Current fellows

Third Year Fellows

PentiBrian Penti, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (MD)

Previous residency training: Family Medicine Residency, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

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

Second Year Fellows

BuitronPablo Buitron de la Vega, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador (MD)

Previous residency training: Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Research 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 communication
CasasRachel Casas, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (MD)

Previous residency training: Brown University, Providence, RI

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Development of a women’s health curriculum for primary care residents
  • Association of empathy with clinical competence in medical students
Cornilo FloresOscar Cornelio-Flores, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (MD)

Previous residency training: Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Program, Cleveland, OH

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Integrative group medical visits for chronic pain in Latino’s
  • Music and massage therapy in the inpatient setting to improve patient outcomes
CushmanPhoebe Cushman, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (MD)

Previous residency training: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Addiction
  • Chronic pain
  • Qualitative research methods

 

GwynnKendrick Gwynn, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (MD)

Previous residency training: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Health literacy mediates racial and ethnic disparities in patient activation
HallettLaura Hallett, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA (MD)

Previous residency training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Development of a women’s health curriculum for residents
  •  Improving health outcomes for female veterans
  • Development of educational strategies for teaching clinical reasoning
KimEun Ji Kim, MD 

Medical School/Graduate School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (MD)

Previous residency training: Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY

Research topic(s) of interest

  • The role of religious personnel in end of life care decisions among Korean Americans
LaraRebecca Lara, MDMedical School/Graduate School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (MD)

Previous residency training: Family Medicine Residency, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Improving the care of patients with intellectual disabilities through curriculum changes at the residency level
  • Understanding the challenges resident educators encounter when dealing with “problem” learners
  • Improving medical education teaching at the level of the resident educator
ZWeinsteinoe Weinstein, MD Medical School/Graduate School: University of California, San Francisco, CA (MD)

Previous residency training: Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Research 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 care

First Year Fellows

Lemkin_Allison-2-5x3-5Allison Lemkin, MD 

Medical School/Graduate School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine,  Hershey, PA (MD)

Previous residency training: Pediatric Residency, Brown University, Providence, RI

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Preventive medicine
MurphyJessica Murphy, MD 

Medical School/Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (MD)

Previous residency training: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Research 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
SchiffDavida Schiff, MD 

Medical School/Graduate School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (MD)

Previous residency training: Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics Program, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • include improving the care for substance-exposed newborns and their families
  • maternal-child health
  • reducing health disparities for urban children
SeibertRyan Seibert, MD 

Medical School/Graduate School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (MD)

Previous residency training: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • health disparities research
  • obesity prevention
  • advocating for changes in public policy to improve healthcare access and delivery
Trowbridge_Paul-2-5x3-5Paul Trowbridge, MD, MPH 

Medical School/Graduate School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (MD)

Previous residency training: Residency, Brown University, Providence, RI; Infectious Disease Fellowship, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Addiction
Walls_Morgan-2-5x3-5Morgan Walls, MD

 Medical School/Graduate School: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (MD)

Previous residency training: Pediatric Residency, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Research topic(s) of interest

  • health disparities research
  • developing meaningful interventions to eliminate disparities through community-based participatory research
Washington_David profesional photo 2015David Washington, MD 

Medical School/Graduate School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI (MD)

Previous residency training: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Brown University, Providence, RI

Research 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