Full-Time Faculty


Christina Purpora

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2021

Christina Purpora has been an associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions since 2011. Her primary areas of teaching are applied assessment and nursing fundamentals in the traditional undergraduate nursing program, and her professional experience includes 30 years of hospital nursing. Her clinical expertise is in medical-surgical and critical care nursing of the adult and older adult. Dr. Purpora’s program of research focuses on antecedents, consequences, and mitigation...

Education:

Ph.D., Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), MS, Nursing (nursing education focus), University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, BS, Nursing, Regis University, Denver, Colorado , AS, Nursing, Ventura College, Ventura, California , Diploma, Practical Nursing, Thompson School for Practical Nurses, Brattleboro, Vermont

Expertise:

Nursing, Care of the adult and older adult

Trinette Radasa DNP, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor, Director Nurse Practitioner Programs

Dr. Radasa graduated from New Mexico State University with a BSN in 1999 and an MSN in 2002. Her MSN track was as a Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist. Between 2011 and 2016 she attended University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), where she received first her Post Master's Certificate in the FNP, then a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and a second Post-Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Radasa has taught in the BSN & MSN programs at New...

Education:

Post-Masters Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, New Mexico State University, 2016, Doctorate Nursing Practice, University of Texas at El Paso, 2015, Post-Masters Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas at El Paso, 2011, PhD Nursing (ABD), University of New Mexico, 2010, Master of Science Nursing, New Mexico State University, 2002, Bachelor of Science Nursing, New Mexico State University, 1999

Annette Regan

Assistant Professor; Co-Director of the Community Public Health Practice Concentration, Orange County

Dr. Regan is a perinatal and pediatric infectious disease epidemiologist with over 14 years of experience leading epidemiologic research and public health practice. She completed an MPH in epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in 2006, and a PhD in infectious diseases at the University of Western Australia in 2016. She has previously worked as an epidemiologist for state and federal public health agencies, including the US Centers for Disease Control and...

Education:

University of Western Australia, PhD in Infectious Diseases, 2016, University of Western Australia, Masters of Infectious Diseases, 2016, Emory University, MPH in Epidemiology, 2006, University of Florida, BSc in Psychology, 2004

Expertise:

Epidemiology, Public Health Surveillance, Infectious Disease Prevention & Control, Survey Development & Data Analysis, Analysis of Administrative Health Data

Stefan Rowniak

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4702

Dr. Stefan Rowniak has been teaching at USF since 2011 after a long career as a Registered Nurse and a Family Nurse Practitioner. He started his nursing career with a BSN from the University of San Francisco in 1985 when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was decimating the local community. Subsequently, he joined the frontlines of the fight against the AIDS epidemic by arranging his senior preceptorship at the newly opened “AIDS Ward” at San Francisco General Hospital. After graduating with his BSN, he...

Education:

Post-Doctoral Student, University of California, San Francisco, PhD, Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of California, San Francisco, BS, Nursing, SF State University, San Francisco, Certificate, Alcohol Studies, Seattle University, Seattle , BA, Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle

Lisa Sabatini

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6348

Education:

USF SONHP BSN in 1983, USF SONHP MSN in 2008, USF SONHP DNP in 2015

Expertise:

Simulation , Medical-Surgical Nursing , Public Health Nursing, Leadership

Prabjot (Jodie) Sandhu DNP, FNP-C, PA-C, CNL

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4244

Dr. Jodie Sandhu, is Director of Clinical Training for the NP Programs, and Assistant Professor in the FNP-DNP Department. Dr. Sandhu is a Family Nurse Practitioner, with clinical experience in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Women's Health, Infertility, and Sleep Medicine. She has been involved in patient care across the lifespan for over 16 years. Her past and current clinical experiences provide a strong foundation for the integration of education and practice for all nursing students. Dr....

Education:

University of San Francisco, DNP, 2016, University of San Francisco, MSN-CNL, 2010, Jacksonville University, Florida, BSN, 2006, Stanford University, Family Medicine Program, NP/PA Certificate, 2003

Expertise:

Family Nurse Practitioner, Student Publications, Multilingual: Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, English, Primary Care Chronic Disease, Women's Health, Preventative Health Promotion

Nancy Selix

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4159

Areas of Interest Postpartum Mood Disorders Health Care Policy and Advocacy Integration of Mental Health and Primary Care Maternal and Infant Health Interdisciplinary Education and Collaboration Projects and Authorship Wellness Works! Grant content expert on maternal mental health in the occupational setting.Mental Health America Position Statement 38 Perinatal Mental Health (2013). Co-authored national policy on maternal mental health.

Education:

DNP, University of San Francisco, MSN, Nurse Midwifery Certification, Emory University, FNP Certificate, Georgia Southern University, BSN, Georgia Southwestern University, ADN, Abraham Baldwin College

Brac Selph

Associate Professor

Professor Selph’s passion is helping develop students as clinicians, believing that their field is unique in that they must understand their own psychology in order to be effective clinicians. Key to this endeavor are self-reflection, awareness, compassion, and a commitment to growth. Evidenced Based Practice in Psychology (EBPP) includes three key components: best available research, clinical expertise, and the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preference. Professor Selph’s...

Education:

The Wright Institute, PsyD, 2006, The Wright Institute, MA, 2004, University of Pennsylvania, BA in History, 1989

Expertise:

Psychotherapy, Qualitative Research, Existential Humanistic Theory

Francine Serafin-Dickson DNP, MBA, BSN, CNL

Assistant Professor

Francine Serafin-Dickson has extensive experience as a hospital, nursing, and health care administrator and consultant. Dr. Serafin-Dickson is an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) and has taught for the last twelve years in the MPA, BPA, BSHS, DNP, and MSN programs. She is the Director for the Population Health Leadership DNP and 4+1 BSN-MSN Programs at USF SONHP. Her area of interest revolves around the community-...

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of San Francisco, 2017, Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management, 1986. Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, Certificate Program “Epidemiology – The Infection Control Team,” 1980. University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1975. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Expertise:

Leadership, Financial Management, Quality Improvement, Gerontology, Epidemiology

Carlee Stewart

Assistant Professor

Carlee received her MSN and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco. She currently teaches in the Bachelor of Health Service and the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership programs. Her areas of interest include underserved populations and global health.

Education:

MSN, University of San Francisco, BSN, Samuel Merritt College/St. Mary's College

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