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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.

Beat List

Jackie Carr 

Jackie Carr

Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations

Beat Areas

  • Crisis Communications / Issues Management
Michelle Brubaker

Michelle Brubaker

Associate Director

Beat Areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, including related cancers
  • Neonatology
  • Infertility / Reproductive Medicine
  • Sports Medicine / Orthopedics
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
Jeanna Vazquez

Jeanna Vazquez

Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager

Beat Areas

  • Cardiology, including Heart Surgery
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, including related cancers
  • Emergency, Trauma and Burn
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Hematology, including Blood Cancers
  • Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
  • Dermatology, including related cancers
Annie Pierce

Annie Pierce

Senior Communications and Media Relations Manager

Beat Areas

  • Primary care
  • Abdominal Transplant, including Hepatology and Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
  • Urology and Genitourinary Cancers (including Prostate, Kidney, Bladder and Testicular Cancers)
  • Geriatrics
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, including related cancers
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation

General Contact Info

During Business Hours:

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

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Marketing and Communications
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San Diego, CA 92103-8907

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