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EH&S: Risk Management Division

For all matters related to requests for physician claims histories, medical malpractice insurance questions, claims and lawsuits, medical board issues and patient care issues, please contact Melissa Duke at mduke@health.ucsd.edu or 619-471-0567.

Management

  • Edith (Edie) Mitchell

    Edith (Edie) Mitchell

    Director of Risk Management – Campus Risk Manager responsible for the UC San Diego Risk Management Program which includes General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Program.

    Phone: (858) 534-3820 Cell (858) 232-6122 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: e1mitchell@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

General Liability Insurance

  • Bryce C. Besser

    Bryce C. Besser

    Litigation Program Manager – Litigation Program Manager - Develops, implements, and evaluates training programs on the prevention of employment lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, and other litigated claims. Manages Risk Management's litigation support program to develop effective defense strategies for lawsuits. Attends Small Claims hearings on behalf of UC San Diego for all small claims matters filed against the campus. Manages the UC San Diego campus Subpoena Program. Analyzes and comments on UC San Diego business contracts and other agreements, field safety plans, special event plans, and youth protection issues.

    Phone: (858) 246-1857 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: bbesser@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Samantha Maddox-Gomez

    Samantha Maddox-Gomez

    General Liability Assistant – Provide general customer assistance with UC San Diego Insurance Programs; assist with processing legal subpoenas; issue Certificates of Insurance.

    Phone: (858) 534-2092 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: smaddox@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Erik Meyerhoff

    Erik Meyerhoff

    Claims Analyst – Coordinate insurance programs including Domestic and Foreign Transit, Fine Arts and Special Events Liability; process claims for general liability and property damage under the general liability program; provide general customer assistance with UC San Diego Insurance Programs; assist with processing legal subpoenas.

    Phone: (858) 534-4237 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: ermeyerhoff@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

Workers' Compensation

  • Pamela Hauser

    Pamela Hauser

    Workers’ Compensation Program Manager – Manages UC San Diego’s Workers' Compensation and Maritime Programs. Manages Workers' Compensation claims administration and UC San Diego policy interpretation. Oversees UC San Diego OSHA statistics. Participates in staff education and training programs.

    Phone: (858) 822-2979 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: phauser@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • David Morgan, B.A, M.Sc

    David Morgan, B.A, M.Sc

    Transitional Return to Work Coordinator – Coordinate the UC San Diego Transitional Return to Work (TRTW) Program; help departments identify and develop TRTW assignments; facilitate the placement process.

    Phone: (858) 822-6677 FAX: (858) 246-0973 E-mail: dfmorgan@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Michelle Benavides Orizola

    Michelle Benavides Orizola

    Workers' Compensation Analyst – Coordinate and assist with Transitional Return To Work assignments and Workers' Compensation claims. Assists with reviewing and processing requests for Job Analyses.

    Phone: (858) 534-0994 FAX: (858) 534-5202 E-mail: m1benavidesorizola@ucsd.edu Mail Code: 0925 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 404

  • Julia Jensen

    Julia Jensen

    Occupational Health and Hygiene Specialist – Conduct ergonomics evaluations and training; partner with high-risk groups in reducing musculoskeletal injuries; provide services to reduce and prevent occupational-related injuries and illnesses. After-hours duty responder.

    Phone: (858) 822-0294 FAX: (858) 822-3769 Email: jljensen@ucsd.edu  Mail Code: 0920 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

  • Denise Devall

    Denise Devall

    Occupational Health and Hygiene Specialist – Conduct ergonomics evaluations and training, partner with high risks groups in reducing musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis in laboratory and animal care, provides services in Indoor Environment Quality, employee exposure assessment and prevention of occupational–related injuries and illnesses.

    Phone (858) 822-3281, Fax (858) 822-3769, cell (pending), Email: ddevall@ucsd.edu, Mail Code: 0920 Office location: Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 450

  • VACANT

    VACANT

    Claims Analyst – Coordinate insurance programs including Domestic and Foreign Transit, Fine Arts and Special Events Liability; process claims for auto liability and auto physical damage under the general liability program; provide general customer assistance with UC San Diego Insurance Programs; assist with processing legal subpoenas