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Program Personnel

The UC San Diego LAUNCH program is comprised of faculty directors, an evaluation team, and a program manager, and is housed in the UC San Diego Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs. If you have any questions regarding the program, please  email us at

Principal Investigators

  • JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA

    JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA

    Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs
    Professor, Pharmacology
    Tel: 858-246-0150
  • ​Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH

    ​Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH

    Professor, Pediatrics
    Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
    Faculty Director, Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs
    Tel: 858-534-2952
  • Mariana Cherner, PhD

    Mariana Cherner, PhD

    Professor, Psychiatry
    Tel: 619-543-5048
  • Ronald Ellis, MD, PhD

    Ronald Ellis, MD, PhD

    Professor, Neurosciences
    Tel: 619-543-5079
  • Shelley Halpain, PhD

    Shelley Halpain, PhD

    Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Neurobiology
    Tel: 858-822-7794

Evaluation Team

  • Deborah Wingard, PhD

    Deborah Wingard, PhD

    Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
    Faculty Director, Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Danielle Fettes, PhD

    Danielle Fettes, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry​
    Faculty Director, Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs​

Program Manager