Full-Time Faculty


Sara Horton-Deutsch PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Caritas Coach

Professor
(415) 422-3716

Beginning in 2019, Dr. Horton-Deutsch will serve as the director of the Kaiser Permanente/USF Partnership where she will continue to mentor the next generation of nursing leaders through the lens of Caring Science.  Her work in reflective practice has been published in two books coedited with Dr. Gwen Sherwood: Reflective Practice: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2012 & 2017) and Reflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN &...

Education:

Rush University, PhD in Nursing, 1992, Rush University, MSN in Psych Nursing, 1988, University of Evansville, BSN in Nursing, 1986

Expertise:

Transformative forms of Leadership, Healing Circles, Health, Healing and Wholeness

John Hurley

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6681

Dr. John Hurley loves to teach and has been teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at USF for over eight years. He has thirty-seven years of experience as a clinical nurse, fifteen as nursing staff development and eight years of pediatric simulation teaching experience. He created and implemented a program for developing, nurturing, and sustaining the interior life of the nurse.

Education:

DNP. Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA, MSN, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, BSN, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Mahmoud Kaddoura PhD, CAGS, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNE

Program Director
(415) 422-6798

Jump to Section: Publications | Awards & Distinctions | Presentations | Professional Organizations and Community Service Dr. Kaddoura has over 25 years of experience in nursing education and clinical practice. He holds a bachelor of science in nursing, a master’s of science in nursing and nursing education, a PhD in health professions education, a certificate of advanced graduate studies in health professions education, a post-master’s certificate in primary care adult and gerontology nurse...

Education:

Simmons University, Boston, MA, PhD in Health Professions Education, 2009 , University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Post Doctoral Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2019, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Post-Master's Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2013, Simmons University, Boston, MA, CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) in Health Professions Education, 2007, University of Natal, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Masters in Education (MEd), 2002 , American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 1992

Expertise:

Academic Education, Primary Care Nurse Partitioning, Clinical Supervision

Courtney Keeler

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6683

Courtney Keeler is a health economist. She has been teaching at USF's Master in Public Health programs since August 2011. In her teaching, she works to meet students where they are in hope of creating a classroom climate where individuals feel well-equipped to tackle the subject matter covered in the course.

Education:

PhD, Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012 (Focus in health economics), MS in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, BA in Economics, University of California at San Diego, 2006 (Summa Cum Laude, Highest Distinction, Provost’s Honors, Phi Beta Kappa)

Expertise:

Health economics, Health policy and management

Lauren Knapp

Assistant Professor

Professor Knapp has over ten years of experience working as a registered nurse in multiple community hospitals and large teaching facilities. She's had the opportunity to work as a Registered Nurse in the intensive care unit, emergency department, medical telemetry and observation units as well as a sepsis coordinator for two community hospitals. She has an interest in medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorder, and her DNP project centered on the development and implementation of...

Education:

University of San Francisco, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), 2019, Baylor University, BSN, 2010

Expertise:

Sepsis Coordinator, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital , Registered Nurse, North 1 Emergency Department Annex, UC Davis Medical Center , Adjunct Faculty, University of San Francisco , Travel Registered Nurse, American Mobile Network Healthcare, Registered Nurse, Observation and Medical Telemetry Units, St. Joseph Hospital, Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, White Memorial Medical Center

Anna Kwong

Associate Professor; BSN Program
(415) 422-2014

Anna Kwong, Ed.D., RN, is an associate professor at University of San Francisco (USF) in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she teaches Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology and Fundamental clinical to undergraduate students. She has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years. During the first 10 years as a nurse, she has worked in adult medical-surgical units, viral hepatitis clinical research, and hospice care nursing. Dr. Kwong has been teaching at USF since 2004; she...

Education:

EdD, Learning and Instructions, University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing, San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, San Francisco State University

Kelly L'Engle

Associate Professor, Director of the MPH-Behavioral Health concentration
(415) 422-4730

Dr. Kelly L’Engle is a social and behavioral health scientist with 25 years experience in research and program development in the health sector. She joined the faculty of the Population Health Sciences Department in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco in August 2015. She has served as department chair and program director and teaches classes in program planning and evaluation, health communication, adolescent health, research methods, and applied...

Education:

Ph.D. Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, MPH, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, BA, Development Studies (Sociology), Brown University, Providence, RI

Expertise:

Adolescent Health, Reproductive Health, HIV and STIs, Health Communication and Design, New Media and Technologies, Substance Use, Interventions, Global Health and Populations, mHealth

Jo Loomis DNP, RN, FNP-C, CHSE, NCMP, ANLC, CLC, CNL

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6394

Dr. Jo Loomis is a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Loomis received her DNP from the University of Minnesota and has maintained certifications in the women’s health areas of lactation and menopause as well as certification as a Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE). Dr. Loomis has spent the last 10 years developing expertise in the use of simulation as a teaching modality to undergraduate and...

Education:

DNP, University of Minnesota , MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, San Jose State University, BSN, University of Missouri

Expertise:

Primary Care, Maternal/Child, Simulation, Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations, Physiologic Childbirth, Lactation Support

Janice Mark DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Assistant Professor
(925) 699-9432

Professor Mark’s history with USF spans 37 years. After graduating from the BSN program in 1987, she enjoyed a 30-year nursing career as a medical surgical staff nurse in a local hospital. She then earned an MSN from UCSF as a geriatric clinical nurse specialist, and when an opportunity opened up to teach at her undergraduate alma mater as a clinical instructor, she jumped at the chance. This sparked a love and passion for teaching nursing, and she has continued to teach at USF for almost 25...

Education:

University of San Francisco, DNP/FNP, 2017, UC, San Francisco, MSN-Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, 1993, University of San Francisco, BSN, 1987

Expertise:

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Simulation, Geriatric Nursing, Adult health

David Martinez

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4247

Dr. David A. Martinez completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical School of Brown University. Prior to his post-doc he was a Psychology Intern in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He was awarded a pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the barriers and facilitators to...

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, BA, Psychology, San Diego State University

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