Meet the Lead Team

SF BUILD Principal Investigators

Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
SF BUILD Lead Principal Investigator and Core Leader
Institutional Development Core; Professor of Biology at SF State; Director of the Health Equity Research Lab
Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
SF BUILD Principal Investigator at UCSF
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics; Director of Center for Vulnerable Populations at UCSF
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
SF BUILD Principal Investigator at UCSF
Professor of Medicine at UCSF

ADM Core Lead and Staff

Dr. Audrey Paragan-Smith
Dr. Audrey Paragan-Smith
Co-Director, SF BUILD at SF State
Mariel Guadalupe De Paz Fernandez
Mariel De Paz Fernandez
Program Administrator, SF BUILD at SF State
Lisa Galli
Lisa Galli
Budget Analyst
Gian Carlo L. Baldonado
Gian Carlo L. Baldonado ( He/Him/His )
Research Technician
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Shirley Yuen
Budget Analyst

Program Evaluation

Dr. Kenjus Watson
Dr. Kenjus Watson
Program Evaluation Director
Niquo Ceberio
Niquo Ceberio
Research Technician

Institutional Development Core

Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Co-Lead Institutional Development Core at SF State
Dr. Ana Maria Barrera
Dr. Ana Maria Barrera
FAoC Post-doctoral Fellow

Student Training Core

Dr. Audrey Paragan-Smith
Dr. Audrey Paragan-Smith
Core Program Director, Student Training at SF State
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Dr. Kala Mehta
Dr. Kala Mehta
Core Program Director, Student Training at UCSF
Associate Professor of Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics; for questions related to student training activities, please contact the email below
Torey Jaques
Torey Jaques
SF BUILD Program Coordinator

Research Enrichment Core

Dr. Alicia Fernandez
Dr. Alicia Fernandez
Core Leader, Research Enrichment at UCSF
Professor of Clinical Medicine. For questions related to faculty development at UCSF, please contact the email below
Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke
Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke
Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships at SF State

Student Assistants

Kenny Leong
Kenny Leong ( He/Him/His )
Student Assistant
Makena Nakaji
Makena Nakaji ( She/Her/Hers )
Student Assistant