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Media Advocacy Opportunities

The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Media and Child Health Education Program provides media advocacy training for pediatric residents. Media advocacy training is integrated into the Community Health and Advocacy rotation. For residents who are interested, the program works with residents to identify areas of media health advocacy interest, develop appropriate messaging, and provide media appearance opportunities.

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Media Advocacy Leadership

Ivan Marquez guests on Univision Channel 19 Sacramento television.

Ivan Marquez, M.D., Class of 2022, was a leader in advancing health equity throughout residency. He published an op-ed on how the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for California to invest in farmworker health. He frequently spoke with community groups and gave interviews to Spanish-language television and radio about health topics such as COVID-19 and formula shortage. He received an AAP CATCH (American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health) grant for his scholarly project on promoting childhood literacy and anti-bias development through Reach out and Read at his continuity clinic at the Sacramento Native American Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). He presented his UC Davis Pediatric Grand Rounds on “The Effect of Geographic Managed Care on Youth Access to Medi-Cal in Sacramento.” Dr. Marquez is currently a community pediatrician and National Health Service Corp member advancing health equity with the County of Monterey Health Department.

Jeremy Sanchez

November 15, 2022 - Univision 19
Virus RSV: prevencion y cuidados para tus hijos
Jeremy Sanchez

November 15, 2022 - Telemundo
En Sacramento: Alza en hospitalizaciones por RSV
Jeremy Sanchez


Ivan Marquez

July 20, 2021 - Univision 19
Recomendaciones de prevencion ante incremento de casos de coronavirus por la variante delta en California
Ivan Marquez

March 17, 2021 - Univision 19
Como puedo hacer para que mi hijo no se sientacansada cuando tenga que ir a clases?
Ivan Marquez

Rachel Heidt

September 25, 2019 - KCRA 3
Baking No-No's
Rachel Heidt


Sage Timberline

September 25, 2019 - KCRA 3
Scarlet Fever Case at Elementary School - Scarlet Fever Need to Know
Sage Timberline


Lena van der List and Dean Blumburg

February 28, 2019 - Studio40 Live
Kids and Screen Time
Lena van der List, Dean Blumburg

February 21, 2019 - Good Day Sacramento
Mommy Moment
Lena van der List, Dean Blumburg

July 19, 2018 - Good Day Sacramento
Sacramento & County Hot Weather Dangers
Lena van der List

Tiffany Heckendom

December 31, 2019 - ABC 10
Facts families need to know about JUULing
Tiffany Heckendom


Monica Mattes

December 13, 2018 - ABC 10
Sleeping Better
Monica Mattes


Kids Considered Podcast graphic, blue cloud background with pink teddy bear with bandages and stethoscope.

Kids Considered Podcast

Dr. Lena van der List and Dr. Dean Blumberg with an occasional Special Guest appearances / writing by the following pediatric residents:

Pritha Multani
Chronic Pain
February 27, 2023

Kylie Abeson
Practically Perfect - Addressing Perfectionism in Kids
March 14, 2022

Shaina Kaye and Abby Michalak
Sun Safety: Protect Children & Beat the Heat
August 30, 2021

Sophia Giang
Getting Comfortable with Telehealth
April 8, 2021

September 6, 2023
Women in Medicine Month: Why we should let our girls (and all kids) play with Barbies
Trisha Mulamreddy, Elizabeth Moore
UC Davis Health - Pediatric Residency

July 23, 2023
Addiction Treatment
Jessica Jones, Kelli Derrah, Ken Stridiron
Sacramento Bee

August 11, 2022
Here's one way Sacramento schools could improve poor nutritions among the city's children
Sonam Mokha
Sacramento Bee

July/August, 2022
Join the fight against underage vaping
Rachel Caynak

July 12, 2022
Triple-digit heat calls for water safety
Sara Brundage, Becca Lynch, and Eliza Marley
UC Davis News

July 12, 2020
Avoid being mislead about your own health
Leo Rozal
Davis Enterprise

September 21, 2019
Why do babies lose their hair?
Sage Timberline
Interviewed for Live Science

September 15, 2019
Why don't newborns have tears or sweat?
Sage Timberline
Interviewed for Live Science

August 8, 2019
Food stamp cuts could force more school children to go hungry
Monica Mattes
San Francisco Chronicle

May 9, 2019
Exploiting fear: Too many doctors are giving exemptions from life-saving vaccinations
Suzanne Stewart
Sacramento News & Review

October 25, 2018
Dean Blumberg and Lena Rothstein: Pediatrician podcasters
Lena Rothstein
Sacramento News & Review

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Contact Information

Residency Training Program
Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis Health
2516 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: 916-734-2428

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