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2016-2017 Fellows

1. Nurilign Ahmed, MPH
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Fellowship Site: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group
Research Topic: HIV

2. Mario Camblart, MD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: GHESKIO, Haiti
Fellowship Site: GHESKIO, Haiti
Research Topic: Tuberculosis

3. David Goodman, MD, MPH
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Research Topic: Maternal and Child Health, Implementation Science

4. Sara Hanson, MS
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Research Topic: HIV, Diabetes, Maternal and Child Health

5. Kidola Jeremiah, MD, MPhil, PhD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Fellowship Site: National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV, Diabetes

6. Leslie Johnson, MPH, MLitt
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Diabetes, Mental Health

7. Brian Meier, MD, MA
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: Emergency Medicine

8. Majaliwa Mzombwe, BS
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV, Diabetes

9. Gedion Titus Ng’eno, MBChB
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Kenya
Research Topic: Cardiovascular Disease

10. Tam Nguyen, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Meharry Medical College
Fellowship Site: Danang Psychiatric Hospital, Vietnam
Research Topic: Tobacco Use

11. Mussa Kelvin Nsanya, MD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: Hypertension

12. Rachana Parikh, MBBS, MPH
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Public Health Foundation of India
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Mental Health

13. Devon Paul, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Kenya
Research Topic: Pulmonary Disease

14. Chelsea Pekny, PharmD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Kenya
Research Topic: Diabetes

15. Jacky Petion, MD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: GHESKIO, Haiti
Fellowship Site: GHESKIO, Haiti
Research Topic: HIV, Tuberculosis

16. Elizabeth Rhodes, SM
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Diabetes, Behavioral Health

17. Smitha Sarma, BS
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Northwestern University
Fellowship Site: Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India
Research Topic: Tobacco Use, Cardiovascular Disease

18. Nida Shaikh, PhD, MS
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India
Research Topic: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

19. Zachary Tabb, BS
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Brown University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: Mental Health, HIV

20. Olga Tymejczyk, MPH
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: City University of New York
Fellowship Site: GHESKIO, Haiti
Research Topic: HIV, Hypertension

21. Samuel Urrutia, MD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17
Home Institution: Hospital Regional de Occidente, Honduras
Fellowship Site: Hospital Regional de Occidente, Honduras
Research Topic: Cancer Screening, mHealth