Assistant Professor Health Science and Recreation College of Health and Human Sciences One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0052 Direct: 408-924-5867; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of California, Berkeley, California DrPH, August 2018 Doctor of Public Health
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California (SFSU) M.P.H., December 2009 Master of Public Health An emphasis in Community Public Health
UCSF Minority Training Program for Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) June 2008 Summer Institute Alumni and Year-Long Research Intern
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California (SFSU) B.S., June 2006 Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education, (B.S)
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California (SFSU) B.A., June 2002 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latina/Latino Studies, (B.A.) High Honors: Recipient of Hood for the College of Ethnic Studies
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California May 1998 Completed transfer coursework to enter San Francisco State University
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley Winter 2017 to Spring 2018 Graduate Student Instructor – Community-Based Participatory Research Assisted in the creation of the semester syllabus by selecting readings and guest speakers. Facilitated connections between students and community partners for the service learning component of the class. I was a guest lecture on my experience with CBPR found in my dissertation study. Conducted a PhotoVoice project for the students over a two-day class period. Fielded questions from students via email, class and office hours. Graded midterms and finals.
Athletic Study Center, University of California, Berkeley Summer 2016 to Winter 2017 Graduate Tutor – Graduate Student Researcher Taught study skills and organizational skills to a caseload of 4-5 freshman Cal football athletes on an individual basis and in group settings. Worked with students one-on-one to develop their academic plan and established measures of success. Provided feedback on college writing assignments to develop their writing and critical thinking skills. Taught students how to adapt to their new academic environment.
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA Winter 2013 to Winter 2017 Project Coordinator/Co-investigator – Division of Research I was awarded the diversity supplement grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a pilot study to collaborate with two churches in Alameda County to assess the feasibility of developing a future colorectal cancer outreach and screening program among predominantly Latino churches in Alameda County. Recruited and conducted focus groups to assess the feasibility of developing interventions in the churches. Analyzed and disseminated the findings of the pilot study with the church who participated.
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA Fall 2008 to Winter 2012 Project Coordinator, Research Associate I – Division of Research Coordinated two behavioral cancer studies. Increased participation in clinical trials. Linked flu clinics with colorectal cancer screening outreach. Assisted in the development of study materials, recruitment materials, evaluation instruments, patient and staff surveys, project protocols, websites, and training manuals. Conducted field visits, interacted with multiple levels of staff and leadership, and Kaiser members. Collaborated with the Principal Investigators and research teams to problem solve issues that arose. Managed the hiring and Institutional Review Board submission and the continued review process of both studies.
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA Spring 2007 to Fall 2008 Credentials Administrator – Health Plan Quality Audited physician credentialing files according to strict regulatory standards. Collaborated with medical facilities to submit necessary documentation within narrow timelines. Provided daily assistance and customer service to medical facilities on a daily basis.
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA Winter 2006 to Spring2007 Senior Staff Specialist – Accreditation, Regulation, and Licensing Office duties included managing multiple phone lines, calendaring and scheduling, duplication of bulk materials for executive meetings and maintenance of office supplies for the entire department. Provided daily assistance and customer service to Kaiser medical facilities and other regional departments. Coordinated Continuous Readiness Broadcast Training Series for regional and facility clients on a variety of topics within the scope of survey readiness.
Lumetra, San Francisco, CA Winter 2004 to Fall 2005 Administrative Associate II Developed a customized computer training to acute Medicare providers in CA utilizing live Web conferencing, PowerPoint, and teleconferencing tools. Provided daily assistance and customer service to acute Medicare providers to ensure their compliance with government-mandated deadlines. Gathered and processed information from hospitals, developed information into usable reporting tools, and entered critical and confidential information into government approved applications. Recruited acute Medicare providers to participate in voluntary government incentive programs.
San Francisco State University (SFSU), San Francisco, CA Winter 2000 to Summer 2004 Access and Retention Coordinator Provided peer advising and academic counseling for Raza Studies majors and minors. Developed academic plans to keep students enrolled in the university and work towards graduation. Coordinated special events and specialized workshops for the Raza Studies department including graduation ceremonies, career development, graduate school workshops, and alumni events. Designed official Raza Studies brochures and flyers for campus-wide dissemination and recruitment. Created and maintained two databases to track Raza Studies majors and minors graduation progress.
The Flu-FIT Program Case Study: A colorectal cancer screening intervention designed and tested for successful implementation, Optimizing the Cancer Continuum: Advancing Implementing Research, Oxford University Press, New York. Potter, M. B., Kirkland, D., Green, L., Walsh, J.,., Somkin, C.P., Gomez, V. ( 2018).
