Team

Nikil Dutt, PhD; Chancellor’s Professor, UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science & Henry Samueli School of Engineering. 

Yuqing Guo, PhD, RN; Associate Professor, UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing.

Amir Rahmani, PhD; Assistant Professor, UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing & Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science. 

Marco Levorato, PhD; Associate Professor, UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science.

Pamela Pimentel, RN, following more than 20 years of service as CEO of MOMS Orange County,  joins the UNITE Team as Chair of Community Outreach and Engagement. 

Stephanie Reich, PhD; Associate Professor, UCI School of Education. 

Tamara Jimah, PhD, joins the UCI School of Nursing team as a Post-Doctoral fellow with extensive background in public and global health. 

Arlene Turner, Children’s and Family Coalition of Orange County, joins the UNITE team as an Exercise Consultant 

Karen Lindsay, PhD; Assistant Professor, UCI Susan Samueli Integrated Health Institute. 

Amanda Valbuena, EdD, joins the team as a Project Evaluator from the UCI Center for Educational Partnerships

Student Team 

Team Leads

  • Tech Team: Sina Labaff, PhD Candidate; UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science
  • Nursing Team: Holly Borg, MSN-CPHN Candidate; UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. 

GSRs

  • Milad Asgari; UCI School of Engineering & Computer Science.  
  • Ali Tazarv; UCI School of Engineering & Computer Science. 
 

Graduate Students

  • Katie Araya, MSN-CPHN Candidate; School of Nursing
  • Shelby Lee, MSN-CPHN Candidate; School of Nursing. 
Undergraduate Students
  • Miranda Apalategui; Nursing, UC Irvine. 
  • Sharon Chi; Nursing, UC Irvine. 
  • Julia Goswick; Economics, UC Berkeley. 
  • Michelle Heredia; Nursing, UC Irvine. 
  • Tinjia Hwang; Nursing, UC Irvine.
  • Melissa Navarette; Nursing, UC Irvine. 
  • Emily Pham; Nursing, UC Irvine. 
  • Hannah Vasquez; Nursing, UC Irvine. 

Community Advisory Board

UCI

  • Priscilla Kehoe, PhD RN; Director of Research and Scholarship, UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
  • Maritza Salazar Campo, PhD MSW; Assistant Professor of Organization and Management, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
  • Julie Rousseau PhD CNM; Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing & Certified Nurse Midwife

Community Organizations:

  • Julianne Toohey, Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Katie Skelton, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange
  • Kimberly Goll, Children & Families Commission of Orange County
  • Georgia Maldonado, Community Health Initiative of Orange County

International Advisors

  • Anna Axelin, PhD RN; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Turku, Finland
  • Pasi Liljeberg, PhD; Embedded Systems and IoT, University of Turku, Finland.
  • Hannakaisa Niela-Vilen, University of Turku School of Nursing. 
  • Henrika Merenlehto, University of Turku School of Nursing. 
  • Elisa Lankinen, University of Turku School of Nursing.​
  • Fatemeh Sarhaddi, University of Turku Future Technologies. 
  • Bushra Zafar, University of Turku, Future Technologies. 
  • Iman Azimi, University of Turku, Future Technologies. 
  • Johanna Saarikko, University of Turku, Future Technologies.