People

Shayanne Martin

Program Manager
H_GHS - Central Admin

Shayanne Martin provides training founded in adult learning theory, training monitoring and evaluation, and workforce performance improvement strategy to the UCSF & SF Department of Public Health collaboration on COVID-19 contact tracing. Trained as a Community Health Worker, she believes that community health is best improved by community members and is driven to optimize support for community health workers locally and globally.

Kimberley Martinez

Public Health Educator
H_GHS - Central Admin

Katie McClintic, MEd

Senior Instructional Designer
She/Her/Hers
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action

Prior to joining UCSF, Katie worked in international education in both the US and abroad. Most recently, she worked as an Instructional Designer at the University of Missouri and as a consultant for the US Department of State, developing international educational program provider training, piloting monitoring and evaluation projects, and leading teacher training initiatives.

Rikita Merai

Research Analyst
StrategicInfo&PubHealthPrac

Joy Mirjahangir, MPH

Technical Director for Community Engagement (San Francisco)
StrategicInfo&PubHealthPrac

Joy Mirjahangiris a public health professional with over 12 years of experience in the design and management of international health programs, primarily in HIV surveillance in Africa. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to engage community members and community-based organizations (CBOs) in UPIEA’s COVID-19 response in San Francisco in order to provide culturally sensitive care that is responsive to the needs of communities most affected by COVID-19. She also works as a teamlead and trainer on UPIEA’s San Francisco contact-tracing team.

Ali Mirzazadeh

Ali Mirzazadeh, PhD, MD, MPH

Assisant Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Michelle Moghadassi

Technical Project Manager
StrategicInfo&PubHealthPrac

Esbeydy Pardo

Training Coordinator
H_GHS - Central Admin

Esbeydy coordinates and facilitates trainings for Contact Tracers in San Francisco in both English and Spanish. In addition to coordinating and enhancing trainings, she assists with the translation of items needed for Contact Tracers and Case Investigators, and is part of the interpreter services team. She graduated with her BS in Health Science from CSUF in 2014, completed a Global Health Post-Baccalaureate Program from Drexel University in 2019, and is currently an MPH student at Tulane University.

Katrina Parshad

Operations Manager
H_GHS - Central Admin

Katrina is the Operations Manager with the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA) and works with our operations and administrative team as well as providing support throughout our Virtual Training Academy (VTA) programs. She joins UPIEA after several years working in patient care within UCSF Medical Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies and has volunteered for multiple non-profit organizations.

Melissa Paschuck, MEd

Web and Accessibility Specialist
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action

Mike Reid, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Mike Reid is Chief Medical Officer for the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA), an assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, and an infectious disease physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. He oversees UCSF’s contact-tracing work for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and provides strategic direction and oversight on statewide and global COVID-19 technical assistance and training efforts. He completed medical school at Cambridge University.

George Rutherford, MD

Senior Advisor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

George Rutherford is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. He is a senior advisor to UPIEA. He is a former state health officer and has worked in international health for over 25 years supporting HIV surveillance and treatment globally. During the COVID-19 pandemic he has served as an advisor to the city of San Francisco in their contact tracing efforts and his leading several sero-prevalence studies.

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