This core group provides expertise in education, training and career development with special focus on research in diverse populations.  Their broad target audience includes career clinical researchers, clinicians, research staff, clinical partners and community members. Workforce Development’s various educational offerings is provided in various formats emphasizing topics in clinical translational research methodology, team science, community-engaged research, research in diverse populations, research ethics, use of digital tools in research, and mentorship. 

For the Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science Program (KL2), they administer, provide didactic coursework, mentorship, and K-grant coaching for those Scholars participating in the training program.


Steven   Siegel Steven Siegel, MD, PhD Director, KL2 Programs Details
Cecilia  Patino-Sutton Cecilia Patino-Sutton, MD, MEd, PhD Director, Workforce Development/Co-Director, KL2 Program Details
Katherine  Guevara Katherine Guevara, DPPD Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research Education Programs Details
Eric Pedersen Eric Pedersen, Ph.D. Director of Digital Mental Health Details

Team Members

Karen Busa Karen Busa, MS Program Specialist, Workforce Development Details
Alex Capron Alex Capron, LLB, MA Director of Research Ethics, Workforce Development Details
Eric Kezirian Eric Kezirian, MD, MPH Faculty Instructor, Workforce Development Details
Jeanne McKean Jeanne Dzekov McKean , BA Program Manager, Workforce Development Details
Gary San Angel Gary San Angel Distance Education Specialist / Media Technology, Workforce Development Details
Tamara Simon Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH Lead, K-to-R Transition Program, KL2 Program, and Director, CHLA’s Training, Education, Career Planning and Development Program Details
Elizabeth Zelinski Elizabeth Zelinski, PhD KL Grant Advisor, Workforce Development Details

Core Groups

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
Central Administration Details
Clinical Research Informatics Details
Clinical Research Support Details
Communications Details
Community Engagement Details
Evaluation & Improvement Details
Healthcare Delivery Science Details
Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
Research Development Details
Workforce Development Details

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