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Jackie Kaslow, DrPH, MPH

Program Director

Dr. Kaslow serves as the Red Medicine Tobacco Prevention Project (RMTPP), Project Director. Dr. Kaslow’s tribal lineage is Miwok, Nissenan-Maidu, and Pit River.
Dr. Kaslow has 20 years’ experience in public health and health care services delivery. Her career in health began at UCLA in 1998 in clinic operations, continuing education for health professionals, and bench to clinic translational research. In 2008, she joined the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) as the Director of Family and Community Health Services. In 2014, she left CRIHB and pursued her doctorate in public health. In 2017, she resumed her public health practice at UCD Center for Health Care Policy Research on the CA Quits project. CA Quits is a statewide health care systems change initiative to integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment in publicly funded hospital clinic systems and FQHC.
BA: English/Geography, Environmental Sciences, UCLA (1996)
MPH, Community Health Sciences: UCLA (2005)
DrPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2018) 

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Sonia Serrano-Garcia

Program Coordinator

Sonia Serrano-Garcia was born and raised in San Jose, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Merced. Throughout her undergraduate career, she became interested in learning more about smoking disparities among underrepresented populations. As a result, she became an undergraduate intern for the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC) at UC Merced. The NCPC conducts research that looks at the thoughts and feelings of rural California residents in the San Joaquin Valley regarding current tobacco and cannabis policy.


Lawrence Salcido Jr.

Communications & Education Coordinator

Lawrence Salcido Jr. attended both Bakersfield College and California State University, Bakersfield. He’s received degrees in Philosophy (AA), American Sign Language (AA), and Psychology (BA). Being a member of the Chalon tribe he began reconnecting with his family’s history and culture and has been getting involved with his tribal council and community. 


During his undergraduate degree, he developed an interest in organizational psychology, looking at leadership in minority groups and how their values differ from traditional leadership. Outside of his education, he’s developed a passion for graphic design, video editing, storytelling, and combining all of these to create effective means of online communication to reach a wide range of audiences. He hopes to use the skills he’s developed to further the cause of the Red Medicine Tobacco Prevention Program.

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