Jairo is a public health leader with extensive lived and professional experience in oral health, underrepresented and historically marginalized populations, research and rural health. He is a critical thinker with strong communication, project management, and interprofessional skills. He strives to inform his work through an equity and diversity lens that will enable transformative research and systemic health promotion.
He currently holds the position(s) of Special Projects Analyst III and Navigator for the Community Engagement and Research Action Group for Equity (RAGE) programs at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).
Before coming to UCSF, Jairo worked in the capacities of dental clinical support, child development & education and public health promotion and advocacy for various public entities in various regions of California. He has an MPH focused on Community Health Education from San Francisco State University, a PBC in Dentistry from the University of California San Francisco and a BA in Psychology and Natural Sciences from the University of California Merced. Jairo currently serves in the Pickleweed Advisory Board for the Canal neighborhood in the city of San Rafael among other community-centered efforts.