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
Erendira Carmen Di Giuseppe
Erendira Carmen Victoria Di Giuseppe
Program Coordinator, 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
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Dr. Laura Cervantes
Program Evaluator

Institutional Development Core

Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Co-Lead Institutional Development Core at SF State
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Co-Lead Institutional Development Core at UCSF
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Alexandra Velásquez, MS
Curriculum Developer at UCSF
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Carol Umanzor, MS, MAT
Agent of Change Specialist at SF State

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, MS
SF BUILD Program Coordinator at SF State
Dr. Anel Lizcano
Dr. Anel Lizcano, MPH
SF BUILD Mentor and Curriculum Developer at SF State
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Midley Michaud
Program Coordinator at SF State
Master’s Candidate & Graduate Researcher at Health Equity Research Lab at SFSU

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. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña
Research Enrichment Core at SF State
Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke
Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke
Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships at SF State
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Alexandra Velásquez, MS
Research Enrichment Core at UCSF

Student Assistants

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