling out an advance directive, help get their family and designated health proxies involved in the discussion, and then get the completed document to the individual's physicians and hospitals.
Senior Center Sites: North Oakland Senior Center, Emeryville Senior Center, West Oakland Senior Center
||Jason Parad, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Jason will use teledermatology to help improve diagnosis and treatment of skin related ailments for individuals at the UCSF Homeless Clinic.
Site: Multi-Service Center South
||Laura Aguilar Sanchez, University of California, San Francisco,
School of Dentistry
Laura will develop interactive workshops that will focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and stress management for children and their caregivers in the Mission District.
Site: Columbia Park Boys & Girls Clubhouse
||Sawsan Taleb-Agha, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Sawsa will be providing health services to Syrian refugee families placed in either the Bay Area or the Central Valley.
Site: Muslim Community Center East Bay, Lighthouse Mosque of Oakland
||Amy Wen, University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry
Amy will connect low-income patients at the Berkeley Free Clinic with free or low cost vision care. She will also teach them about common eye diseases and conditions that can cause irreversible vision loss to encourage them to get yearly comprehensive exams.
Site: Berkeley Free Clinic
||Katherine Yu, Touro University, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Katherine will focus on primary and secondary diabetes prevention through screenings and education classes for the Vallejo community. In doing so, she will connect up with various community organizations to make sure that they are delivering a consistent message.
Sites: Vallejo's Fighting Back Partnership; Touro University California Interprofessional Collaboration for Diabetes Outreach
||Ashley Bach, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Ashley will work to support healthy early childhood development in low-income and homeless families in San Francisco.
Site: Homeless Prenatal Program
||Phyllis Carroll, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Phyllis will provide sexual health education to low-income, currently or formerly homeless senior citizens in San Francisco.
Sites: ECS Canon Kip Senior Center, Curry Senior Center, SF Senior Center, Veterans Equity Center
||Rahwa Haile and Helen Woldai, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Rahwa and Helen will provide a variety of educational workshops to address the specific challenges of Black families in East Oakland.
Site: Roots Community Health Center
||Cinthia Vanessa Lazo, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Cinthia will provide tools and education for children with rheumatoid arthritis to help them transition to healthy adulthood.
Site: The Arthritis Foundation
||Irene Louie, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Irene will provide oral health education and access to dental care for children with disabilities and their families in San Francisco.
Site: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
||Troy Santos, University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy
Troy will provide smoking cessation counseling for underserved Pilipino populations in the South of Market Community in San Francisco.
Site: Mabuhay Health Center
Hana Shirriel, San Francisco State University, School of Public Health
Hana will provide nutrition and wellness classes for families who attend a school-based food pantry at West Oakland Middle School.
Site: Lifelong Medical Care, West Oakland Middle School
Mercy Tang, University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy
Mercy is working to increase health care access for the homeless population in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.
Site: City Team Medical Clinic
||Roshan Uranwala, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Roshan is creating an outreach team that will make home visits to address the needs of pediatric patients and their families in the Fruitvale community of East Oakland.
Site: Roots Pediatrics Clinic
||Ivy Vuong, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Ivy will provide oral health and nutrition education for underserved youths in Bayview Hunters Point and will also be assisting parents in identifying Denti-Cal providers.
Mackensie Yore, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Mackensie will establish a walking/running club in East Palo Alto to offer community members a fun and safe outlet for exercise.
Site: Ravenswood Family Health Center
||Martha Benitez and Tyler Fleming, Touro University, California Schools of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health
Martha and Tyler increased colorectal cancer screening through outreach, education and distribution of screening kits.
Site: La Clínica de la Raza, Vallejo
||Shirley Chan, UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program
Shirley developed a health navigators program to address specific health issues of concern to the senior community living in Strawberry Creek Lodge in Berkeley.
Site: Strawberry Creek Lodge
||Lauren Frisch and Adam Wandell, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Lauren and Adam provided periodontal screenings, education and referrals for residents of the Bay View Hunters' Point District who have chronic lung disease.
Site: Health and Environmental Resource Center and Rafiki Coalition
||Jenny Garcia, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Jenny gave oral health education classes to caregivers of children 5 and younger in East Oakland.
Site: WIC Eastmont Mall
||Gunsagar Gulati, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Gunsagar carried out a primary care education and health coaching program for patients at the Valley Health Center in Milpitas and at a local Sikh Temple.
