Jenny Broering PhD, MPH, RN

PhD 2012

Dr. Jenny Broering is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing since 2015, 16, 17, and 18 in Oakland and Sacramento.  She is slated to teach again in January 2019.  She taught Analysis of Health Policy Issues to nursing graduate students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and the Case Management students – ELMS program and  averages about 90- 95 students per year in both classroom and the online programs.  Additionally, she taught their Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement class for the case management students.

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Gina Intinarelli-Shuler PhD, RN, MS

PhD 2013

Gina Intinarelli RN MS PhD is the Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at UCSF Health. She also serves as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Institute for Nursing Excellence and as Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the UCSF School of Nursing.  As Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, she is responsible for the direction, creation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of many large-scale clinical and operational programs and initiatives led by the Office of Population Health, including: Clinical Care Management, risk-based contracts such as Commercial Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare Advantage and Bundled Payment initiatives, State pay for performance programs such as the Quality Incentive Program, Population Health Analytics, Ambulatory Quality for UCSF and its partners, Ambulatory Risk Capture, and Federal regulatory quality programs.  She has more than 30 years of direct clinical experience as a critical care nurse. She earned her Master’s degree and PhD in Nursing Health Policy from UCSF.  



Kyung Mi Kim, PhD, RN

PhD 2019

Kyung Mi Kim, PhD, RN, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a health services research scientist with expertise in quantitative methods including econometrics and large data analysis and value-based payment policy evaluation. She is passionate about care models that lower the cost of high-quality care for frail, older surgical patients and their caregivers, partnering with leaders in health care, science, and technology to achieve the greatest impact.

Kyung Mi is a certified operating room nurse at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she cares for surgical patients to better identify and prioritize real-life problems. She received her PhD in nursing/health policy from UCSF and was the recipient of the distinguished dissertation award.

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Rebecca Kriz

Rebecca Kriz, RN, MS

MS 2011

Rebecca Kriz is a Project Director at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at UCSF where she directs project related to evaluating the effects of state-level abortion restrictions on women and providers throughout the country. Ms. Kriz received her BA in Economic Theory from The American University and attended the MEPN program at the University of California, San Francisco where she became an RN and received an MS in Nursing with a focus in Health Policy.  She leverages her clinical background and health policy training in her work to improve both access to reproductive health services and patient outcomes. She is interested in social determinants that create disparities in access to services and the effects of government intervention on women’s autonomy. Prior to joining ANSIRH, Ms. Kriz worked at the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis and UCSF’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.    [email protected]

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Shannon Smith-Bernardin, PhD, RN, CNL

PhD 2016

Dr. Smith-Bernardin has worked in homeless health care since 2006, with expertise in street health outreach teams, sobering centers for adults intoxicated in public, and medical respite for homeless, medically-frail adults. Building from experience at both the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and her doctoral work at UCSF School of Nursing, she currently encompasses three roles emphasizing health services research, program development, and policy efforts. First, Dr. Smith-Bernardin is assistant adjunct faculty at UCSF School of Nursing specializing in substance use and homeless-related research. Second, she is the first President and CEO of the National Sobering Collaborative, with the mission to identify, develop, and disseminate translational research, best practices and policies, and education towards the formation and sustainability of sobering centers for the care of individuals with harmful, hazardous, and/or disordered substance use. Lastly, she consults in the development of related programs for communities throughout the United States.

Dr. Smith-Bernardin holds a doctorate from University of California-San Francisco, a Master’s from Western University of Health Sciences, and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. She is recently completed a Health Care Leadership fellowship (Cohort 18, September 2020) with the California Health Care Foundation.

Shira Winter, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

PhD 2019

Shira Winter is a Health Services Research and Development postdoctoral fellow at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i), in conjunction with the Stanford University School of Medicine.  She is also an AcademyHealth Delivery System Science fellow. Shira’s doctoral work explored the contribution of nurse practitioners to ambulatory specialty care, in the context of changing healthcare payment systems that focus on value of care as well as on volume of care. Her postdoctoral work expands on her study of both the nursing workforce and ambulatory care, examining methods for measuring the association between nurse staffing and outcomes, predicting nurse staffing needs using historical staffing and clinical data, and exploring the association between ambulatory care fragmentation and patient experience. Shira holds a BA from Yale University and a BSN and MSN degrees from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  



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