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Meet Our Team

Elena Hoskin MPH CCRA

Program Manager, Clinical Research OB/GYN REI Division

Elena.Hoskin@ucsf.edu

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.

Flor Juarez

Clinical Research Coordinator  

Flor.Juarez-Hernandez@ucsf.edu

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.

Flor Juarez

Clinical Research Coordinator  

Flor.Juarez-Hernandez@ucsf.edu

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

Jamie.Corley@ucsf.edu

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. 

Jamie Corley

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jamie.Corley@ucsf.edu

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. 

Nik Lenhart

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Nikolaus.Lenhart@ucsf.edu

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.

Nik Lenhart

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Nikolaus.Lenhart@ucsf.edu

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

Rebecca.Wong@ucsf.edu

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.

Rebecca Wong

Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator

Rebecca.Wong@ucsf.edu

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.

Elissa Lyn Apiag

Clinical Research Coordinator

Elissalyn.apiag@ucsf.edu

Elissa Lyn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on Cell and Developmental Biology. She is a research coordinator for the DESCRT study at the Center for Reproductive Health. Elissa Lyn is passionate about representation in healthcare and in her free time, she volunteers for the Mabuhay Health Center, enjoys arts and crafts, and runs a small stationary shop online. 

Elissa Lyn Apiag

Clinical Research Coordinator

Elissalyn.apiag@ucsf.edu

Elissa Lyn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on Cell and Developmental Biology. She is a research coordinator for the DESCRT study at the Center for Reproductive Health. Elissa Lyn is passionate about representation in healthcare and in her free time, she volunteers for the Mabuhay Health Center, enjoys arts and crafts, and runs a small stationary shop online. 

Melissa Rios

Clinical Research Coordinator

Melissa.rios@ucsf.edu

Melissa recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Health Education and a minor in Women’s Health. She has a unique interest in everything related to women’s health and reproductive health. In the future, she hopes to further her studies in women’s health and contribute to positive change in the women’s healthcare field. Outside of work she enjoys being around family, pets and traveling. 

Melissa Rios

Clinical Research Coordinator

Melissa.rios@ucsf.edu

Melissa recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Health Education and a minor in Women’s Health. She has a unique interest in everything related to women’s health and reproductive health. In the future, she hopes to further her studies in women’s health and contribute to positive change in the women’s healthcare field. Outside of work she enjoys being around family, pets and traveling. 

Lihan (Lisa) Kao

Clinical Research Coordinator

Lihan.Kao@ucsf.edu

Lisa graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Public Health. She works as a research coordinator for the OVA study that examines the relationship between ovarian aging and long-term cardiovascular risk; along with potential interactions between social determinants of health. Lisa is passionate about increasing women's representation in research studies to help improve healthcare service quality and address health disparities for women. In the future, Lisa hopes to pursue a career in medicine, and applies what she learns about research studies in her future practice. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running, playing volleyball, and watching scary movies!

Lihan (Lisa) Kao

Clinical Research Coordinator

Lihan.Kao@ucsf.edu

Lisa graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Public Health. She works as a research coordinator for the OVA study that examines the relationship between ovarian aging and long-term cardiovascular risk; along with potential interactions between social determinants of health. Lisa is passionate about increasing women's representation in research studies to help improve healthcare service quality and address health disparities for women. In the future, Lisa hopes to pursue a career in medicine, and applies what she learns about research studies in her future practice. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running, playing volleyball, and watching scary movies!

Jerusalem Nerayo

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jerusalem.Nerayo@ucsf.edu

Jerusalem is a Bay Area native and recent graduate of Pomona College. She coordinates studies which focus on recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). She is interested in the genetic and sociopolitical factors that impact pregnancy outcomes. In the future, Jerusalem hopes to improve health literacy and heal others to her greatest capacity. Outside of work, she loves to knit, play tennis, and hike around the Bay Area. 

Jerusalem Nerayo

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jerusalem.Nerayo@ucsf.edu

Jerusalem is a Bay Area native and recent graduate of Pomona College. She coordinates studies which focus on recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). She is interested in the genetic and sociopolitical factors that impact pregnancy outcomes. In the future, Jerusalem hopes to improve health literacy and heal others to her greatest capacity. Outside of work, she loves to knit, play tennis, and hike around the Bay Area. 

Marika Stanford-Moore, MA

Project Manager

Marika.stanford-moore@ucsf.edu

Marika is the project manager for both the UCSF ASPIRE study and OVA study, and the respective research teams. She studied Anthropology as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Southern California, where her research focused on the role of birth doulas in modern-day birthing practices. Prior to joining the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility division at UCSF, Marika worked with the Ryan Residency Training Program where she helped expand contraceptive access and standardize abortion care in ob-gyn residency programs. Marika is deeply committed to reproductive health access, bodily autonomy and the psychosocial implications of patient care.

Marika Stanford-Moore, MA

Project Manager

Marika.stanford-moore@ucsf.edu

Marika is the project manager for both the UCSF ASPIRE study and OVA study, and the respective research teams. She studied Anthropology as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Southern California, where her research focused on the role of birth doulas in modern-day birthing practices. Prior to joining the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility division at UCSF, Marika worked with the Ryan Residency Training Program where she helped expand contraceptive access and standardize abortion care in ob-gyn residency programs. Marika is deeply committed to reproductive health access, bodily autonomy and the psychosocial implications of patient care.

Solana Chertow

Clinical Research Coordinator

Solana.chertow@ucsf.edu

Solana is a San Francisco native and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she studied Global Health and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her work as a CRC focuses on stem cell research and regenerative medicine. She is particularly passionate about comprehensive sex education and women’s sexual wellbeing. Outside of work, Solana enjoys exploring the outdoors, listening to live music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Solana Chertow

Clinical Research Coordinator

Solana.chertow@ucsf.edu

Solana is a San Francisco native and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she studied Global Health and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her work as a CRC focuses on stem cell research and regenerative medicine. She is particularly passionate about comprehensive sex education and women’s sexual wellbeing. Outside of work, Solana enjoys exploring the outdoors, listening to live music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Zakia Young

Clinical Research Coordinator

Zakia.Young@ucsf.edu
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 Young

Clinical Research Coordinator

Zakia.Young@ucsf.edu
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.

Alexis Higgins-Williams

Clinical Research Coordinator

alexis.higginswilliams@ucsf.edu

Alexis is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California, where she received a BS in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as well as an MS in Global Medicine. She is passionate about community engagement and sustainable health practices in women’s wellness. In the future, she plans on pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She hopes to narrow health disparities in access and quality for women. In her free time, Alexis enjoys hiking, going to art galleries, trying new restaurants, and traveling.