Noemi is a board-certified family physician who practices full spectrum primary care, including in hospital, ambulatory settings and street medicine.
Noemi is an Assistant Director of the Scripps-Mercy Chula Vista Family Medicine Residency Program in Southern San Diego County. Since August 2019, and through the Covid Pandemic, she has served as the Public Health Officer for Mendocino County.
Mimi completed her doctoral work in molecular biology (epigenetics) at University of California Santa Barbara, medical school at Stanford University, Family Medicine training at the renowned Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is known for her scholarly work regarding primary care policy, gender equity and homelessness.
She is the founder of two Street Medicine programs: Doctors Without Walls- Santa Barbara Street Medicine in Santa Barbara California (2005) and Ukiah Valley Street Medicine in Ukiah California (2015). She was the founding program director of the rural Northern California Family Medicine Residency program in Ukiah, at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medicine Center. She developed the Safe Haven Clinic initiative as her California Health Improvement Project (CHIP) for the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) 2 year health care leader’s fellowship –of which she was a cohort 18 fellow (2018-2020).