A Hillman Scholar, Jason has shifted his passion for research from molecular biology to nursing in order to create a more direct community and population health impact, relaying his prior experience with respiratory disease surveillance and testing of new molecular respiratory disease diagnostic devices.

Under the mentorship of Dr. Salimah Meghani and Dr. Bart De Jonghe, he works to address disparities in healthcare regarding lower income and minority communities by trying to increase access, utilization, and efficacy of preventative healthcare services.

Jason is from San Diego, CA and obtained a BS in Biology with a minor in chemistry at San Diego State University. 

After graduating from SDSU, he worked for 7 years as a Senior Molecular Research Assistant for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Health Research Center Operational Infectious Disease Laboratory.