Salhah Alomairi
Degrees:
B.S. Nursing, University of Dammam (2015)
Professional Interests:
Healthcare data analytics, electronic health records, and project management
Background/Interests:
Salhah’s initial exposure to health informatics was when the hospital she worked in became a paperless and applied the EPIC system. She saw how EMR which is part of health informatics had a positive implication on healthcare providers and patients. Salhah hopes to blend her clinical background with health information technology to have a significant influence on improving patients care outcomes whilst reducing medical errors and information costs in the entire healthcare system.

Tracie Banks
Degrees:
B.A. Mass Communications, UC Berkeley (2002)
Professional Interests: Radiology Informatics
Background/Interests:
Tracie's background is primarily in radiology applications and enterprise imaging support. She is interested in acquiring additional knowledge and skills she can utilize to streamline integration between ancillary service lines to preserve continuity of care.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family.

Farva Batool
Degrees:
B.S. Global Disease Biology, minor Public Health Sciences, UC Davis (2019)
Professional Interests: Farva is interested in Healthcare Data Analytics, mobile health, and preventative medicine. She wants to connect her Public Health background with the utilization of mobile health services in underserved communities.
Background/Interests:
As an undergraduate student, Farva helped with the research paper on promoting mobile health mental services among the refugee communities in war torn countries. Her experience with literature review and mobile health services helped her develop interest towards health informatics. With her health informatics master’s degree in the future, Farva hope to improve healthcare records for the underserved communities at both local and international level.

Julie Carson
Degrees:
B.S. Information Technology/ Information Systems Security, University of Phoenix (2009)
Professional Interests: Julie has always enjoyed bridging the gaps in health care with the use of technology.  Providing providers, patients with faster turnaround times immediate access to detailed information about medications, immunizations, and public dieses.  Since the pandemic the communication between patient, provider even more important especially when it comes to testing.  She is interested in finding ways we could supply the patient accurate, fast, test results and have them sent to the provider of their choice regardless of where the test was performed. 
Background/Interests:
Serving in the role as a Clinical Application Specialist for over 16 years serving in both an inpatient and outpatient settings Julie has a passion for pathology and public health.  She understands the importance for patient care to have accurate and prompt pathology results.  Julie loves spending time with her Basset Hound “Sadie”.  She also enjoys running and spends working on her house remodel projects.

Jenny Chen
Degrees:
B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley (2007); M.D., UC San Francisco (2012)
Professional Interests:
Healthcare Data Analytics
Background/Interests:
Jenny is an ophthalmologist who finished her residency in UCLA, then served for a year as the chief of ophthalmic trauma at Washington University in St Louis, and then finished a year of glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. While she was in medical school, she set up a telemedicine retinitis screening clinic for patients with HIV in rural Thailand. She is interested in epidemiological implications and research in informatics.

Kevin Cody
Degrees:
B.S. Nursing, Touro University (2009)
Professional Interests:
Kevin is interested in learning how to measure and analyze how specific parts of an organization are performing, ultimately improving patient outcomes. He is interested in Healthcare Data Analytics to improve clinical policies, protocols, processes, and procedures while working with clinicians providing care to inpatient populations.
Background/Interests: Kevin has worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of clinical settings ranging from Adult Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Critical Care Transport. When he has free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, biking, traveling, and cooking. 

Adam Dick
Degrees:
B.B.A., Marketing, Walsh College (2009)
Professional Interests:
Digital Pathology, exploring the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence with supporting clinical decisions.
Background/Interests: 
Adam is originally from Southeastern Michigan, where he improved patient quality and safety outcomes by using technology, data analytics, and process improvement.  Adam recently moved to Sacramento, utilizing his prior information technology experience supporting laboratory and pathology clinical applications.  Adam is passionate about improving clinician’s experience with the use of technology, so they have more time to focus on patient outcomes.  In Adam’s spare time, he enjoys traveling to the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawa Kaba
Degrees:
B.S. Global Disease Biology, UC Davis (2020)
Professional Interests:
Electronic health record systems, Personal and mobile health, Public health systems and population health.
Background/Interests: 
Hawa’s passion towards healthcare comes from growing up in Mali and observing the inadequate healthcare services. Her eagerness to learn more about health lead her to the United States where she was introduced to research through the NIH Bridges program at UC Berkeley, and continued as an intern at the UC Davis Institute of regenerative medicine. With Hawa’s knowledge of the One Health Concept and the skills from Health Informatics, her aspiration is to implement a system of electronic health records and solve the lack of communication between patient and health-care workers in third world countries such as Mali.

John Kintner
Degrees:
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Davis (2017)
Professional Interests:
Diagnostic Best Practices and Preventative Medicine in the Primary Care Setting; Medical Documentation Standards and Informatics
Background/Interests: 
As an undergraduate at UC Davis, John developed an interest in medical research while volunteering with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Before joining the graduate program in Health Informatics, John spent three years working as a medical scribe and documentation specialist with UC San Francisco in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. During this time, he supported clinical studies validating a radiological decision rule at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a primary physician training tool at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Fascinated by the research potential of the electronic health record, John wants to better understand how physicians interface with the EHR and how health system data can be used to improve best practice guidelines in the primary care setting. When he is not working with medical documentation, John enjoys volunteering in his community, cooking exotic recipes, and making electronic music.

Shikha Kothari
Degrees:
Doctor of Medicine/MBBS, Sardar Patel University: Pramukhswami Medical College, India (2016)
Professional Interests:
Pediatrics, Clinical Informatics, Public Health/Epidemiology, Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Background/Interests: 
Shikha is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in California for >20 years. Passionate about community health, she went abroad to study medicine in India. Upon returning to the United States, she developed an interest in clinical informatics. Shikha would like to explore her passion for healthcare and information technology and interact with like-minded people at UC Davis. She hopes to channel her unique clinical experiences and technical skillsets towards tangible improvements in today’s quality of care for children. In her free time Shikha enjoys singing, hiking, dancing, comedy shows and baking vegan desserts.

Duke Letran
Degrees:
B.S. Microbiology with a minor in Chicana/Chicano Studies, UC Davis (2013)
Professional Interests: Health Informatics and Research Infrastructure
Background/Interests:
Duke is interested in health informatics and the potential in which the field will grow. Working previously in community engagement and cancer health disparities, he believes there is tremendous value in improving information technology in healthcare, which will ultimately lead to an increase efficiency and clinical outcomes. In his free time, he enjoys backpacking, climbing, and being outdoors

Sanjani Mendoza
Degrees:
B.S. Nursing, CSU East Bay (2008)
Professional Interests: Electronic Health Record (EHR); Interoperability of Data; Nursing Informatics. Sanjani is interested in working with EHR systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make health care delivery more effective and seamless for the veterans.
Background/Interests:
After serving for 7 years in the United States Air Force, Sanjani joined the Department of Veteran Affairs. While caring for our veterans, she noticed several flaws in the healthcare delivery workflow to include the use of multiple EHRs, lack of systematic care coordination with non-VA facilities, and poor post-hospitalization care and follow up. It was at that point in her career that she decided to pursue health informatics and work towards improving the delivery of healthcare to veterans. In her free time, Sanjani enjoys creating new memories with her husband and son.

Deepthi Narina
Degrees:
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Drs Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences (2010), India
Professional Interests:
Healthcare Data Analytics, Clinical Informatics, Predictive Modelling
Background/Interests: Deepthi has worked as a Dentist in India. She was fascinated with how technology has a tremendous potential in the field of health, in managing large amounts of heterogenous data, to facilitate high quality care. Deepthi would like to integrate her Life sciences and Clinical knowledge with data analytics to improve healthcare quality. She wants to focus on understanding patterns and trends from the huge amount of information available to improve care, effectively use data to detect diseases at an early stage when they can be easily treated while still reducing patients’ costs. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, painting, and solving puzzles.

Nebay Russom
Degrees:
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Davis (2013); Master of Public Health, UC Davis (2019)
Professional Interests: Public Health Informatics, Healthcare Data Analytics, EMR Analyst
Background/Interests:
Nebay’s initial exposure into health informatics was through his involvement in the performance of clinical research and witnessing various emergency department operations as a Clinical Data Research Associate (RA) at UC Davis Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center, and as an MPH student. As an RA, he has collected and transcribed clinical data and information of patients from EPIC for enrollment in innovative clinical studies. There, he has come to see patients as people that face many upstream determinants that can prevent them from having to get quality of care in the first place. Hence, he saw health informatics playing a vital role in stratifying patients by risk level to determine the level of attention from care provider, and use structured data, custom reporting and analytics tools to enhance people’s health across the full continuum of care. Experiencing firsthand the healthcare disparities and uneven distribution of basic health care services in less affluent communities, both abroad and domestically, Nebay strives for healthcare equality and equity especially in areas diverse in both cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Neha Singh
Degrees:
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India (2011)
Professional Interests: Healthcare Data Analytics, Clinical Informatics, Public Health Informatics.
Background/Interests:
In India, Neha used to practice Homeopathy and work for the US based insurance organizations. Her experience helped her to develop interest in Health Informatics. She is interested in expanding her knowledge and skills to improve the access to health care, particularly in remote underserved area. Neha also enjoys spending her time hiking, travelling, and playing badminton.

Lin Thura
Degrees:
B.S. Biology (Biomedical Sciences emphasis), Santa Clara Univrersity (2019)
Professional Interests:
Work in a capacity to streamline medical processes within the hospital, either as a hands-on clinician or in an informatics capacity.
Background/Interests:
Lin is quite interested in the use of informatics tools and health data technology to better organize and reduce medical errors. With so much reliance being placed on Electronic Health Records, he hopes to better streamline processes that will empower clinicians, nurses, and all professionals who are providing direct patient care to use E.H.R as a tool that will allow them to provide the best care possible.

Zixuan "Zina" Xu
Degrees:
B.S. Nutrition Science, Pennsylvania State University (2019)
Professional Interests:
Healthcare Data Analytics; Healthcare Service Application. Zixuan would like to devote herself into senior healthcare and work on the special domains that have a focus in neurological diseases such as dementia and Parkinson disease or chronic disease like kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. She wants to design a healthcare service project that can deliver healthcare knowledge to senior population through online application and assist both patients and healthcare professionals with decision making to minimize the labor costs and maximize the utilization of limited medical resources.
Background/Interests: 
Zixuan has interned as activity manager at senior care community in China and marketing assistant in healthcare product company in LA. In her free time she enjoys playing badminton and exploring fashion trends. She also enjoy spending her time traveling, watching movies and listening to music.