Site: Santa Clara Health Center, Milpitas
||Hengemah Jannati, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Hengameh carryied out dental and oral screenings, and provided education on oral hygiene techniques for blind and visually impaired individuals in San Francisco.
Site: San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
||Ashley King and Katie Reeves, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Ashley and Katie worked with youth in San Francisco to promote the prevention and treatment of mental illness.
Site: Larkin Street
||Jennifer Lee and Amy Stevenson, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
Jennifer and Amy addressed nutritional deficits in formerly homeless, low-income residents of SROs in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Site: Episcopal Community Services
||Ruby Lin, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Ruby worked at the Excelsior Health Services in San Francisco to encourage medication adherence in patients with hypertension.
Site: Chinese Community Clinics, San Francisco
||Vanessa Puschendorf, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Vanessa created a mindfulness program for adolescents in West Oakland to help them learn techniques for coping with the stressful situations they face on a daily basis.
Site: West Oakland Middle School
||Jecca Steinberg, Stanford University School of Medicine
Jecca addressed inadequate school readiness among pediatric patients under 5 at Fair Oaks Clinic in Redwood City.
Site: Fair Oaks Clinic, Redwood City
||Paula Trepman, Stanford University School of Medicine
Paula addressed health disparities in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties by providing health education pertaining to nutrition and physical activity through cooking and dance classes.
Site: Second Harvest Food Bank
||Lisa White, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Lisa is training a group of female inmates at San Francisco County Jail to become health ambassadors and peer counselors for other inmates in the facility.
Site: San Francisco County Jail
Melissa Belec, Touro University, California, School of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health
Melissa provided produce, nutrition education, and garden starter kits to residents of food deserts in Vallejo using a mobile garden from the Vallejo People's Garden (associated with the Global Center for Success). She also addressed nutrition education and other health concerns in transitional housing facilities associated with the Global Center for Success in Vallejo
||Jean Calvo, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Jean worked with the Emeryville Senior Centers to provide oral health classes, oral health screenings for seniors and aided them in enrolling in the new State provided dental insurance.
||Isabel Fong, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
Isabel partnered with the Over 60 Health Center - LifeLong Medical Care to improve medication adherence for low-income seniors during the care transition from hospitals to the health center.
||Steve Ko, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Steve addressed the problem of summertime food insecurity in East Palo Alto by partnering with the Ravenswood City School District and the East Palo Alto YMCA to provide healthy meals to the district's students and their families.
||Eric Larios and Angela Shahbazian, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry
Eric and Angela partnered with the American Indian Model schools in Oakland to address common vision problems and provide screening, education and referral services for ocular health issues, as well as free glasses for those who qualify.
||Shannon Lee and Michelle Wong, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry
Shannon and Michelle partnered with Monument Crisis Center in Concord to offer vision screenings, plus education about eye health and eye care resources to low income individuals in Contra Costa County.
||Kevin Lee, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Kevin worked with the Asian Health Services in Oakland to conduct community outreach and education for young adults of color to help them navigate the complexities of becoming insured, accessing a health care provider and gaining services that promote health.
||Shawna Pharo, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Shawna worked with the Homeless Prenatal Program to screen women for postpartum depression and maternal isolation. Her program reached out to women individually to address barriers to follow-up care and access to postpartum resources.
||Alissa Totman, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Alissa worked with the Rehabilitation Research Center of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to establish a peer support group for people in San Mateo County with acquired brain injury.
||Jamie Yao, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Jamie led a group of interdisciplinary health professional students to target health literacy and social isolation in patients at San Francisco General Hospital by providing health education and support.
||Valetina Zahran, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Valentina worked with Not for Sale to provide access to dental care and education on proper oral health habits to survivors of human sex-trafficking in San Francisco.
Mark Dela Cruz, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Mark educated and empowered female inmates to become proactive agents of their own health through the Women's Jail Health program in the San Francisco County Jail. He also established an elective class at UCSF that will sustain this program.
Community Site: San Francisco County Jail
Susan Fang and Amlu Natesan, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Susan and Amlu implemented a concussion education program targeting middle and high school youth throughout the diverse classrooms of the Berkeley Unified School District. Their goal was to empower youth with the tools they need to understand what concussions are, why preventing them is important, and how to recognize and respond to them.
