Clinician Champions Network

Purpose of a Champions Network is to reduce the number of injuries, illnesses and deaths from pesticide poisoning in the United States. In the absence of an effective nationwide surveillance system, reducing pesticide poisoining is contingent in part upon “champions” advocating for increasing awareness and training of health providers to diagnose and treat excessive and/or prolonged pesticide exposure.

PERC Clinician Champions Network


Goal 1

Engage, train and retain healthcare providers as “champions” in preventing, recognizing and treating pesticide exposure.

Goal 2

Foster a group of leaders to advocate for the importance of proactively diagnosing pesticide exposure.

Goal 3

Increase healthcare providers’ awareness of pesticide exposure, including exposure scenarios and at-risk occupational groups.

Goal 4

Educate clinicians on state-specific requirements for pesticide reporting.

Clinician Champions

Micah Bicker

Clinician Peer Educator
University of California Davis Continuing and Professional Education
  • Certified physician assistant with experience in rural, underserved, farmworker, migrant, and tribal communities
  • 20 years experience in community-based clinics, family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine
  • Passionate patient advocate and medical risk manager

Paola Gonzalez

  • Certified Physician Assistant for over 18 years in the areas of Family Practice, Internal/Occupational Medicine, and Oncology
  • Bilingual clinical provider with extensive practice experience with Latino populations
  • Dedicated to educating clinical providers and the community about the disparities across diverse populations
  • Passionate about health promotion and diminishing health disparities

Francesca Mueller

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in emergency, family, and internal medicine
  • 15 years of public health experience, serving, educating, and advocating for marginalized, underserved communities
  • Dedicated provider to ensuring safe, equitable care for all

PERC-med Projects

Resources for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of pesticide-related health conditions.

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