Welcome Axel Herrera!
Axel, Program Assistant, also started this morning at UCSF, and will be working closely with Dr. Rebecca Sudore on her advance care planning studies. We are already familiar with Axel as he has worked with our team since 2014! He first joined our team to support Dr. Brie Williams’ research and conducted field interviews with participants at the San Francisco County Jail and at UCSF's Tenderloin Clinical Research Center as part of a longitudinal health study. Then be joined Dr. Sudore’s PREPARE Study in 2015 supporting the following tasks: conducting interviews (in person and over the phone), screening potential participants for eligibility using LCR, maintaining database, using REDCap to enter participants' responses, handling cash payments, keeping petty cash records. Most recently, Axel also worked as an Independent Translator working primarily in the field of healthcare, including studies for young patients undergoing cancer treatment in the Bay Area, and studies involving the wellbeing of immigrant families in the Salinas Valley. Axel has Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State University and many years of experience in research. We are excited that he has continued to work with our team since 2014 and would like to re-welcome him to his new role! He can be reached at [email protected] and (415) 502-3707 (note: this line is shared with Nikita Shirsat).