Full-Time Faculty


Annette Regan

Assistant Professor

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

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

Assistant Professor | Director of Clinical Training - NP Programs
(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:

DNP, University of San Francisco, MSN, University of San Francisco, NP/PA Primary Care Family Medicine Program: Stanford University, BSN, Jacksonville University, RN, Modesto Junior College

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; Director, Population Health Leadership, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program; director, BSN-MSN 4+1 Program

Francine Serafin-Dickson has extensive experience as a health care administrator and consultant. She is currently the Executive Director of the Hospital Consortium of San Mateo County, a non-profit organization focused in developing and enhancing a collaborative county network designed to improve the delivery of health care and the general health of the people of San Mateo County. The Hospital Consortium of San Mateo County is comprised of Kaiser Foundation Hospital/Health Plan-San Mateo Area;...

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

Jason Speaks

Instructor; Co-Director, VANAP Program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(415) 422-8320

Education:

FNP, State of California and Colorado, RN, State of California and Colorado, PhD, University of California San Francisco, MSN, University of Colorado-Denver, BSN, Colorado State University

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

Octavia Mandel Struve RN, MSN, DNP, CNL, WCC, OMS

Program Director, Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

Octavia Mandel Struve, RN, MSN, DNP, CNL, WCC, OMS is an assistant professor at University of San Francisco (USF) in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she is the program director, clinical coordinator and primary instructor for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program. Additionally, she is the faculty advisor for the on-campus Emergency Medical Response Service (EMRS) while managing the campus and community training for CPR and First Aid, Safesitter and Stop the Bleed....

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of San Francisco, Nursing, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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