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Welch Center Trainees, 2012-2013

        
          

Abraham   

               

SHERLEY ABRAHAM, MD
Email: sabrah10@jhmi.edu 
Program: Endocrinology Fellow
Advisor: Sherita Golden, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education,
CUNY-City College, 2004 
Graduate education: MD, SUNY-Stony Brook, 2006
Research interests: Type 2 diabetes, psychosocial risk factors

 

Dr. Agarwal

SUNIL AGARWAL, MD, PhD, MPH
Email
: sagarw28@jhmi.edu
Program: GIM Fellow
Advisor: Josef Coresh, MD, PhD
Graduate education: MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2005; MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2012
Research interests: Cardiovascular diseases epidemiology and prevention, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, cardiac devices, cardiac imaging, translational research, research methods, quality of care, genetic epidemiology, clinical trials 

     
             

Alexander

           

NADINE ALEXANDER
Email: nalexand@jhsph.edu
Program: ScM, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Kunihiro Matsushita, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: BA, Brooklyn College
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, health disparities, pharmacoepidemiology, kidney disease, diabetes

        

 

Allen

            

ALLYSSA ALLEN, MEd
Email: aallen34@jhmi.edu

Program: PhD, Community & Applied Psychology, UMBC
Advisor: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, University of Connecticutt, 2007
Graduate education: MEd, Clemson University, 2010
Research interests: Racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and sex-linked health disparities in cardiovascular disease, intersectionality of poverty, race, and sex in influencing cardiovascular disease risk

       

Dr. Amer

             

MUHAMMAD AMER, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine/GIM
Email: mamer1@jhmi.edu
Program: MHS, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Undergraduate education: BSc, Punjab University, Lahore (Pakistan), 1998
Graduate education: MBBS, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore (Pakistan), 1999; MD, New York Medical College, New York, NY (USA), 2004
Residency: St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers, New York, NY

   

Dr. Arbaje

            

ALICIA ARBAJE, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Email: aarbaje@jhmi.edu  
Program: ICTR Clinical Research Scholars
Advisor: E.R. Pete Miller, MD, PhD
Graduate education: MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1999; MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 2000
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2003
Fellowships: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Medicine, 2005; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Gerontology, 2007
Research interests: Patient safety, health services research, care transitions, older adults, home health care 
           
Dr. Atkinson

MEREDITH ATKINSON, MD
Asst. Professor of Pediatrics/Nephrology
Email:
matkins3@jhmi.edu 
Program: Postdoctoral scholar
 
Advisor: Edgar (Pete) Miller, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: Mount Holyoke College, 1996
Graduate education: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2001; MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
Research interests: Mechanisms of and risk factors for anemia in children with chronic kidney disease, racial and ethnic disparities outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease

        

Balakrishnan      

             

POOJITHA BALAKRISHNAN
Email:
pbalakr2@jhmi.edu
Program: MPH, Epidemiology
Advisor: W.H. Linda Kao, PhD, MHS
Undergraduate education: University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Research interests: genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases 
  

      

 

Bezerra

                       

DANIEL BEZERRA, MD, MPH
Email:
danielbezerra@gmail.com  
Program: Postdoctoral Fellow
Advisor: Richey Sharrett, MD, DrPH
Graduate education: MD, Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2000
Residency: Neurology at Hospital Universitario Clemintino Fraga Filho, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Research interest: Epidemiology of cerebrovascular diseases; stroke prevention and treatment; pathogenesis of lacunal infarcts
        


   

Dr. Block

             

LAUREN BLOCK, MD
Email: gold.lauren@gmail.com
Program: GIM Fellow; CVD Fellow
Advisors: Jessica Yeh, PhD; Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
Undergraduate Education: Yale University, 2003
Graduate education: MD, Harvard, 2008
Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2011
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, comparative effectiveness research, health policy/access to care
         
Bower
        
                   

JULIE BOWER, PhD, MPH
Email: jbower@jhsph.edu
Program: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate education: James Madison University, 2000
Graduate education: MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2010
Research interests: Diabetes epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention, obesity, physical activity, health disparities


              

Dr. Brady

TAMMY BRADY, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Nephrology
Email:
tbrady8@jhmi.edu
Program:  Postdoctoral research
Advisor: E.R. Pete Miller, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: BA, Boston College, 1996
Graduate education: MD, Georgetown University, 2000; MHS, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
Residency: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2004
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins, Pediatric Nephrology, 2008
Research interests: Pediatric hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy in children with primary hypertension

                 

Brown

         

