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Population Health Staff

Population Health consists of the following staff.

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Larry Mole, PharmD
University of California San Francisco – Doctor of Pharmacy
University of California Riverside – Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Lisa Backus, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Case Registry Manager
University of California, San Francisco - Doctor of Medicine
Oxford University – Doctor of Philosophy, Neuropharmacology
Harvard University - Bachelors of Science, Psychology and Biochemistry

Brady Bautch
Public Affairs Specialist
Excelsior College - Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts

Pam Belperio, PharmD
National Public Health Pharmacist
University of Illinois at Chicago – PharmD

Paula Edwards
Program Assistant

Gregory Fant, Ph.D., M.S.H.S., M.P.A., MACE
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Doctor of Philosophy
Trident University International, Master of Science in Health Sciences (Public Health)
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Master of Public Administration
Member, American College of Epidemiology

James Halloran, MSN, RN, CNS
National Quality Manager
University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Science - Masters of Science, Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing - Bachelors of Science, Nursing
San Antonio College – Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

Tamala Jones, MPA, FAC-P/PM
Project Manager
VA Acquistion Academy - Program/Project Manager Certification
California State University, Long Beach - Master of Public Administration
California State University, San Bernadino - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Social Work

Timothy Loomis, Ph.D.
Technical Project Manager
Princeton University – Doctor of Philosophy, Geology and Geophysics

Randall Luttenberg
Public Affairs and Outreach
State University of New York at Buffalo - Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Design

Joanne McDay
Administrative Officer

Troy Shahoumian, M.P.H, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley. Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley. Masters of Public Health
University of Southern California. Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Gale Yip, B.A.
Health Science Specialist
University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor of Arts, Political Economics