Meet the Research Team

Elena Hoskin MPH CCRA

Program Manager, Clinical Research OB/GYN REI Division
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Elena Hoskin manages the research portfolio for the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) division of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. Elena studied Neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College and did her graduate work in Epidemiology at Columbia University. Elena joined the Center for Reproductive Health in 2017 after working with the Population Council for ten years. At the Population Council, Elena worked on contraceptive development and unmet needs in developing countries as well as microbicide research for the prevention of HIV transmission. Elena has extensive experience working with Public Health, Endocrinology, Neuroscience, and Reproductive Health in both academic and non-profit arenas. At UCSF, she oversees research studies involving assisted reproductive technologies (ART), ovarian aging, neuroendocrinology, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and fertility preservation.


Bria Donaldson

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-3798

Bria is a recent graduate from Sonoma State University, where she majored in Chemistry with a minor in Women’s Health. Bria is the Research Assistant for the DESCRT Study at UCSF, and a volunteer doula at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. While at Sonoma State Bria became very passionate about Women’s Health, and the issues surrounding it. In the future, Bria hopes to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Women’s Health, while devoting her life to making sure women of color and other disadvantaged groups receive access to proper medical care. She loves spending her free time reading books, running, or socializing with friends.


Bryn Carlson

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-535-7186​

Bryn is a Chapman University graduate with a degree in Health Sciences. She is passionate about empowering women to make informed decisions during their birth experience, closing the gap in birth outcomes for women of color, and increasing insurance coverage for alternative birth options. She has worked as a doula in a midwifery clinic, dabbled in floral design, been a competitive hula dancer, and held two pageant titles. In her free time Bryn enjoys spending time with her chihuahua and scouring vintage and antique fairs.

Fernando Lara Lince

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-5305

Fernando received his medical degree in Peru. After moving to the United States her spent time doing basic and translational research at the Diabetes and Obesity Center for Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle. Later he relocated to San Francisco to join the clinical research team in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. Fernando is passionate about medicine, direct patient care, teaching and contributing to research that will improve population health outcomes in the future. He is honored to be part of the research team at UCSF and proud to contribute to the important work of improving women's health and eliminating preventable diseases. 


Flor Juarez

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-514-6387

Flor is a Bay Area native and a graduate of Westminster College. She joined the Center for Reproductive Health in 2017 and has coordinated multiple projects, from IVF to Fertility Preservation studies. Flor aspires to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, and seeks to apply what she learns here to her future practice. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends and visiting new locations.

  


Jamie Corley

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-502-2577

Jamie is a Bay Area native and a recent graduate of Tufts University where she received a degree in Biology and Community Health. Her work as a research coordinator focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and IVF. Jamie has a passion for reproductive health and aims to increase access to preconception and prenatal care in order to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. In the future, she plans on applying her experience in clinical research to become a Nurse Practioner. Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer and exploring the Sierras with her family and friends. 


Lilian Lau

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-535-7186

Lily graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology and a minor in Molecular Toxicology. Her work at the Center for Reproductive Health focuses on Regenerative Medicine. She is passionate about helping others understand science and medicine through outreach and graphic design. Outside of the creative arts, she loves hiking and exploring new cities. 

Meghan Beard, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-514-2382

Meghan is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, with a major in Neuroscience and minor in Gender and Health. She works as a research coordinator for the DESCRT Study, which primarily focuses on the long-term health outcomes for children born from assisted reproductive technologies. Meghan has a passion for women's health, from improving birth outcomes for mother and baby to addressing the social disparities that exist in healthcare. In the future, Meghan hopes to pursue her dreams of attending medical school to become an OB/GYN with the ultimate goal of empowering women to make informed decisions regarding their health. In her free time, Meghan enjoys practicing yoga, crafting, and exploring the city with friends. 


 

Nik Lenhart

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-502-2555

Nik is a graduate of University of California, Davis where he received a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. He joined the Center for Reproductive Health in 2012 and has coordinated multiple studies. Nik is passionate about how studies can improve access to fertility care and hopes to one day continue caring for patients as a Physician Assistant. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, archery and nature photography.


Panayota (Yota) Rigas, MA

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-3010​

Yota received her graduate degree in Endocrinology from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the Center for Reproductive Health in the summer of 2019, and her work focuses on the metabolic outcomes of children concieved with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) as part of the DESCRT study. Yota is passionate about how scientific treatments can improve reproductive and metabolic health. She hopes to user her experiences to pursue a career in clinical researcha nd manage studies in the future. Outside of work, Yota likes to spend her free time hiking, cooking and traveling. 


Rebecca Wong

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-353-4305

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where she received a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Medical Microbiology. She has been with UCSF since 2006 and has coordinated multiple studies with the Departments of Ob/Gyn and Clinical Pharmacy. Rebecca is passionate about women’s health, especially in reproductive health and rights and hopes to apply her experience in the health field as a Nurse Practitioner. Outside of work, she enjoys baking and traveling.

 


Ye (Ron) Wang, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-3514

Ron is a recent graduate from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a degree of Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. Before he came to the United States, he obtained his medical degree from Harbin Medical University in China. He recently moved to the Bay Area and started working at UCSF. He is very ecited about having a career at UCSF. He likes to spend his free time traveling around the world and exploring the Bay Area. 


Zakia Young

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-3798

Zakia joined the Center for Reproductive Health in fall 2018, working as a coordinator for the DESCRT study. Before coming to UCSF, Zakia worked as research coordinator at UC Berkeley. She was born and raised in the East Bay, and enjoys live music, dancing, and volunteering in her down time. Zakia is very much looking forward to being a part of the Center for Reproductive Health’s research team.