Meet the Contact Tracers

Contact Tracers

Ismail Jazbhay Contact Tracer

Ismail Jazbhay

Ismail Jazbhay was previously working as a contact tracer at the Contra Costa County Department of Public Health. He also has experience working as a health screener/health coach and within orthopedic and surgical nursing in hospital settings. Ismail received his diploma in Environmental Health from the Durban Institute of Technology and his BSN from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was also trained as an Integrative Health Coach at Duke University. 

More recently, Ismail received contact tracing training from John’s Hopkins Bloomsberg School of Public Health and participated in a COVID case investigation from UCLA. He has a clinical interest in communicable disease, holistic health promotion/disease prevention, and LGBTQ sexual health. Ismail loves to travel - he’s visited 13 countries thus far and has lived on three different continents.

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Zak Kalp

Zak Kelp graduated from Penn State University in 2019 and moved to California in August. He received two BAs in History and Political Science. Zak has a clinical interest in infectious disease and global health policy. He’s a huge Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel fan and enjoys playing and watching football and soccer. Berkeley is the first place Zak’s lived outside of his hometown in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Kristina Lapira

Kristina Lapira received her BS in Human Biology from UC San Diego. Prior to joining UHS, she was a lab manager at an UCSD neuroimaging lab. Kristina has a clinical interest in mental health, mindfulness meditation, and women’s health. She likes reading, listening to audiobooks, taking pictures of her cat, going to concerts, watching mind-numbing reality TV, and bullet journaling.

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Zac Nan

Zac Nan received his BS in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as his BS in Biology. He recently completed his MPH in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Zac has a clinical interest in toxicology, urban and underserved communities, and LGBTQ+ healthcare. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, once auditioned for a movie, and has a street named after him. 

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Daniel O'Kelly

Daniel O’Kelly was previously working in clinical research on congestive heart failure at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He received his BA from Hamilton College and has a clinical interest in exercise physiology, eating disorders, nutrition, obesity, and diabetes. Daniel recently wrote and published an article titled Practical Challenges to Healthy Eating. He enjoys biking, running, soccer, and cooking. Fun facts: Daniel once swam with whale sharks in the Indian Ocean, biked in the Dolomite mountains, and studied political science in Paris.

Additiona Languages: French

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Shannon Peterson

Shannon Peterson recently earned her BS in Psychology with a specialization in human health and a minor in Global Health from UC San Diego. Prior to joining UHS, she was conducting COVID research and working at Sutter Health as a COVID screener. Shannon has a clinical interest in the impacts of food insecurity, COVID, and global health policies. She loves to hike, read, travel, and watch the SF Giants.