Bring it Down Lead Researchers
Bring It Down is a collaborative research project between Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the University of California, San Francisco, to design, implement and evaluate a multifaceted hypertension control intervention, in the interest of eliminating stroke disparities based on race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Stephen Sidney, MD, MPHProgram DirectorDirector of Research ClinicsDivision of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, is the Director of Research Clinics and a senior research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. He is board certified in internal medicine and certified as a preventive and rehabilitative exercise program director by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MASProgram Principal InvestigatorDirector, Center for Vulnerable PopulationsUniversity of California, San FranciscoKirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is the Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital and the Director of the CTSI K Scholars Program.
Mai N. Nguyen-Huynh, MD, MASPrincipal Investigator, Shake, Rattle and Roll (Project 1)Research ScientistDivision of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Mai N. Nguyen-Huynh, MD, MAS, is a board certified vascular neurologist. She is a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She is also the Director of Kaiser Primary Stroke Centers in the Diablo Service Area, and an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco.
Heather Fullerton, MDPrincipal Investigator, Stroke in the Young (Project 2)Director, Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease CenterDr. Heather Fullerton is pediatric vascular neurologist with an active clinical research program in childhood stroke. She is the Director of the UCSF Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center, which she established in 2006, and Director of the UCSF Stroke Sciences Group, a group of stroke investigators first established by Dr. Clay Johnston, an adult stroke neurologist and epidemiologist.
Noelle T. Blick, MPH
Program Administrative Director
Senior Research Project Manager
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Noelle T. Blick, MPH, has over 15 years experience in developing research initiatives and managing collaborations with diverse partners. Her regional (Northern California) and national positions with Kaiser Permanente have included managing research department operations, grants and contracts (federal, state and biotech), finance, compliance and Institutional Review Board submissions. She is experienced in team building, bringing diverse groups to consensus and establishing constructive collaborations.
Salina P. Waddy, MDNINDS Scientific Project DirectorProgram DirectorNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeDr. Salina Waddy is a stroke neurologist who completed her medical doctorate at Columbia University, followed by neurology residency training, a stroke fellowship, and neuro-genetics post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University. She was an Assistant Professor at Emory prior beginning her current position as Health Disparities Program Director in the Office of Clinical Research.