Our Sites

San Francisco

Our program site is known for training in study methodology, including very active and educational weekly Works-in-Progress session. Implementation science certificate program, affiliation with UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF School of Nursing, including affiliated hospitals and faculty. Cross disciplinary research collaboration, highly interprofessional fellowship (physician, nurse, psychologist, and pharmacist). Also opportunities to learn and teach QI methods with trainees along with opportunities for clinical program development and evaluation.

In addition to nurse and physician fellows/scholars, our site also includes fellows/scholars from Clinical psychology and Pharmacy.

Faculty at our VAQS site are sought after for mentorship, particularly for academic careers, geriatrics and palliative care research, research and innovative models of care for people with multimorbidity and quality improvement in mental health.

Fellows come to our VAQS site to gain an expertise in study design and research methodology, implementation science and clinical program evaluation.

Our alumni are healthcare leaders in a wide variety of settings. SF-VAQS alumni hold leadership positions at VAs (San Francisco VA, Puget Sound VA), numerous academic medical centers (UCSF, University of Calgary, Harvard-MGH), Public health systems (Denver Health, Los Angeles Care Health Plan), Schools of Nursing (UCSF, University of Virginia) as well as the non-profit organizations (American Association of Retired Persons).

Senior Faculty Scholars

Jessica Eng, MD

jessica.eng@va.gov

Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

meg.wallhagen@ucsf.edu

Sharya Vaughan Bourdet, PharmD, BCPS

Sharya.bourdet@va.gov

Faculty Scholars

Victoria Tang, MD, MAS

Emeritus Scholars

Tim Carmody, PhD

Senior Scholar Emertius

Sei Lee, MD, MAS

Senior Scholar Emertius

Second Year Fellows

Irene Cole, RN, PhD, COS-C

Kenneth Lam, MD

Anna Oh, MSN, MPH, RN

Joanna Sells, PhD, MS

First Year Fellows

Charlie Dharmasukrit, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Lulu Tsao, MD

Alumni

2018

Nancy Dudley, PhD, MSN

Lea Vella, PhD, MPH

2017

Joseph Grasso, PhD

Heather Greysen, RN, MS, ANP-BC, PhD

Laura Petrillo, MD

2016

Roya Fathi, MD

Rafael Romo, PhD, MSN

Elizabeth Wahl, MD

2015

Amy Hsu, MD

Linda Park, PhD

Victoria Tang, MD

2014

Jessica Eng, MD

David Schopfer, MD

Jeanette Broering, BSN, MS, MPH, PhD

2013

Christine Welles, MD, MAS

2012

Caroline Stephens, PhD, SMS, APRN, BC

Nicholas Moy, MD

Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MS

2011

Francis A. Wolf, MD

2010

Christine Kistler, MD

2009

Leslie Kernisan, MD

2006

Sei Lee, MD

2005

Serge Lindner, MD

2004

Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD

2003

Kenneth Chuang, MD

Alex Li, MD

2002

Michael Steinman, MD

2001

Edgar Pierluissi, MD

Erwin Tan, MD

2000

Elizabeth Burton, MD

Michael Ming, MD