CHARLES BROWN, MD
Asst. Prof. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Email: cbrownv@jhmi.edu
Program: MHS, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Richey Sharrett, PhD
Undergraduate education: Harvard College, 1998
Graduate education: MD, Johns Hopkins, 2005
Residency: Johns Hopkins, Emergency Medicine, 2007; Johns Hopkins, Anesthesiology, 2010
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins, Anesthesiology, 2011
Research interests: Cerebral autoregulation, post-operative delirium, improving post-surgical outcomes in high risk patients

              

Burkey

              

MATTHEW BURKEY, MD, MPH
Email:
 mburkey1@jhmi.edu 
Program: ICTR Clinical Research Scholars; Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Advisor: E.R. Pete Miller, MD, PhD
Graduate education: MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005; MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2006
Research interests: Cross-cultural validation assessments of early childhood mental disorders, ADHD, and prevention of childhood mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries 

 

Chen

            

ANDERS CHEN, MD
Email: achen60@jhmi.edu
Program: GIM Fellow
Advisor: Frederick Brancati, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: BA, Princeton University, 2001
Graduate education: MD, University of California, San Francisco, 2008
Residency: University of Washington, 2011
Research interests: Health disparities, HIV/AIDS

 

Clattenburg

            

EBEN CLATTENBURG
Email:
eclatte1@jhmi.edu  
Program: MD/MPH, Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, Dartmouth College, 2009
Research interests: Tobacco purchasing habits

 

          

Cobb

         

LAURA COBB, MS
Email:
lkcobb@jhsph.edu
Program: DrPH, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: Harvard University, 2002
Graduate education: MS, Harvard School of Public Health, 2007
Research interests: Chronic disease prevention

   

 

Collaco

       

J. MICHAEL COLLACO, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
Email: mcollac1@jhmi.edu
Program: PhD Candidate
Advisor: Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: Yale Univ, BS, 1996
Graduate education: MD & MS, Case Western Reserve Univ, 2000; MBA, Johns Hopkins Univ., 2008; MPH, JH Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
Residency: JHU, Pediatrics, 2003
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, 2008
Research interests: Chronic pediatric respiratory diseases
  

Cunningham

         

BROOKE CUNNINGHAM, MD, PhD
Email: bcunnin7@jhmi.edu
Program: GIM Fellow; CVD Fellow
Advisor: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH

Undergraduate education: BA, University of Virginia, 1996
Graduate education: MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2007; MA, University of Pennsylvania, 2001; PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Residency: Duke University, 2010
Research interests: Health disparities, evidence-based medicine, genetic epidemiology


        

Dr. Farag

        

YOUSSEF FARAG, MD
Email:
yfarag@jhsph.edu
Program: MPH, Epidemiology and biostatistics
Advisor: Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Graduate education: MD, Mansoura University (Egypt), 2006
Fellowship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Renal Division, 2012 
Research interests: Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, e.g., diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular diseases


           

Foster

         

MEREDITH FOSTER, ScD, MPH
Email: mfoster@jhsph.edu
Program: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Josef Coresh, MD PhD; W.H. Linda Kao, PhD
Undergraduate education: Wellesley College, 2005
Graduate education: MPH, Yale School of Public Health, 2007; ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, 2011
Research interests: Cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease epidemiology


 

Gadgil
         
          

MEGHANA GADGIL, MD
Email: mgadgil2@jhmi.edu
Program: GIM Fellow
Advisor: E.R. Pete Miller, MD, PhD; Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, Williams College, 2002

Graduate education: MD, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, 2007
Residency: Brown University, 2010
Research interests: Clinical research, women's health, maternal mortality, international health 

 

Garcia Esquinas

         

ESTHER GARCIA ESQUINAS
Email: esthergge@gmail.com

Program: Environmental Health Sciences
Advisor: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Graduate education: MD, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), 2005; MPH, National School of Public Health, Carlos III Institute of Health, Madrid (Spain), 2007
Residency: Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid (Spain), Preventine Medicine and Public Health, 2010 
Research interests: Metal exposure and cancer, anthropometric risk factors and cancer, secondhand tobacco smoke exposure, early life factors and cancer, child health epidemiology
     

Giles

         

MONICA GILES, MD
Email:
mgiles2@jhmi.edu; mgiles@jhsph.edu  
Program: MHS, Clinical epidemiology; Endocrinology Fellow
Advisor: Fred Brancati, MD, MHS; Sherita Golden, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: George Washington University, 2003
Graduate education: MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2007
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, 2010
Research interests: Health disparities in diabetes

 

 

 

Dr. Grams

               

