Victoria Valencia, MPH

High-Value Care and Caring Wisely Project Manager and Data Analyst
office: 415-502-2870
fax: 415-476-4818
email: victoria.valencia@ucsf.edu

Victoria Valencia serves as the DHM Project Manager and focuses on High Value Care Committee (HVCC) projects with Dr. Chris Moriates and on Division-level tasks with Maria Novelero. Victoria received a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS in Biology and Biotechnology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Prior to joining DHM, Victoria was a project manager at UCSF for a large multicenter comparative effectiveness trial comparing CT to ultrasound and managed CT dose optimization and standardization collaborative research projects.

Victoria is project manager for the High Value Care Committee and associated high-­‐ value care projects. She is also project manager for Caring Wisely, which supports value projects at the UCSF Medical Center level. She is responsible for data management and data analysis for value projects and for the team-­‐based dashboard project, which encompasses various QI, demographic and value metrics at the medicine team level. Victoria provides mentorship with value projects including messaging, data acquisition, data management and data analysis.

Contact her if you are interested in starting your own high-value care project!


  • Skills in R, LaTeX and SAS programming. Focus primarily on data analysis and summary statistics in R, including data visualization
  • Victoria can assist in the design of APeX reports to extract clinical patient level data from APeX

Project Examples:

  • Total Phlebotomy: a high-value project. She assisted in the design of the original metric, designed the APeX report to pull data for the metric and completed baseline data analysis and will continue with ongoing data analysis and visualization. She met with housestaff and division project leads to clinically validate the report.
  • Team-level dashboard: a division-level project aimed at providing timely and accurate feedback to medicine teams on their clinical performance as measured by various QI, value and demographic metrics. Victoria assisted in the design of script flow to automate generation of the reports, wrote R and LaTeX code for cleaning, merging and formatting the report.