Program Manager, Operations
Melanie A. Pool, MA. is the Program Manager for all Operations within UCSD HSI. In this role, Ms. Pool is responsible for the long-range planning, development of policies and procedures, as well as negotiation of overall HSI resources in all aspects of the Department’s operational management.
Ms. Pool oversees and evaluates academic and staff human resources, subcontracts, equipment management, space and facilities, as well as conference and program development within the Department. She is responsible for creating, maintaining and enhancing UCSD HSI’s services by fostering worldwide partner relationships in the areas of clinical medicine, medical education and biomedical research.
Having worked closely with UCSD HSI’s Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director in this capacity since 2010 – Ms. Pool’s role in long-term Department planning also positions her as the active conduit for the UCSD HSI’s interactions with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), Vice Chancellors, campus-wide Departments, the UCSD Health System and all external entities for international collaborative partnerships.
Previous to her position within HSI, Ms. Pool also held the position as Clinical Services Program Manager for UCSD’s Department of Psychiatry, within the Office of Clinical Affairs. Prior to her roles at UCSD, Ms. Pool’s work was focused in clinical education, research and development as a Program Supervisor for one of Southern California’s largest Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) service providers for children on the Autism Spectrum; both teaching and evaluating therapeutic methodologies for impacted families and communities.
Ms. Pool received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara - where she facilitated research projects in Cultural Psychology. She then received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University – in Malibu, CA. Recently, Ms. Pool was nominated in the annual UC San Diego Vice Chancellor Health Sciences Ceremony – having earned the 2012-2013 Manager & Supervisor Award as Program Manager of Operations for UCSD HSI.
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