Elena Hoskin MPH CCRA

Clinical Research Supervisor
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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.

Karmen Louie MS MPH

Project Manager for DESCRT and OVA
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Karmen Louie joined the Center for Reproductive Health in 2018 as the Project Manager for the DESCRT and OVA studies. She is committed to ensuring women’s reproductive freedom and prior to UCSF, worked at Gynuity Health Projects to increase access to medical abortion care in the US and internationally in the South Caucasus region. Karmen completed her graduate studies in Public Health at Columbia University and in her spare time, she likes to swim, bike and run all over the Bay Area.

Alex McGough

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-502-2557

Alex is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology. Her work as a research coordinator focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and IVF. Alex would like to pursue her dream to attend medical school to become a reproductive endocrinologist and work on improving access to fertility care.

 

Bria Donaldson

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
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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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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.

 

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.

 

Maritza Cárdenas

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-502-4492
English | Spanish

Maritza Cárdenas is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she received a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in Creative Writing. Maritza is passionate about serving under-resourced and disadvantaged communities, which she plans to do in a medical capacity as a future physician. She likes to spend her free time running, reading a book or writing poetry at cozy coffee shops.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sandi Kaplan

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-3798

Originally from NYC, Sandi has lived in the Bay Area almost long enough to be considered a native. She joined the DESCRT study in 2018 and has an extensive background in research regarding health and policy change. Sandi is dedicated to women’s health and serving under-represented comminutes. In her spare time she is a homeopath in private practice, communes with nature from atop her surfboard and does social justice work.

 

Yiu Ho "Lee" Au

Clinical Research Coordinator
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415-476-3514
English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Yiu Ho "Lee" Au graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Psychobiology and Neuroscience. Lee joined the Center for Reproductive Health Research Team in 2018, and is one of the lead coordinators for the OVA Study. He is passionate about addressing health disparities in communities of color, with a focus on mental wellness in in LGBTQ populations. Outside of the lab, Lee can be sighted at his local archery range with his Olympic recurve bow.

 

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.