CACHE Welcomes New Staff

We're excited to announce the addition of two new staff members at CACHE! 
We look forward to their contribution and working with them to advance the center's mission. 

 
 
 
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Eliza Love
Lead Technical Assistance Analyst

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what brought you to CACHE.

I have broad experience leading public health initiatives both domestically and internationally. I've focused on program design and evaluation, mixed-methods data analysis, and quality improvement, most recently at the University of California Office of the President’s (UCOP) Breast Cancer Research Program and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). At UCOP, I spearheaded the full-life cycle of a large-scale evaluation of a research portfolio focused on reducing disparities and environmental causes of breast cancer. At IHI, I worked on the Results & Evaluation team to support the design of effective healthcare quality improvement programs and continuous evaluation of learnings. I received my BS in Health Science from Northeastern University where I concentrated in global public health, working extensively in Uganda, Bolivia, and India on a variety of monitoring and evaluation programs.

 
 

What are you most passionate about or what gets you going?

I'm passionate about creating sustainable, innovative, and evidence-based improvements in population health. I enjoy integrating multiple sets of data, stakeholders, and ideas to understand challenges, design strategic improvements, and continually analyze progress and impact. I'm dedicated to creating a world in which one’s quantity or quality of life is indeterminate of country of origin, socioeconomic status, gender, or any other social determinant of health. My  work in international public health has fueled my passion for health equity both on a global scale and here at home.

Where can we find you when you're not at the center?

Outside of work, you can find me diving into a new public health book at my favorite coffeeshop, exploring the mountains and beaches in the Bay Area, or improving my (novice) guitar skills. I love experiencing new cultures and languages and have extensively lived, worked, and traveled internationally.

 

 

David Chang
Communications Analyst

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what brought you to CACHE.

My background is in environmental health and science education with an emphasis in urban settings. Most recently, I served as the Environmental Health Coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice in New York. There, I supported two environmental health centers at Columbia University with qualitative research and community engagement, designed education programs focused on social determinants of health topics for both high school students and adults in communities of color/low-income, and served on multiple coalitions to advance health and housing policy locally. I hold a BA in Environmental Studies/Biology from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Environmental Conservation Education from NYU. At CACHE. I'm looking forward to transferring my skills in organizing information, sharing relevant research and tools, and engaging both online and offline communities. 

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What are you most passionate about or what gets you going?

I'm passionate about research, capturing voices that are usually left out of narratives, and storytelling. This started early on growing up with a multicultural lens (being Chinese Peruvian) and wanting to trace immigration patterns for my family that weren't taught in school. This, alongside other experiences living and working in communities of color has led me to pursue interests in social and environmental justice. I also enjoy curriculum development and try to incorporate field visits, citizen science, mapping, online tools, infographics, photo/video voice, and roundtable cafes in teaching and community engagement. 

Where can we find you when you're not at the center?

If not at CACHE, I'm also supporting the East Bay Primary Health Workforce Partnership (EBHWP) and the California Future Health Workforce Commission (CFHWC) with their communications. I'm also on-call at the Exploratorium in San Francisco working to support the Visitor Research and Evaluation department with qualitative research. On weekends, I try to get away for a hike, boogie boarding, rock climbing, or a bike ride.