Full-Time Faculty


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

Juli Maxworthy DNP, PhD(c), MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FNAP, FSSH

Associate Professor

Dr. Juli Maxworthy is an academic, innovator and collaborator. During her over 30 years in healthcare, she spent almost 20 years in various roles in critical care in a busy open heart and trauma unit. During that time, Dr. Maxworthy became heavily involved in the shared governance activities within her organization. After realizing that she needed more education to prepare her to take on the challenges of her current and potential future roles she went back to school and completed two Masters...

Education:

Texas Woman's University, PhD(c), 2022, University of San Francisco, DNP, 2008, Holy Names University, MBA, 2006, Holy Names University, MSN, 2004, California State University, Hayward, BSN, 1984, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Fellow, Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH), Fellow, National Academies of Practice (NAP)

Expertise:

Healthcare Simulation, Leadership, Psychological Safety

Kelly McDermott

Assistant Professor; Co-Director of the Health Policy Leadership Concentration, Sacramento

Dr. McDermott is an Assistant Professor in the Population Health Sciences Department. She received a BA in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MA in Health Policy and Bioethics from George Washington University and a PhD in Health Services Research from University of Washington. Dr. McDermott also completed postdoctoral training in Integrative Medicine Research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. McDermott has worked...

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Integrative Medicine Research, University of California, San Francisco, CA, Doctor of Philosophy, Health Services Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Master of Arts in Philosophy and Social Policy Emphasis in Health Policy and Bioethics, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, minor Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Expertise:

Research Methods, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease,, Integrative Medicine, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Digital Health Tools and Interventions

Dhara Meghani

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4246

Dr. Meghani is a core faculty member, licensed psychologist, and program director in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Her research concerns the promotion of infant and perinatal mental health and family relationships through the design and implementation of inclusive, culturally attuned, evidence-based interventions aimed to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in the transition to parenthood. Dr. Meghani is the founder of Parentline, a free...

Education:

UCSF/ZSFG Clinical Psychology Training Program, Clinical Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011, University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2010, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS in Clinical Psychology, 2007, UC Berkeley, BA in Psychology (Anthropology minor), 2003

Expertise:

Child, adolescent, and family psychology , Psychodynamic, brief/strategic, and solutions-focused therapy, South Asian diaspora acculturation and mental health , Program development and community partnerships

Michelle Montagno

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4074

Dr. Michelle Montagno is a licensed psychologist and a long-time social justice advocate. She worked in the nonprofit and government sectors prior to pursuing a career in clinical psychology. Her areas of clinical and research interest include culturally responsive therapy, interpersonal and brief psychotherapy, racial and sexual identity development, privilege and oppression, and culturally accountable graduate training. She is also proudly certified as an advanced open-water scuba diver.

Education:

The Wright Institute, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2010, The Wright Institute, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2007, Ohio State University, BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies, 1999,

Expertise:

Culturally responsive therapy , Interpersonal therapy, Brief therapy, Identity development

Susan Mortell DNP, RN, CNL

Assistant Professor
(415) 640-4251

For the past 30 years, Dr. Mortell has worked in varied nursing settings, which include medical-surgical nursing, community health, oncology, and psychiatry; currently, she serves as an assistant professor and the current director of the Online RN-MSN program at USF. Her courses include: Ethics and Health Care Policy, Community Health Nursing, Transitions to Graduate Education and Scholarly Writing, Assessment Across the Lifespan, Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Informatics, and the...

Education:

University of San Francisco, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2014, California State University, Masters in Nursing Education, 2009, Cabrillo College, Associate Degree in Nursing, 1989

Expertise:

Psychosocial Nursing, Organizational Culture, The Impact of Political and Socio-Economic Forces on Population Health, Oncology

Marcianna Nosek

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2019

Dr. Nosek's education includes an ADN/RN from Cabrillo Community College; BA from CSUMB; MPH in Maternal/Child and International Health from UC Berkeley; MS and Certified Nurse Midwife from UCSF; and Ph.D. in Nursing from UCSF. She worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery for 17 years and started teaching at USF in 2007. Since starting at USF, she has taught in multiple programs including the BSN, DNP, MSN, and MPH. As a tenured, Associate Professor, she currently teaches in the MSN...

Education:

PhD, Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, MS, Certified Nurse Midwife & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, University of California, San Francisco, MPH, Specialty Area of Maternal/Child Health, Minor in International Health, University of California, Berkeley, BA, Integrated Studies, International Health, California State University, Monterey Bay, ASN, Registered Nurse, Cabrillo College

Ryan O'Malley

Assistant Professor
(714) 221-6209

For more than eight years, Professor O’Malley had the privilege to work in multiple areas of critical care, including on the intensive care unit, the cardiac care unit, and the cardiac surgery unit. He has worked in community hospitals and large teaching facilities, and his certifications include critical care nursing (CCRN), cardiac medicine (CMC), and clinical nurse leader (CNL). Professor O’Malley also works as a nationally certified adult nurse practitioner, and currently specializes in...

Education:

Los Angeles Valley College, AA in Spanish 2009, California State University, Fullerton BSN with a minor in Spanish 2011, California State University, Long Beach, MSN NP 2015, University of Alabama, DNP, 2020

Expertise:

Ambulatory medicine, Critical Care medicine, Internal medicine

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