Staff Bios

Abbey Alkon, RN, Ph.D. is the Director of the California Childcare Health Program (CCHP) and Professor at UCSF School of Nursing Department of Family Health Care Nursing. Dr. Alkon earned her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/MSN and MPH degrees at the Columbia University and her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Alkon is the Principal Investigator on the CCHP projects and Investigator on the CHAMACOS project, University of California, Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health. Her child care publications include:

  • Alkon A, Boyce J. Health assessment in four child care centers: Parent and staff perceptions. Pediatric Nursing, 1999; 25: 439-42.
  • Alkon A, Genevro J, Kaiser P, Tschann J, Chesney M, Boyce WT. The epidemiology of injuries in four child care centers. Archives Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, 1999; 153:1248-54.
  • Alkon A, Genevro J, Kaiser P, Tschann J, Chesney M, Boyce WT. Injuries in child care centers: Gender- environment interactions. Injury Prevention, 2000;6:214-18.
  • Alkon A, Tschann JM, Ruane SH, Wolff M, Hittner A. A violence prevention and evaluation project with ethnically diverse populations. American Journal Preventive Medicine 2001;20:48-55.
  • Alkon, A., Ramler, M., & MacLellan, K. (2003). Evaluation of Mental Health Consultation in Child Care Centers. Early Childhood Education Journal, 31 (2): 91-99.
  • Alkon, A., Goldstein, L.H., Smider, N., Essex, M., Kupfer, D., & Boyce, W.T. (2003). Developmental and Contextual Influences on Autonomic Reactivity in Young Children. Developmental Psychobiology, 42 (1): 64-78.
  • Alkon, A. (2003). Nonparental Child Care. In Rudolph's Pediatrics, 21st Edition, Rudolph AM, Rudolph CD (Editors), McGraw-Hill, NY. Chapter 5: 512-515.
  • Alkon A, Boyer-Chu L. Oral health care starts early. Young Children, 2004; 59(2): 47.
  • Alkon A, Farrer J, Bernzweig J. Roles and responsibilities of child care health consultants: Focus group findings. Pediatric Nursing, 2004;30(4): 315-321.
  • Farrer J, Alkon A, To, K. Child care health consultation programs: Barriers and opportunities. Maternal Child Health Journal, 2007, 11(2): 111-8.
  • Alkon, A, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Wolff, M. (2002). Child Care Health Consultation Improves Health Knowledge and Compliance. Pediatric Nursing, 28(1):61-65.
  • Wayne, W, Alkon, A, Buchanan, E. Creating a State Strategic Plan for Integrating Services for Children Using Multiple Qualitative Methods. Maternal Child Health Journal, 12:15-23.
  • Alkon, A, Bernzweig, J, To, K, Mackie, J, Wolff, M, Elman, J. (2008) Child Care Health Consultation Programs in California: Models, Services and Facilitators. Public Health Nursing, 25(2):126-139.
  • Ward, T, Gay, C, Alkon, A, Anders, TF, Lee, KA. Nocturnal sleep and daytime nap behaviors in relation to salivary cortisol levels and temperament in preschool-age children attending childcare. Biological Research for Nursing 2008, 9(3):244-253.
  • Alkon, A, To, K, Wolff, M, Mackie, J, Bernzweig, J. (2008) Assessing health and safety in early care and education programs: Development of the CCHP Health and Safety Checklist. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 22(6):368-377.
  • Alkon A, Bernzweig, J, To, K, Wolff, M, Mackie, JF. 2009. Child care health consultation improves health and safety policies and practices. Academic Pediatrics. 9(5):366-369.
  • Bernzweig, J, Ramler, M, Alkon, A. 2009. Mental health consultation in early childhood classrooms. Zero to Three. 30(1): 47-51.
  • Alkon A, To K, Mackie JF, Wolff M, Bernzweig J. (2010). Health and safety needs in early care and education programs: What do directors, child health records, and National Standards tell us? Public Health Nursing, 27: 3-16.


Bobbie Rose, RN, is a Public Health Nurse with nine years experience as Health Chair for a school based health program in Berkeley. Her experience also includes case management with the Visiting Nurse Association, health education in the preschool setting, as well as hospital based acute care. She is a graduate of Marquette University College of Nursing, class of 1981.

Kimberly Hazard is a Project Coordinator and Research Analyst for the California Childcare Health Program (CCHP). She has been with CCHP since 2014. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Society and Environment from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.