Michael A. Da Luz
UCSF Program Coordinator
Michael joined the UCSF-UCB RWJF HSS team in 2010. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA. His work experience includes Financial and Administrative support with the MacArthur Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health at the UCSF Health Psychology Department. Michael is happy to be involved with such a successful program and is excited to be working with the scholars and faculty.
UCB Program Coordinator
Jessenia joined the RWJF-HSSP team in 2012. She is a fourth year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying sociology with an emphasis on education. Previously she worked with Jumpstart, Cooking Matters, and as a peer health educator. She is interested in health education in low-income and low-resourced communities. She is very excited to be working with the program administrators, the scholars and faculty.
Edgar Micua joined the UCSF-UCB Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars team in early 2006. As the Program Assistant, Edgar provides a key supportive role by providing administrative support including accounting services for the program and scholars, content management of program web site and setting up a number of program meetings, seminars and events. Prior to joining UCSF, Edgar worked for Acoustiguide, an audio tour company, as an Exhibition Audio Sales Manager at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco. Edgar is focused on being an active team member in maintaining the program direction and goals.
Dina Dudum Freij, MPA
Dina Dudum Freij joined the UCSF-UCB Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars team in 2002, during the first cohort selection process. Dina graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Health Science degree. Her work experience includes tobacco cessation research at UCSF and health education at the American Cancer Society. Dinaís favorite aspect of the program is interacting with the scholars and various collaborators in the field.
Jennifer Taggart joined the UCSF-UCB Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars team in 2003, during the first year of the program. Jenniferís work experience includes grants administration for the School of Dentistry Department of Growth and Development and as an analyst for the Research Administration Program, a program that trains analysts in grants administration at UCSF. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is happy to be involved with a program that focuses on alternative approaches to population health.
UCSF-UCB Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health & Society Scholars Program
3333 California Street, Suite 465
Campus Box 0844
San Francisco, CA 94143-0844