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Joy Mirjahangir, MPH

Technical Director for Community Engagement (San Francisco)
H_PPH-Central Admin

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.

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.

Hannah Park

Director of Partnerships
M_Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Hannah Park brings more than 15 years of experience in building and strengthening organizations, programs, and partnerships in both the public and private sectors. As the Director of Partnerships for UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA), Ms. Park works to develop new local and global-focused public private partnerships that leverage the knowledge, skills and experience of UPIEA to support organizations, local health jurisdictions, corporations, and communities in their response to COVID-19. Ms.

Katrina Parshad

Operations Analyst
H_GHS - Central Admin

Katrina is an Operations Analyst 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.

Rosalyn Plotzker, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Mike Reid, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Medicine

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.

Sabrina Sanchez, MA

Pandemic Response Specialist
H_GHS - Central Admin

Sabrina is an experienced human rights and social justice educator with proficiency in program and project management, content curation and advocacy. Her diverse work experience in the human rights field includes spearheading legal empowerment for women and disadvantaged groups in Honduras, researching environmental and indigenous peoples’ rights in Central America, promoting positive youth development, and strengthening anti-human and sex trafficking efforts in the U.S.

Nate Smith, MPH

Technical Director for Quality Improvement
H_PPH-Central Admin

Nathan Smith is a technical lead for data quality assessment and improvement (DQA / DQI). He provides support to contact tracing, working alongside the contact tracing team in the design and implementation of a DQA / DQI system for COVID. He also serves as the Associate Deputy Director of Programs for UCSF’s Global Strategic Information group. In this role he provides support to various projects focused on routine program monitoring and evaluation.

Hilary Spindler, MPH

Senior Technical Advisor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Hilary Spindler is a Senior Technical Advisor at UCSF at the Institute for Global Health Sciences where over the past 14+ years her work has focused on triangulating and interpreting data related to COVID-19, HIV and maternal child health. Hilary joined UPIEA to review and summarize published scientific literature on COVID-19 and disseminate information to case investigators and contact tracers at local health departments in California. She also provides oversight and direction to local health departments on data, metrics, monitoring and evaluation.

Mona Sterling

Research Analyst
H_GHS - Central Admin

Mona Sterling is the Wellness Coordinator 

Kelly Taylor, PhD, MS

Technical Director, Community Engagement
Prevention & Public Health

Educated at University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and University of California, Berkeley, Dr.

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