Full-Time Faculty


Erin Grinshteyn

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6692

Dr. Grinshteyn is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she teaches a variety of courses in the MPH program. Her primary research interest relates to fear of crime and fear of violent victimization, and the association of fear with a variety of health outcomes. She is particularly interested in population-based health disparities associated with fear of violence and specifically examines these topics among older adults. Erin also does work examining...

Education:

PhD in Health Services, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, MS in Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University , BA in Sociology, Brandeis University

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

Jackson Huang

Assistant Professor

Dr. Huang is an Assistant Professor of Nursing appointed to teach Adult Health Nursing at the baccalaureate level. His teaching experience includes working with pre-licensure (BSN and MSN-CNL) students and MS Family Nurse Practitioner students. Working as a bedside nurse and as a nurse practitioner, Dr. Huang recognized how social determinants of health could disproportionately affect patient outcomes, prompting him to pursue his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. His doctoral dissertation...

Education:

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2021, Georgetown University, Master of Science (MS) in Nursing (Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner), 2015, University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 2012

Sarah Hubbell DNP, FNP-C, CNL

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hubbell has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at USF since 2017, including courses on evidence-based practice and health assessment. She currently teaches Applied Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology I in the BSN program. Dr. Hubbell's scholarly work has focused on advance care planning and improving end of life care, particularly for homeless and underserved populations.

Education:

University of San Francisco, DNP, 2017, University of San Francisco, MSN, 2015, Johns Hopkins University, BS in Nursing, 2001, Smith College, BA in Women's Studies, 1998

Expertise:

Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care, Quality Nurse Consultant, Virtual Nursing Team, Clinical Nurse, Emergency Department

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

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6798

Dr. Kaddoura has over 25 years of experience in nursing education and clinical practice. He currently teaches graduate Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Medical Surgical courses in the Master and Doctorate programs. Prior to joining USF, Dr. Kaddoura taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at Duke University and MCPHS University (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). His expertise in using technology and designing innovative educational strategies to adapt to student...

Education:

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, PhD in Health Professions Education, 2009 , 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

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