Jessica Fields, BA
Jessica Fields is a Program Manager at the Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) and has been with CVP since 2016. She manages the Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) program, an NIH-funded training and mentoring program for junior faculty underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. In coordinating RISE, Jessica works closely with CVP core faculty members Drs. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Margaret Handley, Alicia Fernandez, and Adithya Cattamanchi. Jessica also works with CVP faculty Dr. Courtney Lyles to coordinate community-based research on health information technology and accessibility to vulnerable populations. In addition, Jessica works with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo in her role as the Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, helping create a structure to foster collaboration and greater visibility for health equity work across UCSF.
Jessica graduated with honors from Brown University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Biology. In addition to her interest in health equity, she has extensive experience in science education and communication, through teaching and curriculum development at various levels. Before joining CVP, she worked as a teacher at a bilingual public high school in Madrid, Spain through the Fulbright Program.