Community Site: Berkeley Unified School District
Michael Fu, Stanford University School of Medicine
Michael developed and led a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for grade-school students in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto. The program embraced proven methods of meditation, yoga, attention-building exercises, and reflection to help students learn how to respond to stress.
Community Site: Ravenswood City School District
Jolie Goodman, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Jolie worked with homeless youth in San Francisco to address their unmet dental needs. She provided this population with prevention services, education, and a connection to dental care. Workers at the site are hoping to continue the project in order to ensure sustainability of the program.
Community Site: Larkin Street Youth Center
Karen Hong, Stanford University School of Medicine
Karen worked with Prevent Blindness Northern California to provide vision
screening services to underserved preschool students in San Jose and other parts of Santa Clara County. She also collaborated with a team of undergraduates to screen preschoolers, connect them with care, and follow up with their treatment.
Community Site: Prevent Blindness/Northern California
Jocelyn Ko, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Jocelyn developed, distributed, and assessed low-literacy, linguistically-appropriate community resource guides tailored to the needs of low-income postpartum women in San Francisco. As part of her project, she determined the unmet needs of these mothers and determined how to best provide them with resource support during this vulnerable and demanding time in their lives.
Community Site: Maternal, Child and Adoleslcent Health Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Timothy Mok, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
Timmy improved health literacy for the transgender community through group workshops and individual sessions that equipped the community with communication skills that will help them navigate through San Francisco's healthcare system, while empowering them to be advocates of their own care.
Community Site: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Melissa Myo, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Melissa worked with the Women and Transgender Section of the Berkeley Free Clinic to develop an intimate partner violence screening protocol. She served clients who disclosed experiencing violence and provided them with referrals to shelters and legal resources.
Community Site: Berkeley Free Clinic
Alison Starling, Univeristy of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Ali collaborated with the African Advocacy network, a program of Dolores Street Services, to identify health issues that exist in this community and find the community resources and educational tools needed to combat the targeted health concerns.
Community Site: African Advocacy Network
Emily Wineland, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Emily partnered with the Native American Health Center and CARACEN to develop and implement oral health education for underserved adults with Type II diabetes. The program included health interventions such as brushing, flossing, nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, and smoking cessation.
Community Site: Native American Health Center and CARACEN
Miriam Barrere and Francisco Virgen-Giron, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
Barrere and Virgen-Giron implemented an obesity wellness program and screenings for Hispanic children in Hayward.
Community Site: Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
Katharine Burmaster and Nick Orozco, University of California Joint Medical Program—UC Berkeley School of Public Health/UC San Francisco School of Medicine
Burmaster and Orozco partnered with the Pacific Center to establish an LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex) Suitcase Clinic that offers free basic primary care services, health education, and resources for low-income and/or uninsured members of the East Bay LGBTQI community. The aim of the clinic is to offer a safe space for LGBTQI individuals to access vital basic medical services through the care of sensitive providers. The clinic operates bi-weekly.
Community Site: Pacific Center
Jessica Chow, University of California Joint Medical Program—UC Berkeley School of Public Health/UC San Francisco School of Medicine
Chow developed and implemented a linguistically- and culturally-appropriate well-baby group visit for Oakland’s low-income Chinese immigrant parents and their infants. The well-baby group visit emphasized health promotion in six key areas: infant nutrition, infant development, family dynamics, nurturing parenthood, safety and healthy environments, and stress resilience.
Community Site: Asian Health Services
Soaman Dizechi, Touro University, California School of Public Health/School of Osteopathic Medicine
Dizechi provided nutrition and fitness information to low income Hispanic/Latino families who are part of the Napa Valley Soccer League. This information will also help them access available health services in Solano County.
Community Site: Morton Field, Mare Island, Vallejo
Laura Leis, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry
Leis established a vision screening program for underserved middle and high school students in Oakland, California. Her project identified vision problems, connected students with appropriate care, and taught basic eye health concepts to the classes.
Community Site: American Indian Public Charter School
Kate Hirschmann-Levy and Robert Pitts, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Hirschmann-Levy and Pitts empowered inmates to become more proactive in managing and protecting their health. They developed a streamlined model for eligible women to be registered for health insurance upon release.
Community Site: San Francisco Women’s Jail, Department of Public Health
Hillary Lin, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lin developed and implemented a patient follow-through program to help patients at Pacific Free Clinic keep track of upcoming appointments, prescriptions, tests, etc. As part of the program, an electronic medical record (EMR) program was developed to streamline the care that will be available to clinic patients.
Community Site: Pacific Free Clinic
Malay Mathur and Todor Stavrev, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Mathur and Stavrev developed and implemented a prevention, education, and screening program for the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS, STIs, and oral cancer in underserved San Francisco youth who are LGBT, homeless, and/or low-income. They also focused on access and barriers to healthcare among these populations.
Community Site: 360 Positive Care Center
Kacy Jo Peek, University of California Joint Medical Program—UC Berkeley School of Public Health/UC San Francisco School of Medicine
Peek worked with the John Muir Mobile Health Clinic to design and implement an educational program for patients with Type II diabetes, teaching them about self-care and helping uninsured patients locate primary care physicians for long term health care maintenance and monitoring.
Community Site: John Muir Mobile Health Clinic
Jonathan Van Nuys, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Van Nuys created, developed, and executed a series of support/discussion groups on topics relevant to people living with HIV. His Schweitzer project was titled “More Than Just Positive,” emphasizing the fact that people living with HIV are more than just the disease and can thrive with full and satisfying lives.
Community Site: Stop AIDS Project, The Positive Force
Leanne Almario, Stanford University School of Medicine
Almario created and implemented a diabetes prevention program serving Native American youth. She integrated the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids Countdown, a health promotion initiative based on evidence-based messaging emphasizing healthy nutritional choices and behaviors.
Community Site: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Atoosa Firouzian, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Firouzian led a group class for underserved women in the third trimester of their pregnancy about labor and delivery, infant development, and baby care.
Community Site: Young Women’s Program, UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center
Monica Grova and Brittany Grovey, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Grova and Grovey implemented a health education program for women experiencing drug addiction and/or homelessness aimed at providing health information and resources for them and their children.
Community Site: Jelani House, San Francisco
Sherry Kwon, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
Kwon partnered with two community health clinics serving medically underinsured and uninsured patients to launch a tobacco cessation program and improve patient education on safe medication practices.
Community Site: North East Medical Services, San Francisco; Rotacare Free Clinic, Mountain View
Erin Lutes and Shawna Mitchell-Sisler, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Lutes and Mitchell-Sisler created an educational and treatment program for homeless individuals with dual diagnoses of diabetes and mental illness.
Community Site: Glide Health Services, San Francisco
Shibani Rajadhyksha, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Rajadhyksha carried out a health and science education program for underserved 5th graders. She integrated the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids Countdown, a health promotion initiative based on evidence-based messaging emphasizing healthy nutritional choices and behaviors.
Community Site: E.R. Taylor Elementary School, San Francisco
Kenneth Russell, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
Russell carried out health education and screenings for Native American individuals. He integrated the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids Countdown, a health promotion initiative based on evidence-based messaging emphasizing healthy nutritional choices and behaviors.
Community Site: Intertribal Friendship House, Oakland
Jennifer Tran, Touro University, California School of Osteopathic Medicine
Tran carried out a campaign to increase minority representation in the national bone marrow registry.
Community Site: Asian American Donor Program
Wendy Tseng, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Tseng administered multi-disciplinary workshops on intimate partner violence and mental health for women and families living in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Community Site: Chinatown Community Development Center and Donaldina Cameron House San Francisco
Kanizeh Fatema Visram, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
Visram identified and provided education about potentially serious/fatal medication errors and interactions among seniors and other vulnerable members of the community.
