All five School of Nursing graduate programs are led by the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group, an interprofessional team of more than 60 faculty members from disciplines including nursing, medicine, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, pharmacy, sociology and public health. Click here to learn more about graduate groups.

Graduate group chair

Amy A. Nichols, Ed.D., R.N. C.N.S., C.H.S.E., Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 

Graduate group members

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Jason Adams, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Susan L. Adams, Ph.D., R.N., N.P., C.N.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nick Anderson, M.S., Ph.D., Robert D. Cardiff Professor of Informatics, UC Davis; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Director of Informatics, Clinical Translational Science Center, UC Davis

Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Debra Bakerjian, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P., F.G.S.A., Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Janice F. Bell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.N., Associate Dean for Research, Doctor of Philosophy Program Director and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Laurel A. Beckett, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chief, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Lars Berglund, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science center, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

Julie T. Bidwell, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Shelley Blozis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Lavjay Butani, M.D., Chief, Pediatric Nephrology and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Nephrology, School of Medicine

Sheryl L. Catz, Ph.D.,  Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Fawn A. Cothran, Ph.D., R.N., G.C.N.S.-B.C., Assistant Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Timothy W. Cutler, Pharm. D., Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, UC San Francisco; Director, Sacramento Experimental Pharmacy Program, UC Davis

Sharon Demeter, M.A., M.S., R.N., C.N.M., Assistant Director for the Master's Entry Program in Nursing and Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Madan Dharmar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Residence, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Christiana Drake, Ph.D., Admissions Chair, Biostatistics Graduate Group; Professor, Department of Statistics

Suzanne Eidson-Ton, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor, Director of Medical Student Education Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Felix D. Emond, Jr., M.S., P.A.-C., D.F.A.A.P.A., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Joshua Fenton, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Erik Fernandez y Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Scott Fishman, M.D., Chief of Pain Medicine, Vice Chair for Pain Medicine and Faculty Development, and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine

Philippe R. Goldin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

David S. Grega, P.A.-C., M.P.A.S., D.F.A.A.P.A., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Theresa A. Harvath, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.,Executive Associate Dean, Family Caregiving Institute Director, Interim Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Shelly Henderson, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Ladson Hinton, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

Jill Joseph, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor Emeritus (retired annuitant), Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Gerald Kayingo, Ph.D., P.A.-C., Associate Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Katherine Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Assistant Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Tae Youn Kim, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health; Distinguished Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nancy E. Lane, M.D., Director, UC Davis Center for Healthy Aging; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Brent Luu, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., B.C.A.C.P. , Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Frederick J. Meyers, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; Executive Director Medical Education and Academic Planning, UC Merced

Lisa Soederberg Miller, Ph.D., Director of Adult Development Lab, Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Human Ecology

Jessica Draughon Moret, Ph.D., R.N., S.A.N.E.-A., Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Jann Murray-Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

JoAnne E. Natale, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances; Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

Ricky Norwood, D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Clinical Professor,Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Jeffrey M. Pearl, M.D., Interim Director for the Physician Assistant Program and Visiting Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Elizabeth Rice, Ph.D., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C., R.N. Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Practice, Director for the Master of Science — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program and Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

George Rodway, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of General Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Cara M. Sandholdt, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Sumathi Sankaran-Walters, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Alison Semrad, D.O., F.A.C.P., E.C.N.U., Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor in Endocrinology, School of Medicine; Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Studies Program, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Kathryn Sexson, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Clinical Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Elena O. Siegel, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Charleen Singh, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C., CWOCN, R.N., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Daniel Tancredi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Hendry Ton, M.D. M.S., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

Laura L. Van Auker, D.N.P., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., S.N.-C., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Deborah Ward, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Dignity Health Dean's Chair for Nursing Leadership, Interim Dean and Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Gordon H. Worley, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C., C.E.N., C.F.R.N., E.M.T.-P., F.A.W.M., Assistant Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Peter Yellowlees, M.B.B.S., M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor and Dean Emerita, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, Ph.D., Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; Co-Director, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools