About Us

About Us

Jeffery Hanna, MPH, MSc

Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding Street Medicine Phoenix, Jeffery worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for The University of Arizona Primary Prevention Mobile Health Unit at the College of Public Health in Phoenix, where he worked on improving the delivery of care for underserved Hispanic/Latino communities across Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal County, including the Southern border working in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide vaccine clinics for Mexican nationals. Jeffery earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 2017. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Translational Science at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix in 2019. Jeffery maintained a passion to serve the underserved while working at the UA Primary Prevention Mobile Health Unit; however, seeing and learning from the struggles of the many individuals experiencing homelessness prompted him to co-found Street Medicine Phoenix. With a strong focus on interprofessional development within and across academic, local/state government, and non-profit agencies across the U.S., Street Medicine Phoenix is uniquely positioned to strive to meet the unmet needs for individuals experiencing homelessness. Jeffery is passionate about combining social justice, medicine, and interprofessional collaboration to provide compassionate care to the community. Currently, Jeffery is starting his first year at Northern Arizona University in the Physician Assistant program and plans to work with underserved communities as a healthcare provider and advocate.

Justin Zeien, MD, MPH, PGY-2

Co-Founder

Dr. Justin Zeien is a 1st year anesthesiology resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. Dr. Zeien earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He then attended The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix where he co-founded Street Medicine Phoenix as a 1st year medical student in 2017. As a Phoenix native, his passion for street medicine stems from witnessing the rise in Phoenix’s homeless population and wanting to do more to help his community. He was inspired to develop Street Medicine Phoenix with Jeffery Hanna after learning about other street medicine programs nationwide. Dr. Zeien believes that Street Medicine Phoenix’s greatest service is making the marginalized and often forgotten feel heard and valued.

Robert Fauer, MD

Medical Director

Robert Fauer, MD, graduated from the University of California-Davis School of Medicine in 1982, and has practiced family medicine in Phoenix for the past 40 years. During his medical and undergraduate training, Dr. Fauer worked with underprivileged patients, and when the Occupy Movement re-kindled his concern for this population, he began to give support to services for the unsheltered. During the pandemic he met members of Street Medicine Phoenix at rallies during the summer of 2020 and joined SMP the following winter. He enjoys working with the bright, energetic professional and pre-professional student volunteers, and hopes that SMP will inspire others see the struggles of those experiencing homelessness and work to provide care for this marginalized population. He is honored to serve as medical director for SMP.

Catherine Miller, BSc

Health Education & Promotion Professional I Street Medicine Phoenix Lead

Catherine graduated from the Zuckerman College of Public Health in 2022 and is currently the Lead for Street Medicine Phoenix, where she works to fulfill the vision of the organization by advocating for and improving delivery of care for individuals experiencing homelessness. Catherine is also a Health Education and Promotion Professional with The University of Arizona Primary Prevention Mobile Health Unit at the College of Public Health in Phoenix, where she provides preventive health screenings and referrals to underserved and underinsured Hispanic/Latino communities throughout Maricopa County.