Public Health Faculty

public health certificate program instructor Marcella Gonsalves headshot

Marcella Gonsalves, Ed.D., MPH, has been leading and directing community and academic public health programs and initiatives since 2006. Her past accomplishments include launching a million-dollar Kaiser Permanente community-based multi-sectoral program focused on healthy eating and active living, and leading a multi-million dollar, USDA-funded program that addressed nutrition in Placer County. She has been a lecturer with the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences since 2017. Read more


headshot of instructor Diana Miglioretti

Diana L. Miglioretti, Ph.D., has over 20 years of teaching experience and is currently the chief of biostatistics at the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis and the co-leader of the Population Sciences and Health Disparities Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is active in professional organizations and associations, including the American Statistical Association Epidemiology Section as chair-elect, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Miglioretti holds a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.


headshot of instructor, Miram Nuno

Miriam Nuño, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biostatistics at the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis. Nuño has received many honors and awards, which includes winning the UC Davis CAMPOS Faculty Scholar Award several times. Outside of teaching, Nuño serves on the Faculty Search Committee in Public Health Sciences and Surgery Department, and the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Faculty Excellence in Diversity. Her doctoral degree is in Biological Statistics and Computational Biology from Cornell University.


public health certificate program instructor Brad-Pollock headshot

Brad Pollock, Ph.D., MPH, FACE, is the chair for the Public Health Sciences Department in the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has more than three decades of research experience as a cancer epidemiologist and is a leading researcher on the epidemiology and control of childhood and adolescent cancers. During the pandemic, Pollock served as the chair of the University of California Systemwide Public Health COVID-19 Workgroup, and was the director of Healthy Davis Together, a large demonstration project involving the City of Davis and UC Davis in partnership that lowered the burden of COVID in the community. 


public health certificate program instructor Jake Pry headshot

Jake Pry, Ph.D., MPH, is a senior epidemiologist for the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) where he focuses on HIV care research, especially HIV-non-communicable disease comorbidities. Pry is also a volunteer with the California Department of Public Health where he has led several COVID-19 projects, including face masking effectiveness and COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness. He is also an assistant professor at UC Davis in the Department of Public Health Sciences, teaching epidemiology courses and conducting global health research. Read more