CHOIR Trainees

Alexander Adia

PhD Student

Alexander Adia is a first year Health Policy PhD student (Population and Data Science track) interested in topics of health equity, specifically focusing on racial and ethnic health disparities and aging and the social safety net programs aimed at ameliorating such challenges. Prior to graduate school, Alexander was a Senior Consultant at Precision Advisors working on pricing and market access challenges for life sciences firms and is a member of the board of directors for the Filipinx/a/o Community Health Association. Alexander received a bachelor's degree and MPH from Brown University.

Stacy Chen

Stacy Chen, MPH

PhD Student

Stacy Chen is a Health Policy Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley in the Organizations and Management track. Her research interests include patient access to safety-net providers and government health programs, specifically among immigrants and low-income individuals. Prior to graduate school, Stacy was a senior healthcare economist at the MITRE Corp supporting government-funded research and development projects such as income mobility in Census and optimizing virtual care for federally-qualified health centers in HRSA. Stacy received an MPH and BA in economics from Tufts University.

Christine Lo

Christine Lo, MPH

PhD Student

Christine Lo is a Health Policy Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley with a focus on Organizations and Management. Her research interests include Medicaid delivery and policy, healthcare safety nets, and health and social care integration. Christine previously worked with health systems to develop and scale programs aimed to improve clinical effectiveness and address patients' social needs. Christine holds a MPH from Yale University and bachelor's degree from University of Washington. 

Eloisa Lopez

MPH Student

Eloisa Lopez (she/her) is a first-year in the two-year Health Policy & Management MPH program. Her hometown is Coachella, CA and she graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019 as a public health major. In the last couple of years, Eloisa has worked as a research assistant doing health disparities research. She is also passionate about increasing access and support for minoritized students and volunteers with Cal Bears in the Desert and ECV for Change. In her spare time, Eloisa enjoys baking, hiking, and going to coffee shops.

Rachel Ross

PhD Candidate

Rachel Ross is a Health Policy PhD student in the Organizations & Management track. She is also a recent graduate of UC Berkeley’s MPH program, with a concentration in Health Policy & Management. Rachel’s main research interests include health care quality and breast cancer care coordination, with a specific emphasis on patient engagement strategies and interprofessional team dynamics. Her current projects focus on understanding the organizational factors associated with physician practices’ use of decision aids for mammography screening. Prior to graduate school, Rachel developed her health policy interests as a Practice Facilitator for a CMS-led value-based payment initiative and as a Senior Research Assistant in a medical informatics lab where she supported research efforts relating to burnout, risk stratification, and quality improvement in primary care.

Chris Rubeo, MPH

DrPH Student

Chris Rubeo is a doctoral student at UC Berkeley in the Doctor of Public Health program. Chris brings experience with mixed-methods research and human-centered design from his work as a program specialist at the Center for Care Innovations. His research focuses on cross-sector partnerships between healthcare organizations and community-based organizations to address patients' social needs. Chris has an MPH in Health and Social Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Music from Bard College

Alondra Ruiz

Alondra Ruiz

MPH Student

Alondra Ruiz is a second-year in the Health Policy & Management MPH program. Her hometown is Salinas, CA. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2020 with a BA in Political Science. Alondra has spent the last few years studying health equity in migrant communities and initiatives to address language barriers in healthcare. She is also passionate about preventive care and care gaps in populations facing health service barriers. In her spare time, she enjoys hikes, traveling, trying new coffee shops, reading, drawing, and spending time with family and friends.