Meet The Team

Linda Hill, MD, MPH

Director

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health; Director: UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Hill’s leadership provides direction for the program’s research, training, and service projects that aim to reduce injuries and deaths resulting from traffic collisions. Her areas of interest include older drivers, fall prevention, teen drivers and distracted driving. With over 30 years as a practicing physician, she brings lessons from the community to her injury prevention activities. Dr. Hill imparts her expertise through public speaking engagements, publications, and teaching. She is recognized nationally as a contributor to prevention research.

Jill Rybar, MPH

Deputy Director

With over 30 years of experience in the public health arena, Jill brings expertise in program management, training development, and research to the team. She directs projects that aim to promote safety for all roadway users. Jill serves on several challenge area committees of California’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and is a presenter and coauthor on research projects.

Ryan Moran, MD, MPH

Physician Advisor

Dr. Moran is currently an MSP at the University of California, San Diego Department of Internal Medicine where he provides direct clinical care for primary and geriatric care patients, and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health where he is active engaged in population-based research as it relates to traffic safety and aging safely. He is interested in risk reduction and behavior modification, and has been committed to updating clinician materials for driving safety. He is engaged in process and outcome based metrics for quality improvement, especially as it relates to patient outcomes and translations to policy development.

Kelly Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP

Pharmacist Advisor

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), Associate Dean, Assessment and Accreditation, UCSD SSPPS, Director, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency, UCSD Health

Dr. Lee is a Board Certified psychiatric pharmacist who aims to promote safe and appropriate use of medications in vulnerable populations.  Her research areas of interest include psychiatric medication use in older adults, depression, burnout and suicidality among health care professionals, and pharmacogenomics education and implementation across health disciplines nationally. As an advisor to TREDS, Dr. Lee provides expertise on the effects of medication on traffic-related injuries.

Jana Jahns, MEd

Education Specialist

Jana’s background in health education, training, and teaching at the college level adds a host of experience to the team. She is responsible for the communication and delivery of professional and public education programs. Jana oversees curriculum development and serves as liaison to project consultants.

Sarah Andrade, MPH

Project Coordinator

Sarah brings experience in health promotion and public health research to TREDS. She plans education and training programs and serves as liaison to the public and other stakeholders. Additionally, Sarah contributes to curriculum development, manages evaluation data, and mentors student interns.

Emily Shulkin

Administrative Coordinator

Emily is a UCSD alumni with a bachelor’s degree in public health. Her affiliation with TREDS began as a student intern before joining the team as a full-time staff member. Emily oversees program operations, maintains the project website and manages social media outreach.


Consultants

  • Robert (Skip) Carter, Deputy Commissioner, California Highway Patrol (Retired)
  • Sandra Carter, Driver Safety Branch, CA Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Kathy Fischer, MD, MPH, Training Faculty, UC San Diego
  • D. R. (Ike) Iketani, Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol (Retired)
  • Sal Segura, Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol (Retired)

Student Assistants and Interns

Assistance is provided to support project activities that include literature reviews, material development, data collection and entry, and website maintenance.

  • Erica Cruz, UCSD, Undergraduate, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts
  • Kelsey Haag, UCSD, Undergraduate, Public Health, Psychology
  • Angela Jang, UCSD, Undergraduate, Social Psychology
  • Victoria Mac, UCSD, Undergraduate, Public Health
  • Rosette Perez, UCSD, Undergraduate, Public Health
  • Selina Villaneda, UCSD, Undergraduate, Public Health