Meet The Team

Linda Hill, MD, MPH


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, teen drivers, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. With over 30 years as a practicing physician, she brings lessons from the community to her injury prevention activities. Dr. Hill conveys 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 provides direct clinical care for primary and geriatric care patients at the University of California, San Diego Department of Internal Medicine. He also works with the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health where he is actively engaged in population-based research as it relates to traffic safety and aging safely. He is interested in risk reduction and behavior modification, and contributes to the development of curriculum for clinicians that promotes 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.

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.


  • D. R. (Ike) Iketani, 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.

  • Jorge Nunez, UCSD, Undergraduate, Engineering
  • Emily Nguyen, UCSD, Undergraduate, Public Health with a concentration in Medicine Science, Minor in Global Health
  • Janhavi Kulkarni, UCSD, Undergraduate, Global Health and General Biology