Current fellows

Third Year Fellows

Brian 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 violencePenti
  • Preconception care in minority populations
  • Opioid prescribing

Second Year Fellows

Pablo 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 communicationBuitron
Rachel Casas, MD

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

Previous residency trainingCasas: 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
Oscar 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 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, 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 painCushman
  • Qualitative research methods

 

Kendrick 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 activationGwynn
Laura 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 veteransHallett
  • Development of educational strategies for teaching clinical reasoning
Eun 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, NYKim

Research topic(s) of interest

  • The role of religious personnel in end of life care decisions among Korean Americans
Rebecca Lara, MD

Medical 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 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, 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 careWeinstein

First Year Fellows

Samantha Baras, MD

Medical School/Graduate School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (MD)

Previous residency training: Baras_Samantha-2-5x3-5Pediatric Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

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

Allison Lemkin, MD

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

Previous residency training: Pediatric Residency, Brown University, Providence, RILemkin_Allison-2-5x3-5

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Preventive medicine
Jessica Murphy, MD

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

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
Davida Schiff, MD 

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

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
Ryan Seibert, MD

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

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
Paul Trowbridge, MD, MPH

Medical School/Graduate School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (MD)Trowbridge_Paul-2-5x3-5

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

Infectious Disease Fellowship, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Research topic(s) of interest

  • Addiction
Morgan Walls, MD

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

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

Walls_Morgan-2-5x3-5Research topic(s) of interest

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

Medical School/Graduate School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI (MD)Washington_David profesional photo 2015

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