For help with health and medicine news stories, call one of the public information officers listed below or 916-734-9040. After business hours or on holidays or weekends, call the hospital operator at 916-734-2011 and ask for the public information officer who is on call.

News service staff in the Office of Public Affairs

Pamela Wu
Director, Communications and Media Relations


Charles Casey
Senior Public Information Officer


Beat areas: Center for Health and Technology, Institute for Regenerative Cures, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Karen Finney
Senior Public Information Officer


Beat areas: Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Chronic Disease Management, Family and Community Medicine, Heart and Vascular Centers, Internal Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Surgery

Carole Gan
Senior Public Information Officer


Beat areas: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, basic sciences, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Emergency Medicine, Eye Center, Institute for Population Health Improvement, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Edwin Garcia
Senior Public Information Officer


Beat areas: School of Medicine, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Spanish-language media

Tricia Tomiyoshi
Senior Public Information Officer


Beat areas: Children's Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rebecca Badeaux
Senior Public Information Officer


Beat area: Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing