I am a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology in the UCSF School of Medicine. I serve as the Co-Chair for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. I am the Director of the Sickle Cell Care Coordination Initiative, the Northern California site for the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium. I also serve as Regional Director for the Pacific Sickle Cell Regional Collaborative. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and my research and clinical work has focused on improving quality of life, quality of care, patient reported outcomes and transition from pediatric to adult care for individuals living with sickle cell disease and their families.