Our Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

Dr. Ralph Gonzales is Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer for UCSF Health. His research has played a significant role in national and global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance by improving antibiotic prescribing practices - the body of which provides a successful roadmap for translating evidence into practice, policy and public health. Dr Gonzales’ research is multidisciplinary, patient-centered, and informed by relevant stakeholders and policy makers such as the CDC, NCQA, professional societies and community clinicians and patients. It represents the full spectrum of translational research - from practice guideline development, to implementation of innovative health care interventions, to conducting larger community-based trials to examine the comparative effectiveness of different health care interventions. 

 

Jan Yeager, MDes

LEAD SERVICE DESIGNER

Jan brings 25+ years of experience in design strategy, human-centered design methods, and design research to advance innovation within companies across a range of industries. She works within multidisciplinary teams to accelerate innovation across the UCSF care delivery system employing a combination of systems thinking, behavior change theory, and technical expertise in insight generation, human factors, visual modeling and prototyping. She co-directs a course in 

Jan holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and a MDes in Human-Centered Design from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. 

 

 Rasmyah Hammoudeh, MPA

PROJECT MANAGER

Rasmyah is a project manager with the Clinical Innovation Team. She excels in the ability to plan, monitor and implement projects, ensuring teams are effectively working toward the end goal. She values and appreciates efficient communication, organization and innovative problem solving. She developed her project management expertise overseeing projects in local and international non-profits organizations and in community-based hospitals, working with youth and families in developing countries and case managing chronically-ill patients. 

Rasmyah holds a BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University, a Master’s in Public Administration and Health Service Administration from the University San Francisco, School of Management and her PMP Certification.

 

Jessica Chao, PharmD, MBA

SPECIAL PROJECTS LEAD

Jessica is currently advising and leading special projects part-time at UCSF Health. Previously, Jessica served as the Director of the Clinical Innovation Center for 7 years before leaving to invest full time in health biology and technology companies. Jessica received her PharmD from the University of Washington, her MBA in Health Services Management from the Johns Hopkins University, and her Health System Administration Residency from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In her free time, Jessica loves training her border collie shepherd dog and taking photos of dogs and planes.