Community Site: San Francisco Senior Center, Lifelong Medical Care Clinic, Mission Creek Mercy Housing, San Francisco
Dresden Beier, California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Beier provided underserved people in San Leandro with podiatric care, and educated patients on diabetic foot care to help prevent complications. Community Site: Davis Street Clinic
Christopher Benavente, UCSF School of Medicine
Benavente addressed the overall health of low-income families by creating a health and wellness project aimed at giving community members the opportunity to determine what is important to them and their families. Community Site: Making Waves Education Program
Corina Derman and Iris Lowenberg, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
Derman and Lowenberg increased access to primary care and asthma education by implementing a weekly free pediatric asthma program in a low-income neighborhood with many serious environmental problems. Community Site: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Resource Center
Kathryn Hall, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Hall addressed the overall health of underserved children ages 6-18 by providing age-appropriate classes on topics such as nutrition, obesity, diabetes, vaccinations, OTC drug use, hygiene, recreational activities, environmental health and building a strong immune system. Community Site: Tenderloin Boys & Girls Club in San Francisco
Joyce Ho, Stanford University School of Medicine
Ho improved the mental health status of Asian American adolescents living in Santa Clara County by increasing awareness of teen suicides and depression in the community, and providing tools and other resources that addressed such issues as stress management, communication skills, cross-cultural hardships and interpersonal skills. Community Site: Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Grace Lam, UCSF School of Dentistry
Lam improved maternal and prenatal health by bringing oral hygiene education to pregnant women and mothers of young children. Community Site: Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Project of San Francisco
Anne Liu, Stanford University School of Medicine
Liu addressed gaps in community hepatitis awareness and knowledge by developing hepatitis B resource guides and education models aimed at informing patients and encouraging them and their family members to get tested. Community Site: Arbor Free Clinic
Sonia Menchavez, UC Berkeley School of Optometry
Menchavez addressed disparities in access to eye care services for Latino day loaboers by implementing a system of monthly vision screenings followed by referrals for those who need a full eye exam. Community Site: Day Worker Center of Mountain View
Alfredo Mireles, UCSF School of Nursing
Mireles created personalized discharge plans to provide access to services such as housing, transportation, follow-up care, food pantries, social services and work placement for patients being released from mental health facilities at San Francisco General Hospital.Community Site: San Francisco General Hospital
Amy Shen, UCSF School of Medicine
Shen addressed disaster preparedness in San Francisco Chinatown single-room occupancy communities by offering monthly hands-on workshops focusing on infectious disease prevention and first-aid skills. Community Site: Chinatown Community Development Center
Christina Shin, UCSF School of Dentistry
Shin improved the oral health of disabled children by developing a targeted educational program that taught proper brushing and flossing techniques with special aids for individuals with dexterity problems and recruited local dentists for future referrals. Community Site: Janet Pomeroy Center
Lauren Chan, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lauren worked with the domestic violence division of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) to start a peer counseling support group as well as promote women’s health awareness at their women’s shelter.Community Site: Asian Americans for Community Involvement, San Mateo County
Pamela Eiselman, Holy Names University, School of Nursing
Pamela developed a community skin cancer screening project for uninsured Latino day laborers in Alameda County. Community Site: Markstein Cancer Education and Preventive Services, Oakland
Dana Greenfield and Hilary Ong, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medical Anthropology and School of Medicine
Greenfield and Ong worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco on a youth-led project to assess and improve the health and nutritional environment of the clubs. Community Site: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Michael Herndon, Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Herndon developed a program to bring aid to the Bay Area homeless by using a mobile outreach unit to provide food, water, clothing, basic hygiene kids and minor medical care to the people it served. Community Site: Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond
Alice Hsieh, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Alice developed a series of bilingual dental educational workshops for underserved pregnant Chinese women. Community Site: Tzu Chi Foundation, San Francisco
Delphine Huang, University of California, San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley Joint Medical Program
Huang created a teen health leadership program for at risk adolescents in the Asian community. Community Site: Asian Health Services, Oakland
Andrew Lee, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lee developed a social work program to enroll uninsured patients in county and state assistance programs and provide them with basic social services. Community Site: Pacific Free Clinic, Stanford
Kene Ofili, Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine
Ofili provided knowledge about preventing diabetes, managing associated symptoms and the importance of overall foot health in an underserved area of Oakland. Community Site: Healthy Oakland, Oakland
Charlene Rocha, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Rocha developed the Junior Science Investigators Program and launched it at an after-school community center. Community Site: City Crossroads Church, San Francisco
Tirah Samura and Heidi Schmidt, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Samura and Schmidt expanded the mission of the women's homeless clinic set up the previous year and created a women's mental health group to provide a community of support and resources for the female residents of a San Francisco homeless shelter. Community Site: St Vincent De Paul Society Multi Center South, San Francisco
Shannon Wirth, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
Wirth developed a health and wellness program for monolingual Spanish speaking immigrants in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Community Site: Mission Council on Alcohol Abuse for the Spanish Speaking, San Francisco
Shane Shucheng Wong, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Wong organized health outreach to a homeless population in Palo Alto to provide physical and mental health screening, patient education and advocacy. Community Site: Opportunity Center
Ifey Asiodu, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Asiodu provided workshops for African American women to establish confidence in prospective mothers, promote early prenatal care, minimize fears around childbirth, promote skin-to-skin contact after delivery, encourage breastfeeding, and provide information about contraception. Community Site: Prenatal Advantage Black Infant Health Project
Thomas Azwell, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Sciences
Azwell developed a plant ecology program, which included establishing a community garden and providing a healthy foods curriculum for high school students. Community Site: Mt. Diablo High School
Sona Bekmezian, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Bekmezian developed a bilingual oral health education program for homeless pregnant women.
Community Sites: San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program and San Mateo Medical Center Dental Clinic
Mary Ann Dakkak and Alexis Jannicelli, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Dakkak and Jannicelli created the first clinic in San Francisco specifically focused on the health of homeless women. Community Site: St Vincent De Paul Society Multi Center South, San Francisco
Patricia Foo, Stanford University School of Medicine
Foo coordinated the case management of mental health and social needs of homeless individuals in Palo Alto. Community Site: Opportunity Center, Palo Alto
Jamila Harris, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Harris reconstituted a Community Advisory Board to help residents of the Western Addition in San Francisco by providing them with improved services. Community Site: Maxine Hall Health Center, San Francisco
Serena Huntington, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy
Huntington developed a Passport to Wellness program which created a role for pharmacists as preventative healthcare providers. Community Site: Women's HIV Program, UC San Francisco
Analiza Mitchell and Bright Chen, Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine
Mitchell and Chen provided podiatric screenings, educated homeless individuals on the importance of preventative foot care and distributed clean shoes, socks and foot hygiene items. Community Site: St Vincent De Paul Society Multi Center South
Shirin Mullen, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Mullen expanded a project done the previous year to provide oral health and nutrition education to children from the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco during their stay at Camp Mendocino. Community Site: Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco
Karen Phung, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Phung provided outreach to the general elderly and physically disabled population in Berkeley to advise them of available services and learn what other help they might need. She also created a Berkeley Disaster Registry to determine the location of those at risk during a disaster. Community Site: Easy Does It, Berkeley
Arielle Simmons, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Planning and Geography
Simmons worked with local high school children to produce a publishable map documenting the air and metal toxins surrounding West Oakland schools. Community Site: West Oakland Unified School District
Hugo Torres, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Torres expanded on the work of a previous Fellow to provide information about the health care system in San Francisco to immigrants from Spanish speaking countries. Community Site: Clinica Martin Baró
Tanner Zane, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Zane designed and implemented an oral health education program for disadvantaged high school students in the Bay Area. Community Site: Environmental Sciences Teaching Program, Berkeley
Jennifer Cameron, University of California, Berkeley Joint Medical Program
Cameron developed and strengthened community mental health networks in order to reduce the number of underinsured Alameda County residents who fall through the cracks. Community Site: Berkeley Primary Care, Berkeley
Steven Lin and Elizabeth Chao, Stanford University School of Medicine and Department of Biochemistry
Lin and Chao created the first comprehensive Hepatitis B Free Clinic in the South Bay. The Clinic, still operating today, provides free testing, vaccination treatment and education for all APIs in East San Jose who have low income, no insurance and low English proficiency. . Community Site: Pacific Free Clinic
Vincent Chong and Monica Hahn, University of California, Berkeley Joint Medical Program
Chong and Hahn created a Young Male Involvement Program focusing on at-risk Southeast Asian Youth in the area. Community Site: Asian Health Center, Oakland
Mai Dinh, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Dinh created a campus-community partnership to provide oral health education at a Boys & Girls Club summer camp. Community Site: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Esther Hong, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Hong implemented a health career mentoring program for young female teens by providing academic guidance, health professional shadowing programs, internship possibilities and community service projects. Community Site: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Jennifer Okonsky, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Okonsky created health education materials and provided HIV education sessions to the community while also designing and implementing a HIV medication adherence support group for patients receiving care and treatment at the health center. Community Site: Southeast Health Center, Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco
Janelle Palacios, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Palacios taught Native American women (school age and older) how to dance in different Native American styles. She also carried out workshops addressing women's health issues, such as nutrition, physical activity, reproductive issues, mental health, violence and substance abuse.
Community Site: Intertribal Friendship House
Francisco Valles, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Valles developed patient education modules on cancer that were culturally sensitive and specific to the needs of the Latino day laborer community. Community Site: Clinica Martin Baró
Lauren Vose, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Vose reorganized and streamlined the English and Spanish hotline data banks that provide rural, poor, minority women with information referrals, health education, peer counseling and advocacy. Community Site: ACCESS, San Francisco