Mark Yarborough, Ph.D.
mayarborough@ucdavis.edu

Mark Yarborough's primary area of scholarship and research is ethical issues in biomedical research, with a special focus on matters related to trustworthiness in the biomedical research enterprise. He directs the ethics-related teaching and consulting activities of the UC Davis Clinical and Translation Science Center.

Kyoungmi Kim, Ph.D.
kmkim@ucdavis.edu

Kyoungmi Kim is a faculty biostatistician with extensive experience in statistical genetics/genomics in particular and in -omics research in general. Her research interests include disease biomarkers, quantitative genetics, post- genomics, and statistical and research methodology.

Saul Schaefer, M.D.
sschaefer@ucdavis.edu

Saul Schaefer's laboratory studies involve the modulation of calcium uptake into mitochondria as a method of preventing and treating heart failure.  These studies use transgenic mice with conditional knockout of the mitochondrial translocator protein.

Alice Tarantal, Ph.D.
aftarantal@ucdavis.edu

Alice Tarantal’s translational research program has a particular focus on the fetus and infant with ongoing studies that address early disease onset (inherited and acquired) and prenatal biomarkers, regenerative medicine (tissue engineering, stem cell transplantation) and gene therapy, lifespan health, and translational in vivo imaging.

Fernando Fierro, Ph.D.
ffierro@ucdavis.edu

Fernando Fierro's main research interest is stem cells, at both their basic biology and their application in the development of novel cell-based therapies. Since 2002, he has focused on human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) and their potential to repair damaged tissue, either by differentiation or as trophic mediators, modulating immune response, promoting angiogenesis, and other necessary adjacent healing functions. His current projects focus on evaluating the role of oxygen tension, growth factors and microRNAs in MSC-mediated tissue repair.

Rikah IsseroffRivkah Isseroff, M.D.
rrisseroff@ucdavis.edu

Roslyn (Rivkah) Isseroff is a professor of Dermatology at UC Davis and chief of the Dermatology Service VA (Veterans Affairs) Northern California Healthcare System, where she also heads the Wound Healing clinic. Her research interests focus on tissue repair and regeneration and how to translate these findings to new approaches to improve healing in patients who have chronic, non-healing wounds.

Bryn Mumma, M.D., M.A.S.
bemumma@ucdavis.edu

Bryn Mumma is an assistant professor in the department of Emergency Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty, she completed a research fellowship during which she completed the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program and earned her M.A.S. in Clinical Research. She then completed the NHLBI (NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) K12 Research Career Development Program in emergency medicine. Her research focuses broadly on outcomes and systems of care in cardiovascular emergencies. She currently has a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from NHLBI to use a mixed-methods approach to study the factors affecting hospital performance in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.



Daniel Nishijima, M.D., M.A.S.
dnishijima@ucdavis.edu

Daniel Nishijima is an associate professor and associate research director in the department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis. His research focuses on the management of patients with acute traumatic or neurological emergencies, particularly those with coagulation disorders. He is the medical director and UC Davis Hub Liaison for the NCATS (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences) funded, Trial Innovation Network (TIN). He helps to identify and connect local investigators to integrate their clinical trials with the TIN to operationalize and enhance the efficiency of their clinical trials. He is also the Medical Director for the UC Davis CTSC Clinical Research Center (CCRC), which assists with over 80 active clinical trials and protocols at UC Davis.

James Holmes, M.D., M.P.H.
jfholmes@ucdavis.edu

James F. Holmes Jr. has presented grand rounds in trauma and pregnancy, pediatric abdominal trauma and spinal trauma. He has studied various approaches to improving both cost effectiveness and quality of care in the emergency department, including clarifying the indications for computer tomography of head injuries, and prospectively evaluating the role of laboratory tests in detecting unsuspected intra-abdominal injury in pediatric blunt-trauma patients.

Samuel Owen Clarke, M.D., M.A.S.
soclarke@ucdavis.edu

Samuel Clarke's clinical interests include: cardiac arrest training, crisis resource management, physical examination skills, and visual diagnosis.

Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
jamelnikow@ucdavis.edu

Joy Melnikow became a family practitioner because she likes caring for the whole patient in the context of his or her family and community. She is particularly interested in women's health care, especially preventive health maintenance. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages, especially children. She is pleased that the Family and Community Medicine clinic enables her to serve many in the community who are in need of health care, including maternal-child health care and preventive health services.

Valentina Medici, M.D, M.A.S. (Program Chair)
vmedici@ucdavis.edu

Valentina Medici is a graduate of the University of Padova (Italy) Medical School where she also completed her Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship. She conducted basic science research with the Mucosa Immunology group at the University of Kiel, in Germany. Dr. Medici completed the Mentored Clinical Research training program at UC Davis and started her position of assistant professor at UC Davis in 2008. She completed the Nestle Clinical Nutrition Fellowship, within Oregon Health & Science University and University of Louisville.

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D., M.S.
ebschwarz@ucdavis.edu

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz is a health services researcher who focuses on reproductive health. From 2014-2016, she served as medical consultant for California’s Department of Health Care Services’ Office of Family Planning. Previously, she served as senior medical expert in Reproductive Health for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and as a member of the FDA's Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health Drugs.  She has conducted research related to contraception and reproductive health for over 15 years with funding from the NICHD, AHRQ, PCORI, the FDA, the Office of Population Affairs, and the Office of Adolescent health.



Elisa Tong, M.D.
ektong@ucdavis.edu

Elisa Tong is an assistant professor of Medicine. She is a general internist who provides care to a diverse patient population, including Hmong. She has had substantial training in quantitative research methods and experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative work in her research. Dr. Tong has been an AANCART pilot investigator and AANCART Clinical Director at UCSF. As the current Research Director for AANCART Sacramento, she has worked closely with the community partner, Hmong Women’s Heritage Association, on research design of their breast and cervical cancer research projects.

Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
psromano@ucdavis.edu

Patrick Romano is a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley. He completed joint training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, followed by fellowship training in health services research and clinical epidemiology at the University of California San Francisco.

Richard Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.
rlkravitz@ucdavis.edu

Richard Kravitz is professor and co-vice chair for Research, department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis. As a clinician, he believes that careful history taking, judicious use of diagnostic studies, and clear communication are the fundamentals of good medical care.

Stephen Henry, M.D., M.Sc.
sghenry@ucdavis.edu

Stephen Henry is a primary care physician and health services researcher whose focuses on the broad topic of chronic pain and opioid use. His clinical research focuses on developing programs to understand and improve patient-clinician communication about pain in primary care. His public health research focuses on controlled substance epidemiology in California, with a focus on predicting and reducing opioid-related overdose and other harms. He is a native of Louisiana and has worked at UC Davis since 2012.

Frederick Meyers, M.D.
fjmeyers@ucdavis.edu

A member of the UC Davis faculty since 1982, Fred Meyers has distinguished himself as a national expert in hematology and oncology, with a special emphasis on cancer molecular biology, metastatic cancer, end-of-life care and pain management. He served as chair of the department of Internal Medicine for 12 years, senior associate dean for academic affairs and medical director of home health services.



Primo Lara, M.D.
pnlara@ucdavis.edu

Primo Lara is a clinician-scientist whose principal research interests are in the field of developmental therapeutics, particularly in genitourinary and thoracic malignancies, as well as in cancer biomarker development. He has a national and international reputation in clinical-translational research, and has chaired or co-chaired many cancer clinical trials from phase I to III. He directs an active clinical practice in genitourinary and thoracic malignancies and is a strong advocate for cancer clinical trials.

Theadore Wun, M.D.
twun@ucdavis.edu

Ted Wun is the director and principal investigator of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) at UC Davis. He is also director of the CTSC Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program and serves on the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Clinical Research Management and Clinical Services Core committees. In his role as associate dean for research, he is responsible for expanding the breadth and depth of research at UC Davis Health, for increasing high-impact, interdisciplinary research, and for providing faculty oversight of the UC Davis Clinical Trials Office.

Theresa Keegan, Ph.D., M.S.
tkeegan@ucdavis.edu

Theresa Keegan is a cancer epidemiologist with primary research interests in studies of cancer outcomes and cancer survivorship. She has worked extensively with population-based cancer registry data both alone and linked to other administrative databases to understand patterns of cancer treatment, complications, chronic medical conditions, late effects and survival. Dr. Keegan also has been involved with multiple studies examining patient experiences with cancer and patient-reported outcomes after cancer diagnosis.

John MacMillan, M.D.
jfmacmillanjr@ucdavis.edu

John MacMillan is a general internist whose focus of care is on the hospitalized adult patient. In addition, he is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and has special interest in working with adult patients and families dealing with life limiting medical illness.

Oanh Le Meyer, Ph.D., M.A.S.
olmeyer@ucdavis.edu

Oanh Le Meyer received her Ph.D. in social psychology and her Masters in Advanced Study in Clinical Research at UC Davis. She studies cognitive and mental health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities and older adults from a broad, population level and also at the individual level. Her current research interests include dementia caregiving and mental health, social determinants of cognitive decline associated with dementia, and geographic disparities in mental health for older adults. Dr. Meyer is currently working with community partner organizations to develop and implement an intervention to help Vietnamese Americans taking care of a family member with dementia.

Lars Berglund, M.D., Ph.D.
lberglund@ucdavis.edu

Lars Berglund is currently the interim dean for the School of Medicine. He served as the director for the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center since its inception in 2006 until 2017. Dr. Berglund received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Uppsala University, Sweden and did his residency training at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He was recruited to UC Davis in 2002.

Dan Tancredi, Ph.D.
djtancredi@ucdavis.edu

Daniel Tancredi is a medical statistician on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine, department of Pediatrics, and a member of the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. Highly collaborative and widely published, he is an investigator or consulting statistician on a wide variety of randomized clinical trials, including studies of educational, nutritional and behavioral interventions.

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.
jschweitzer@ucdavis.edu

Julie Schweitzer is a professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute. She directs the Attention, Impulsivity, Regulation (AIR)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) program at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Her work is translational in nature where she uses cognitive neuroscience and behavior analytic principles to investigate attention and impulsivity in children and adults in typical development and in ADHD. She is also developing tech-based interventions using virtual reality and game play to improve attention, self-control and academic functioning.  

Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.
sozonoff@ucdavis.edu

Sally Ozonoff's research at the MIND Institute focuses on very young children with autism. She has been funded to study the onset of autism for over 15 years, through a prospective investigation that follows high-risk infants from shortly after birth through age 3. She and her team have also been developing innovative methods for screening for autism using video. Dr. Ozonoff has co-authored more than 100 publications, written four books, and contributed many book chapters to her field.

Tony Simon, Ph.D.
tjsimon@ucdavis.edu

Tony Simon is a pediatric cognitive neuroscientist. His research focuses on the interactions between neural, cognitive, affective and stress biology differences in young people with genetic disorders that produce learning difficulties, behavioral dysregulation and psychopathology. Dr. Simon has spent over a decade and a half investigating how dysfunction in specific neurocognitive processing systems, such as attention, and spatial or temporal processing generates cognitive impairments in thinking about space, time, numbers as was as real world challenges like math, using money and navigation.

Bradley Pollock, Ph.D.
bpollock@ucdavis.edu

Bradley Pollock is a leading researcher on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, and is the chair of the department of Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine.



David Rocke, Ph.D.
dmrocke@ucdavis.edu

David Rocke serves as director of the CTSC Research Design and Biostatistics program and is the vice chair of the department of Public Health Sciences, as well as a distinguished professor in the division of Biostatistics. He is also a distinguished professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering and the director of the UC Davis Center for Biomarker Discovery. He directs a research group aimed at bioinformatics and data analysis of gene expression arrays, proteomics, metabolomics, and other high-throughput biological assays. He has successfully fostered productive collaborations at UC Davis and nationwide, and he represents the CTSC at the national consortium level.

Laurel Beckett, Ph.D.
labeckett@ucdavis.edu

Laurel Beckett received her B.A. from Pomona College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis in 2000, she taught at Rush University, Harvard School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Texas A&M, and SUNY Stony Brook. Her major research interests are in longitudinal data analysis and population-based studies, especially as they apply to chronic diseases. She has contributed to research in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, HIV clinical trials, and many other areas. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the Dean’s Team Award for Inclusion Excellence.

Amir Zeki, M.D.
aazeki@ucdavis.edu

Amir Zeki’s clinical subspecialty and research focus is in airway diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Broadly, his research interest is in the lipid/metabolic regulation of airway inflammation and remodeling, specifically the mevalonate (MA) and cholesterol pathways as they relate to the pathogenesis of severe asthma and COPD.

Brooks Kuhn, M.D., M.A.S.
btkuhn@ucdavis.edu

Brooks Kuhn is a pulmonology and critical care (i.e. intensive care) specialist. He has special interest in the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, and patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

Michael Schivo, M.D., M.A.S.
mschivo@ucdavis.edu

Michael Schivo has been a part of UC Davis for over 10 years. He began as a trainee in Internal Medicine and progressed as a chief resident, fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and a master's student in clinical research. Dr. Schivo has been through the CTSC KL2 program and has gained independent extramural funding through the NIH and the private sector. He studies metabolites emanating from human and animal airways as a diagnostic platform and thoroughly enjoys mentoring trainees of all levels.

Nicholas Kenyon, M.D.
njkenyon@ucdavis.edu

Nicholas Kenyon is the chief of the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and a physician-scientist with a translational research focus on adult severe asthma. His areas of emphasis are asthma therapeutics, L-arginine metabolism, breath diagnostics, and environmental/non-allergic asthma. He recently completed an NHLBI-funded Phase II clinical trial of L-arginine supplementation in severe asthma that was based mouse model work in our laboratory.

Timothy Albertson, M.D., M.P.H.
tealbertson@ucdavis.edu

Timothy Albertson is a leading expert in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, aeromedicine, and septic and adult respiratory distress syndrome. In addition to his role at UC Davis, he is a flight surgeon and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine for the Veteran's Administration Northern California Health Care System.

Ramsey Badawi, Ph.D.
rdbadawi@ucdavis.edu

Ramsey Badawi is professor, chief of Nuclear Medicine and vice-chair for Research in the department of Radiology, and professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. He also serves as co-director of the Biomedical Technology program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and is a member of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Nancy E. Lane, M.D.
nelane@ucdavis.edu

Nancy E. Lane is an endowed professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, and Aging Research, director for the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, director of the K12 NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), and principal investigator of the NIH funded Program on Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Diseases Across the Lifespan at the UC Davis School of Medicine where she has served for the past 8 years.

Jonathon Dear, D.V.M., M.A.S.
jddear@ucdavis.edu

Jonathan Dear is an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dear’s clinical work focuses on interventional urinary and respiratory procedures in dogs and cats while his research interests focus on infectious diseases of small animals. He completed the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program in 2018 and mentors veterinary students and house officers in internal medicine and clinical research.