Effect of medical oncologists’ attitudes on accrual to clinical trials in a community setting. Journal of Oncology Practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology, 9(6), e275–283. Somkin, C. P., Ackerson, L., Husson, G., Gomez, V., Kolevska, T., Goldstein, D., & Fehrenbacher, L. (2013).
Effectiveness and reach of the FLU-FIT program in an integrated health care system: a multisite randomized trial. The American Journal of Public Health, Jun: 103(6):1128-33. Potter, M. B., Ackerson, L. M., Gomez, V., Walsh, J.M., Green, L.W., Levin, T.R., Somkin, C.P. (2013).
The FLU-FIT program: an effective colorectal cancer screening program for high volume flu shot clinics. The American Journal of Managed Care, 17(8), 577-583. Potter, M. B., Somkin, C. P., Ackerson, L. M., Gomez, V., Dao, T., Horberg, M. A., & Walsh J, M. E. (2011).
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
1. Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley, Graduate Fellow 2017-2018 2. New Leader Scholar Recipient, Goldman Family Fund 2013-2018 3. RISE Leadership Award Recipient, UC Berkeley 2017 4. SMART Mentoring Program, UC Berkeley, Mentor 2016 5. Kaiser Permanente Latino Association Scholarship Recipient 2015 6. Public Health Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient, UC Berkeley 2015 7. Mentored Research Award Recipient, UC Berkeley 2015-2016 8. Kaiser Permanente Public Health Scholarship Recipient 2013-2016 9. Cum Laude Honors, Health Education Department, San Francisco State University 2006 10. New Leader Scholar Recipient, Goldman Family Fund 2002, 2003 11. Hood Recipient, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University 2002 12. Department Honoree, Raza Studies Department, San Francisco State University 2002 13. Cum Laude Honors, Raza Studies Department, San Francisco State University 2002 14. Hispanic Scholarship Award, National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 2000, 2001 2002 15. Dean’s List, San Francisco State University 1999, 2001 16. Dean’s List, City College of San Francisco 1997, 1998 17. Anita Rodelo Dean’s Award, City College of San Francisco 1998
SERVICE 1. The University of California, Berkeley, CA Fall 2018 to Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Mentor
2. The University of California, Berkeley, CA Spring 2015 to Winter 2016 Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity Committee, Student Leadership
3. The University of California, Berkeley, CA Summer 2015 to Fall 2015 Health Career Opportunity Program, Mentor
4. The University of California, Berkeley, CA Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 Getting into Graduate School Program, Mentor
5. The University of California, Berkeley, CA Winter 2014 to Spring 2016 Graduate Students de la Raza, Femtor/Mentor
6. The Goldman Family Fund, San Francisco, CA Spring 2013 to Spring 2014 New Leader Scholarship, Mentor
7. The City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Fall 2011- Spring 2012 Healing for Change, Event Organizer
8. The Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, San Francisco, CA Winter 2007 to Winter 2009 Extern
9. The San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA Summer 2002 to Spring 2003 San Francisco Community School, Health Curriculum Development Coordinator
10. San Francisco State University, (SFSU), San Francisco, CA Summer 1999 to Spring 2000 The Living Wage Campaign, Community Organizer
11. San Francisco State University, (SFSU) San Francisco, CA Winter 1999 to Spring 1999 The Prison Project, Volunteer Correspondent
12. San Francisco State University, (SFSU) San Francisco, CA Summer 1998 to Winter 1998 Project Rebound, Volunteer Correspondent
PANELS & PRESENTATIONS 1. Advocacy Day, One of Two Graduate Student Representatives University wide selected to accompany Graduate Division Dean Fiona Doyle to present research to legislators, Sacramento, California, March 2018
2. Balancing Academic & Social Lives in the Bay Area, Panel Speaker, Graduate Diversity Day, University of California, Berkeley, California, March 2018
3. Digital Storytelling as a Health Promotion Tool, Guest Lecturer, Health Promotion Masters of Public Health Course, Touro University, California, March 2017
4. Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students, Panelist/Presenter, University of California, Berkeley, California, October 2016 5. The Flu-FIT Program: Leveraging Annual Flu Shot Campaigns to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening, Breakout Session Presenter, Nevada Health Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 2016 6. Poster presentation, SMART Mentoring Program Closing Ceremony, University of California, Berkeley, California, August 2016 7. Navigating your Career Path Ups and Downs, Co-Presenter, New Leader Scholarship Retreat, San Francisco, California, October 2015 8. Getting into Graduate School, Panelist, New Leader Scholarship Retreat, San Francisco State University, California, October 2014 9. Women in Health, Panelist, Minorities in Health Conference, University of California, Berkeley, California, April 2014 10. Navigating Challenges on Your Academic Path, Panelist, New Leader Scholarship Retreat, San Francisco State University, California, October 2013 11. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 2012 12. Oral and poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, October 2008