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Deputy Directors

Maureen Ries, MD

UC Irvine
Maureen Ries, MD is a health specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at UC Irvine. She is the deputy chief medical officer for Seed Global Health, an organization that partners with the Peace Corps to facilitate capacity building efforts in east Africa.

Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH

UC San Francisco
Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH is associate professor-in-residence in the UC San Francisco Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, based at the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Program at UCSF's Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.

Jennifer A. Wagman, PhD, MHS

UC San Diego
Jennifer Wagman is an assistant professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine at UC San Diego. She is an active faculty member with UC San Diego's Center on Gender Equity and Health and a junior faculty member with Boston University's URBAN ARCH (a member of the NIAAA Consortiums for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation.