Current and past Center for Nature and Health members and volunteers.
Meet the Team
Dr. Nooshin Razani, Founder and Director
Dr. Nooshin Razani is a pediatrician, researcher, and advocate of access to nature as a human right. Dr. Razani is an attending physician at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Associate Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco.
Maoya served as research coordinator for the Stay Healthy In Nature Everyday clinical trial, and stayed on as program coordinator for the Stay Healthy In Nature Everyday monthly nature outings. Her personal outreach and support of families remains an integral piece to the success of the program.
Tommaso Bulfante, MS
Tommaso is a medical student at the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program and a graduate of the Masters in Global Health Sciences at UCSF. Tommaso became an advocate of the therapeutic powers of nature in college, as a wilderness guide for students, most of whom had little previous exposure to the outdoors. Interested in human/environment interactions and neglected conditions, after his degree Tommaso delved into research on the global health emergency of snakebite with the California Academy of Sciences and the benefit-corp Ophirex, Inc. During this work, he learned through collaboration with members of numerous international organizations, including WHO and Médecins Sans Frontières. Now, in medical school, he is excited to conduct research that advocates for safety and equity in access to green space.
Jenifer Matthews, MD
Jen Matthews, MD is a Faculty Scholar in the clinical training program at the Osher Center to become an integrative pediatrician. She is an attending physician in Adolescent Medicine and Primary Care at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she has worked for eight years. Dr. Matthews’ specialties include whole-body wellness and nutrition, reproductive health, and helping families navigate complex social and emotional issues.
Kelly Taylor, PhD
Dr. Taylor is a research scientist with Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Educated at University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and University of California Berkeley, Dr. Taylor is a behavioral scientist with a background in community psychology, epidemiology, and evaluation methodology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in AIDS prevention at the University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Her primary research interests are in research capacity building in low resource settings, health disparities, and psychosocial determinants of health in developing countries, particularly, the role of health seeking behavior among key populations at risk for HIV. She is also interested in the treatment of HIV and other chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Dr. Taylor’s emphasis is in Sub-Saharan Africa, and she has worked professionally in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa. Her current projects include designing and implementing HIV bio-behavioral surveillance studies in Ghana and evaluating implementation of health information systems in Mozambique.
Morgan Green, MD
Latifat Apatira, MD MPH
Rachel Gilgoff, MD
Jameze James, MD
Hank Wiliams, MD
Dough Thompson, MSW
CNH Affiliates. We thank the team of visionaries who have helped build the vision of the Center for Nature and Health from the ground up:
CNH Mentees and Collaborators
Aaron Reuben, MA
Jameze James, MD
Hanna Flores, MSW