QSCERT (AHRQ) Graduates:

Bateni, Sarah, M.D., General Surgery Resident, has completed three years of general surgery clinical residency training at UC Davis Medical Center. Now devoting two years to research with a focus on postoperative outcomes among patients with advanced cancer.

Carden, Anthony, M.D., M.P.H., is a surgeon in UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice between 6-10 years.

Chenoweth, James, M.D., obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and obtained his M.D. in 2010. He did residency training in Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center and will continue as an assistant professor in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center.

Chin, David, Ph.D., completed his Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of California, Davis and is a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis Medical Center.

Daniels, Brock, M.D., M.P.H., was an emergency medicine physician and research fellow in the AHRQ funded Quality, Safety and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program (QSCERT) at the Center for Healthcare Policy Research. Brock’s research focuses was on improving the timeliness and effectiveness of care delivered in the Emergency Department, particularly the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based guidelines for appropriate use of advanced imaging. Brock also completed a Master of Advanced Studies in clinical research and health informatics through the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP). Dr. Daniels accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell College of Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital. There he will be helping to build their research division and expand their telehealth program.

Doiron, Robert, M.D., Surgery, has completed three years in the General Surgery Residency Program at UC Davis Medical Center. His research focuses on designing, validating, and implementing simulation curriculum into surgical education in order to improve surgical skills in the operating room and surgical outcomes.Dr. Doiron will be continuing his surgery residency at UC Davis School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery.

DeSista (Amarnath), Anna Lee, M.D., M.P.H., received her undergraduate studies from Boston College and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. She is currently working at the California Department of Health Care Services as  Medical Consultant/Medi-Cal Managed Care.

Dhillon, Tejveer, M.D., obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Davis and obtained his M.D. from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He will continue in Department of Surgery at UC Davis Medical Group.

Evans, Ethan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor, Division of Social Work at Sacramento State University.

Lin, Yichen, M.D.

Moulin, Aimee, is a Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Group. She graduated Medical School from University Southern California and her residencty at LA County/University Southern California Medical Center.

Perez, Susan, Ph.D., just completed her Ph.D. from The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, with a research focus on how consumers use the Internet to obtain and process health-related information for themselves and their families. She will be taking a position with Sacramento State University.

Pintor, Jessie Kemmick, Ph.D., M.P.H., mixed-methods research explores immigration and healthcare policy, disparities in access to and quality of care for children and families, and the effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions for vulnerable populations. She holds a PhD in Health Services Research & Policy and an MPH in Maternal & Child Health from the University of Minnesota. Prior to entering graduate school, she worked for six years at a social services agency serving Latino immigrants in Minnesota. Dr. Pintor accepted a position as a faculty member at the Drexel University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Management & Policy.

White VanGompel, Emily, M.D., is a graduate of the UCDMC family medicine residency. She will be taking a position at the University of Chicago / Northshore as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine in a research faculty position.

Woodworth, Lindsey, Ph.D., recently completed a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Florida. Her research is in the area of applied microeconomics with an emphasis in health. She will be starting a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of South Carolina.

QSCERT (HRSA) Graduates:

Hamline, Michelle, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric hospitalist and research fellow in the Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training in Primary Care (QSCERT-PC) Program. She is also pursuing her Master of Advanced Studies in clinical research through the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program. Her Research centers on evaluating and improving the pediatric hospital discharge process, with a focus on improving continuity of care from inpatient to outpatient care settings.