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Edward Briercheck is a member of the Global Health Faculty Track in the Department of Hospital Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Fulbright Scholar at the Instituto de Cancerología y Hospital del Dr. Bernardo del Valle in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Briercheck's current work focuses on new strategies for improving lymphoma diagnostics and he has a broader interest in low-resource cancer care. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo, his M.D. and Ph.D. at The Ohio State University, and his internal medicine residency training in the Global Health Pathway at Boston Medical Center. He plans to pursue hematology-oncology fellowship training in the coming year. Dr. Briercheck is an active member of the organization Global Oncology, has been a contributor to bostonglobal.blog, KevinMD, and the podcast RadioRounds. You can find him on twitter @eddiebriercheck.
Dr Hudspeth is an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Medical Center/Boston Medical Center. He is an Associate Program Director for the internal medicine residency; the Director of Global Health Programs for the residency; and an Associate Director for the Hospital Medicine Unit as well. He is involved with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and an NGO, EqualHealth, which focuses on nursing and medical education in Haiti. His interests are around medical education and global health, particularly on how educational processes can be improved in low-resource settings.
Dr. Laux completed his medical education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis and did a global health equity fellowship through the University of California San Francisco (called the HEAL Initiative), a two year program where he split equal time between a low resource setting with the USA (Navajo / Dine Nation) and a low resource setting in rural east central India. Dr. Laux has previously performed research on CKD of unclear etiology (in western Central America) and is interested in bridging the gap between medical knowledge and medical evidence in low resource settings. He currently works as a hospitalist at Columbia University Medical Center.
My medical background in a country that is endemic for tuberculosis, leadership skills and research training has led to my interest in clinico/epidemiologic and translational research in human Tuberculosis (TB). After finishing my medical school in India, I was focused on a career in academic translational research and wanted to explore the possibility of collaborative research in a resource-limited setting. After an intensive experience in a “bedside to bench” approach to research, as research fellow at UCLA-Cedars Sinai Hopsital, I finished my residency in Internal Medicine at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University. My fellowship
in Infectious diseases, at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provided me with the integrated clinical and basic science expertise required to carry out TB research in a resource limited setting. I worked with Dr. Thomas Nutman in studying the modulation of TB-protective CD4+ memory by helminth infections. I have successfully applied this knowledge to a resource limited setting like India. These studies were conducted at the NIH sponsored International Center of Excellence in Research (ICER) site in Chennai, India in collaboration with the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT). I subsequently received a career development award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene/Burroughs Wellcome fund for an ongoing study of protective memory CD4+T cell memory responses in active versus latent TB disease at the NIRT-ICER site. I was able to successfully finish a longitudinal cohort (n=5096 subjects) study at this same site which examined the effect of filarial and/or helminth infection on incident active tuberculosis. Additionally, I provide clinical and research infectious diseases consultation via telemedicine to a secondary level hospital in India (jssbilaspur.org) which also runs an accredited family medicine residency program. I have experience mentoring medical students, residents (from Washington University in St Louis and Boston Medical Center) as well as mentoring undergraduate and graduate students at both the NIH and ICER laboratory. Currently, I hold the position Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Saint Louis University with 80% protected time for research with ongoing collaborations in India and Malawi, Africa.
Alfred Papali, MD, CM is a pulmonary/critical care physician with Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. He also maintains an academic appointment with the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and the Institute for Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. His primary research interest involves critical illness and acute care in low-middle income countries with a focus on sepsis. In addition to his clinical, research and educational activities, he is an active participant in several national and international professional global health committees and serves on the Board of Sacred Valley Health, a non-profit organization based in Peru.
Dr. Reddy is a renal fellow at the combined BWH/MGH Nephrology Fellowship Program. His academic interests are in cost-effective and equitable health care in nephrology
Anup Agarwal was an Internal Medicine resident at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. He grew up in Gangarampur, a small village in Eastern India. He received his medical degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India. After medical school, he spent a year working as a telemedicine consultant in Bangalore, India, where he had the privilege of providing teleconsultations via video conferencing in primary health centers located in rural India. He then worked as a research assistant at Yale University with telemedicine, simulation, and technology in medicine. His clinical interests include chronic non-communicable disease especially diabetes and cancer, improving healthcare delivery in resource-poor settings, decision support systems in medicine and telemedicine. As a HEAL fellow, his dream is to work towards building a health system, where every human has access to affordable healthcare.
Dr. Genisca completed her BA in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and her MD at Cornell. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Baylor/Texas Children's Hospital. She has spent time abroad in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Botswana, Swaziland, and Belize. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Genisca worked as a pediatrician for Baylor's (BIPAI) Global Health Corps in both Ethiopia and Colombia and also worked at a community hospital in Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands). Her interests are in capacity building through medical education, pediatric triage, and simulation. Dr. Genisca will start as faculty at Hasbro Children's Hospital in the fall of 2018.
I am an Public Health Physician based out of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. My research interests broadly encompass strategies for prevention and control of infectious diseases. I have worked on zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance using the One Health approach. Currently, I am working on two major projects geared at understanding the burden, environmental transmission dynamics and sociobehavioral risk profiles for enteric fever (typhoid and paratyphoid fever). I am also working on a clinical trial to assess the effect of interchangeable dosing of Rotavirus vaccines.