Contacts for Journalists

Each member of our press team oversees a number of specialties, serving as the first point of contact for reporters seeking experts and for faculty and staff seeking public relations advice. For areas outside of these specialties, please call our main media line at 858-249-0456.

General Contact Information

During Business Hours:

  • Phone: 858-249-0456
  • Fax: 858-249-0453

UC San Diego Health
Marketing and Communications
200 West Arbor Drive # 8907
San Diego, CA 92103-8907

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Beat List

Michelle Brubaker

Director, Media Relations

Annie Pierce

Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager

Beat Areas

  • Primary Care
  • Sports Medicine/Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Abdominal Transplant, including Hepatology and Nephrology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry

Jeanna Vazquez

Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager

Beat Areas

  • Cardiology, including Heart Surgery
  • Pulmonology, including Lung Surgery and related cancers
  • Emergency, Trauma and Burn
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, including Infertility and related cancers
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Hematology, including blood cancers
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology

Leslie Aquinde

Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager

  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, including related cancers
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Urology and Genitourinary Cancers, including Prostate, Kidney, Bladder and Testicular Cancers
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology, including related cancers
  • Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology