JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
Dr. Trejo is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs and Professor of Pharmacology. Her research focuses on cell signaling in the context of vascular inflammation and cancer. Dr. Trejo is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, initiatives, and programs that enhance the success, recruitment, and retention of an engaged and diverse faculty within Health Sciences. This includes the oversight, strategic direction, and implementation of comprehensive faculty development programs within Health Sciences.
Karen Van Hoesen, MD
Associate Dean, Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Van Hoesen is the Associate Dean for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs and is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. She is a leading authority on diving medicine and physiology and board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. She is responsible for reviewing and revising practices and policies that affect faculty equity, engagement and satisfaction, and serves as a key contact within Health Sciences for
faculty consultation on concerns regarding behavior, inequitable treatment and retention. Dr. Van Hoesen is deeply committed to fostering an engaged, diverse, and inclusive faculty in academic medicine.
Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Professor of Public Health, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health
Dr. Reznik is Faculty Director and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health. She has a longstanding interest in faculty development and mentoring in academic medicine. She is the Founding Director of the UC San Diego
National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) program.
Danielle L. Fettes, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and Scientific Investigator with the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center. Dr. Fettes' research focuses on emotional and behavioral health, early childhood trauma, health services disparities, and the implementation of evidence-based approaches into human service systems. Her research is guided by a comprehensive knowledge of advanced methodological design. Dr. Fettes oversees quantitative and mixed-method data collection and analysis for the OFA programs, including
Building a Respectful, Inclusive Culture (BRIC) and Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST).
Virginia (Ginger) Hazen, PhD
Manager, Operations and Strategy
Ginger Hazen became the Manager of the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in late 2018, a newly created position at UC San Diego. Ginger is responsible for the administrative arm of the office, including staff, operations, and communication. She oversees all aspects of the faculty development programs sponsored by OFA. In consultation with the Faculty Directors, she is responsible for managing faculty development and diversity initiatives from the strategic planning stage through implementation, enhancement, and reporting as well as administers diversity initiatives and facilitates the development of a diverse and inclusive community based on a culture of respect in academic medicine.
Morgan Mouchka, PhD
Education Coordinator and Program Manager
Morgan Mouchka joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in 2019. Morgan manages the San Diego IRACDA Program, a prestigious NIH-funded postdoctoral program aimed at diversifying biomedical sciences, and a Grant Writing Course (GWC) for junior faculty through the OFA. Morgan coordinates pedagogical training and teaching and professional development opportunities for the postdoctoral fellows. She is also a passionate educator and is committed to equity, inclusivity, and innovation in teaching and mentoring.
Naureen Rashid joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in late 2020. She manages the collection, analysis, and dissemination of faculty and program data and is committed to facilitating the success and growth of a diverse and inclusive faculty in the Health Sciences.
Yelda Serin, PHD, MA
Data Analyst and Program Manager
Yelda Serin joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in early 2022. Yelda manages the
Faculty Mentor Training Program, a formal, structured mentorship program designed to support the success of junior faculty, and
Raising Advancement and Parity for Infectious Disease Researchers (RAPID), a faculty development program sponsored by the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) with the goal of providing strong mentorship, professional development, and research training to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups. Yelda is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of faculty and program data and for the evaluation of program effectiveness. She is committed to partake in the initiatives to enhance the recruitment, retention, and success of an engaged, diverse, and inclusive faculty in Health Sciences.
Tracy Sinclair joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in mid-2022. She manages the
Annual Faculty Workshops
provides logistical support to the
Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) program
as well as other special events. She is responsible for OFA office logistics and administrative duties, social media/marketing campaigns, and high-level support for the Faculty Directors. Tracy cares deeply about access to higher education and is committed to fostering a welcoming, accepting, and inclusive working environment for staff and faculty alike.
Samantha Hurst, PhD, MA
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Consultant
Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health
Health Sciences Administrative Leader
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology