Current fellows

Third Year Fellows

Brian Penti, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolBoston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (MD)
Previous residency trainingFamily Medicine Residency, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Intimate partner violencePenti
  • Preconception care in minority populations
  • Opioid prescribing

Second Year Fellows

Pablo Buitron de la Vega, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolPontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador (MD)Previous residency trainingHenry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MIResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Health literacy as a mediator of the relationship between health beliefs and medication adherence in hypersensitive patients
  • Using mind mapping to improve patient physician communicationBuitron
Rachel Casas, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (MD)Previous residency trainingCasasBrown University, Providence, RIResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Development of a women’s health curriculum for primary care residents
  • Association of empathy with clinical competence in medical students
Oscar Cornelio-Flores, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (MD)Previous residency trainingFairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Program, Cleveland, OHResearch topic(s) of interestCornilo Flores

  • Integrative group medical visits for chronic pain in Latino’s
  • Music and massage therapy in the inpatient setting to improve patient outcomes
Phoebe Cushman, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (MD)Previous residency trainingOregon Health & Science University, Portland, ORResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Addiction
  • Chronic painCushman
  • Qualitative research methods

 

Kendrick Gwynn, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (MD)Previous residency trainingEmory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Health literacy mediates racial and ethnic disparities in patient activationGwynn
Laura Hallett, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA (MD)Previous residency trainingUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Development of a women’s health curriculum for residents
  •  Improving health outcomes for female veteransHallett
  • Development of educational strategies for teaching clinical reasoning
Eun Ji Kim, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolDrexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (MD)Previous residency trainingHofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine, Manhasset, NYKimResearch topic(s) of interest

  • The role of religious personnel in end of life care decisions among Korean Americans
Rebecca Lara, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (MD)Previous residency trainingFamily Medicine Residency, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Improving the care of patients with intellectual disabilities through curriculum changes at the residency levelLara
  • Understanding the challenges resident educators encounter when dealing with “problem” learners
  • Improving medical education teaching at the level of the resident educator
Zoe Weinstein, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of California, San Francisco, CA (MD)Previous residency trainingBoston Medical Center, Boston, MAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • Mammogram rates in HIV Primary Care Clinic
  • Long-term Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)
  • Integration of substance use disorder treatment with primary careWeinstein

First Year Fellows

Samantha Baras, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolHarvard Medical School, Boston, MA (MD)Previous residency trainingBaras_Samantha-2-5x3-5Pediatric Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • improving the connection between communities and community resourc
  • supporting the well-being of adolescents

Allison Lemkin, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolPennsylvania State University College of Medicine,  Hershey, PA (MD)Previous residency trainingPediatric Residency, Brown University, Providence, RILemkin_Allison-2-5x3-5Research topic(s) of interest

  • Preventive medicine
Jessica Murphy, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (MD)MurphyPrevious residency trainingHospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • health disparities research with a particular focus in immigrant and refugee populations
  • improving recognition of mental health disorders in immigrant and refugee populations
  • exploring how the language barrier affects the physician-patient relationship
Davida Schiff, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolBoston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (MD)SchiffPrevious residency trainingBoston Combined Residency in Pediatrics Program, Boston, MAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • include improving the care for substance-exposed newborns and their families
  • maternal-child health
  • reducing health disparities for urban children
Ryan Seibert, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolBoston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (MD)SeibertPrevious residency trainingStanford University, Stanford, CAResearch topic(s) of interest

  • health disparities research
  • obesity prevention
  • advocating for changes in public policy to improve healthcare access and delivery
Paul Trowbridge, MD, MPHMedical School/Graduate SchoolWayne State University, Detroit, MI (MD)Trowbridge_Paul-2-5x3-5Previous residency trainingResidency, Brown University, Providence, RIInfectious Disease Fellowship, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Addiction
Morgan Walls, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolVanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (MD)Previous residency trainingPediatric Residency, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TNWalls_Morgan-2-5x3-5Research topic(s) of interest

  • health disparities research
  • developing meaningful interventions to eliminate disparities through community-based participatory research
David Washington, MDMedical School/Graduate SchoolThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI (MD)Washington_David profesional photo 2015Previous residency trainingCombined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Brown University, Providence, RIResearch topic(s) of interest

  • health disparities research regarding populations that are underrepresented in medicine
  • primary care-based health disparity interventions
  • the novel use of music as a tool for public health and social change