Our Team

Jennifer Rienks, PhD


Jennifer Rienks, PhD, has been with FHOP since 1996 and is currently the Associate Director of FHOP. A native of Connecticut, Dr. Rienks received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut before heading west to complete both her Masters of Science degree and PhD in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include the application of social science theories and methods to public health to change health behaviors and health systems, and the role of the physical and social environment in shaping health behaviors.

Sufiya Manju

Sufiya Manju, MPH is a driven and compassionate public health professional with extensive experience in federal and state levels of government and non-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Public Health degree and possesses skills in research and data analysis, policy research and analysis, and public health program development, implementation, and evaluation.

Gerry Oliva, MD, MPH

Geraldine Oliva, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and a member of The Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. Since 1992, she has been the Director of the Family Health Outcomes Project. Dr. Oliva is a board-certified pediatrician who has had a broad background as a clinician, public health administrator and researcher. Between 1973 and 1977, she directed the development and operation of the Adolescent Medicine Program at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California.

Linda Remy, PhD

Linda Remy, PhD, has worked as FHOP's Research Director since 1995 and as a health policy researcher at UCSF since 1989. Linda's research has focused on problems affecting families and children in access to services and outcomes in hospitals, foster care, juvenile detention, jails and prisons, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, and cancer. She has been teased about how depressed her computer's hard drive must be.