Current Fellows

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Brittani Chew 

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MPH, Columbia University

Brittani Chew completed her BA in Philosophy at the University of Michigan and graduated with her MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

During her academic and professional career, she served as AmeriCorps Health Fellow at the Saban Community Clinic (SCC) in Los Angeles and interned at UCLA Health in the Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Department. While working as an AmeriCorp Health Fellow she connected more than 70 individuals identified as high ED users with critical primary care and assisted in care coordination for patients between Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, SCC, and other public social services. While at UCLA Health she conducted a current-state gap analysis on UCLA Health’s procurement, sourcing and hiring and made recommendations on how the organization can move forward in becoming a Healthcare Anchor Institution.

Brittani hopes to draw on her experience from non-profits and bring the lessons she learned from past patient interactions to an administrative level. She is passionate about improving public health literacy, expanding behavioral services, and decreasing barriers when it comes to access to care.

Nina Smith 

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MHA, New York University 

Nina Smith is from Kansas City, Missouri – Go Chiefs! She completed her Master’s in Health Administration from New York University and Bachelor’s in Health Management with dual minors in Psychology and Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University.

For the past five years, she worked at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, as the Business Unit Coordinator supporting ED Nursing Leadership. Nina affected change and maintained high levels of engagement throughout her committee and council membership. She created the Sunshine Committee which focused on employee engagement and morale, team cohesion, and acts of service. She is an inaugural member of the DEI Council and a recipient of the 2018 Employee of Excellence Award.

Nina has proven experience in the healthcare field, customer focus dynamics, and humanities. Her high-spirited energy captivates people and unites employees for the shared goal of the organization. She is eager to learn, contribute her sustained ethics and integrity, and lend her expertise and ability to develop valuable systems and convey them effectively in a welcoming atmosphere at UCSF Health

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Jack Tyndall 

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MPH, University of California Los Angeles 

Jack earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Pitzer College and his Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from UCLA. Jack’s career in healthcare began in clinical and research science working in molecular diagnostics across reproductive health, oncology, and validating and scaling COVID-19 testing utilized by the public health departments of Chicago and Atlanta.  

As a graduate student interested in improving patient access and outcomes at the health system level, he joined Kaiser Permanente Riverside as an administrative intern, where he had the opportunity to work with senior leadership to expand access to surgical and diagnostic services in growing communities within Riverside County. Additionally, Jack interned with UCLA Health’s cancer services department, working on a pilot to improve mobility and quality of life for allogeneic bone marrow transplant patients.

Jack is excited to be at UCSF Health and contribute to its vital mission of bringing the best and most innovative care to patients while growing as a healthcare leader.


Poorvi Satya

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MHA, Columbia University

Poorvi Satya joins UCSF Health after earning her Master of Health Administration degree from Columbia University. Prior to graduate school, she spent several years working in the medical device startup and biotechnology spaces and received undergraduate degrees in Systems Biology and Business Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Poorvi’s interdisciplinary business and bioinformatics background is complemented by a passion for improving public health. She previously volunteered with Health Leads, an organization connecting individuals in the Ohio area to social determinants of health resources, and currently serves as a Board Member of the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, an Oakland-based clinic providing complementary integrative cancer care to underserved women. These experiences, along with several years as a program manager at a medtech startup developing a portable MRI system, have shaped her personal mission: to help reduce healthcare costs while improving quality and access to care for all individuals. Most recently in her professional career, Poorvi was part of a team that won first place at the Cleveland Clinic 2022 Case Competition, and was an Administrative Intern at UCLA Health, where she designed staffing structure recommendations across general services divisions and worked on projects with the Budget & Financial Services department.

Thrilled to be returning home to the Bay Area, Poorvi looks forward to working with an organization that stands out for its focus on the care continuum, emphasis on education, and pursuit of innovation.


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Michelle Delk

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MPH, Emory University

Michelle Delk completed her BA in Public Health at Tufts University and graduated with her MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.

During her academic and professional career at Emory, she worked as a Research Coordinator within the Emory Palliative Care Division where she managed and contributed to studies surrounding Cystic Fibrosis and individuals aging with dementia. While at Emory, Michelle also interned with the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence department where through rapid experiment/pilot implementation and data analysis she worked to improve and standardize the transition of care process for new ostomy patients. Michelle has interned with Michigan Medicine where she worked on projects surrounding hospital surge capacity improvements as well as with Fenway Health, a federally qualified health center focused on serving underserved communities in the greater Boston area.

During her time at Emory, Michelle has focused on serving and mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals through her involvement with the Association of Black Public Health Students (ABPHS). Michelle aims to leverage her experiences from both research and project management into this administrative fellowship role. Michelle has a passion for minority health, expanding access to care, and improving hospital service delivery.