MORGAN GRAMS, MD, MHS
Asst. Prof. of Nephrology
Email: mgrams2@jhmi.edu

Program: PhD, clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Josef Coresh, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: Yale University, 1997
Graduate education: MD, Columbia University, 2005; MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins, Nephrology, 2011
Research interests: Acute kidney injury, stage 4-5 CKD
    

   

Gribble

            

MATTHEW GRIBBLE
Email:
mgribble@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Genetic Epidemiology
Advisors: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD; Daniele Fallin, PhD
Undergraduate education: Stanford University, 2009
Research interests: Diabetes in American Indians, molecular epidemiology / biomarkers, gene/environment and exposure/exposure interactions, and methodological issues in environmental epidemiology

Griffioen

                    

ANNE GRIFFIOEN
Email:
agriff23@jhu.edu
Program: MHS, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD
Undergraduate education: BA, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
Research interests: Adolescent and women's health, sexually transmitted infections, HPV


 

Gupta

             

RICHA GUPTA
Email: 
richa.gupta@jhmi.edu
Program: Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
Research interests: Cardiology, critical care, surgical oncology

 

 

        

Halbert

          

JENNIFER HALBERT
Email: jhalbert@jhsph.edu
Program:
MSPH, Health, Behavior and Society; CVD Fellow
Advisor: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, University of Virginia, 1994

Research interests: Provider-patient communication, health disparities, community-based participatory research
           
        
Hammond
          
        

EDWARD HAMMOND, MD, MPH
International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Email: ehammond@jhsph.eduHammondE@KennedyKrieger.org
Program: PhD, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Rosa Crum, MD, MHS
Graduate education: MD, University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana, 1999; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
Research interests:  Clinical epidemiology, neuroimmunologic disease, CNS manifestations of HIV/AIDS, HIV therapeutics, prediction and diagnostic modeling for biomarkers and therapeutic management  


    

Harris
        
           

ASHLEY HARRIS, MD
Email:
aharr101@jhmi.edu

Program: Clinical epidemiology; GIM Fellow
Advisor: Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH; Wendy Bennett, Md, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, Washington and Lee University, 1991
Graduate Education: MD, Georgetown University, 2004
Residency: Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 2007; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2009
Research Interests: Prevention of obesity and diabetes in high risk-low income populations, health disparities, community medicine, primary care


 

Harris

       

KENDRA HARRIS, MD, MSc
Email:
kharri53@jhmi.edu
Program: MHS, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Kala Visvanathan, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: BA, Grinnell College
Graduate education: MD, JHU School of Medicine; MSc, Oxford University
Research interests: Clinical trials, safety and organizational change

Dr. Harvey

           

VALERIE HARVEY
Email: harveyvm@evms.edu

Program: Master's student, JHBSPH
Advisor: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH 
Undergraduate education: BA, University of Virginia, 1995
Graduate education: MD. University of Virginai, 1999; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System, Dermatology, 2005
Fellowship: Washington Cancer Institute, Washington Hospital Center (DC), Melanoma Research, 2001 
Research interests: Health disparities in dermatology

   

Dr. Hussain

         

TANVIR HUSSAIN, MD, MSC
Email:
thussai4@jhmi.edu
Program: Clinical epidemiology; GIM Fellow; CVD Fellow

Advisor: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH; Craig Pollack, MD, MHS, MS
Undergraduate education: BA, Rice University, 2004
Graduate education: MSc, University College, London & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2005; MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 2009
Residency: Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 2012
Research Interests: Patient-centered and community-based cardiovascular disease management models in resource limited settings, care coordination and primary care-based interventions in complex chronic disease, implementation sciences, transitions in care
  
          
        

Johns

        

TANYA JOHNS, MD
Email:
tjohns7@jhmi.edu
Program: MHS, Clinical epidemiology; Nephrology Fellow
Advisors: L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: Cornell University 2002
Graduate education: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007
Research interests: Kidney disease, health care disparities

       

A. Johnson

           

AMBER JOHNSON, MD, MBA
Email:
ajohn168@jhmi.edu 
Program:
 Resident in Medicine/GIM
Advisor: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Graduate education: MD, Jefferson Medical College, 2011; MBA, Widener University, 2009

     

       

Jonassaint 2012

         

CHARLES JONASSAINT, PhD
Email: cjonass1@jhmi.edu
Program: GIM Fellow; MHS, Cardiovascular epidemiology

Advisors: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH; Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD
Undergraduate education: Minot State University, 2002
Graduate education: PhD, Duke University, 2009
Internship: Duke University, Medical Psychology, 2009
Research Interests: Stress and coping, genetics, cardiovascular disease, sickle cell disease, socioeconomic health disparities

 

Jones
          
           

MIRANDA JONES, MHS
Email: mijones@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2008
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, environmental exposures, secondhand smoke exposure, arsenic exposure
          

       

                

Juraschek
          
                 

STEPHEN JURASCHEK
Email:
sjurasc1@jhmi.edu
Program: MD and PhD, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Edgar (Pete) Miller, MD, PhD; Dr. Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, Boston College, 2005
Research interests: Cardiovascular and renal disease, epidemiologic methods

         

            

Keet
           
         

CORINNE KEET, MD
Asst. Professor of Pediatrics/Allergy and Immunology
Email: ckeet1@jhmi.edu
Program: PhD, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Terri Beaty, PhD 

Undergraduate education: University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Graduate education: MD, University of California, San Francisco, 2004
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics, 2007
Research interests: Pediatric allergy
           

        

Ketlogetswe

                                 

KERUNNE KETLOGETSWE, MD
Email: kketlog1@jhmi.edu 
Program: Cardiovascular Fellow; ScM, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Wendy Post, MD, MS; Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate education: Swarthmore College, 2000
Graduate education: MD, Harvard Medical School, 2006
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2009
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Medicine, Johns Hopkins, at present
Research interests: Global cardiovascular disease prevention, cardiovascular epidemiology, HIV and cardiovascular disease

Dr. Kuo

                

CHIN-CHI KUO, MD, MPH
Email:
ckuojhsph@gmail.com
Program: PhD, environmental epidemiology
Advisor: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Graduate education: MD, China Medical University, Taiwan, 2003; MPH, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
Residency: National Taiwan University Hospital,
Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Nephrology, National Taiwan University Hospital
Research interests: environmental risk factors for kidney disease  


  

 

LAREINA LAFLAIR
Email: llaflai1@jhmi.edu  
Program:
Postdoctoral scholar, Mental Health
Advisor: Rosa Crum, MD, MHS
Graduate education: MPH, Boston University, 1999; PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
Research interests: Psychiatric epidemiology, alcohol and drug dependence epidemiology, interpersonal violence, neighborhoods

            

Dr. Lauder
         
        
NAUDIA LAUDER, MD
Email: nlauder2@jhmi.edu
Program: Gastroenterology Fellow
Advisor: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: Johns Hopkins University, 1999
Graduate education: MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 2005; MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
Residency: Johns Hopkins, Internal Medicine, 2008
Research interests: Disparities in liver diseases, disease biomarkers

     

Dr. Lee

          

CLARE LEE, MD
Email: clee158@jhmi.edu

Program: Endocrinology Fellow
Advisor: Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Graduate education: MD, SUNY at Stony Brook, 2008
Research interests: Type 2 diabetes and obesity, metabolic changes in bariatric surgery

         
        

Mandy Li

               

MANDY LI
Email:
mali@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Epidemiology
Advisor: W.H. Linda Kao, PhD, MHS
Undergraduate education: BS, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, 2005
Graduate education: MS, University of Idaho, 2007
Research interests: Genetic epidemiology for diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease 


            

Meng Li

         

MENG LI
Email:
mengli@jhsph.edu
Program: ScM, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Jodi Segal, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, Sun Yat-sen University (China), 2011
Research interests: Pharmacoepidemiolgy, clinical trial design and analysis, pharmacoeconomics

  


 

Dr. Luo

          

XUN LUO
Email: xuluo@jhsph.edu

Program: MPH
Advisor: Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH
Graduate education: MD, Fudan University (China), 2012
Research interests: Endocrinology

     

       
              

Martin

         

CAITLIN MARTIN
Email: 
cshaw12@jhmi.edu
Program: MD/MPH, Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008 
Research interests: Women's health, family planning, contraception

     

Mathews

         

PRIYA MATHEWS
Email: 
pmathew5@jhmi.edu  
Program:
MD/MPH, Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2009
Research interests: Ophthalmology, glaucoma 

   

     

McGinty

        

BETH McGINTY, MS
Email:
emcginty@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Health and Public Policy
Advisor: Gail Daumit, MD, MHS
Graduate education: MS, Columbia, 2006
Research interests: Mental health services and policy
 
         

      

Dr. Mobula

         

LINDA MOBULA, MD
Email:
mmobula1@jhmi.edu
Program: GIM Fellow
Advisor: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Arizona, 2004
Graduate education: MD, University of California-San Francisco, 2008
Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Research interests: Health disparities, international health, humanitarian assistance, managing chronic disease in the third world


      

Mongraw-Chaffin
       
                  

MORGANA MONGRAW-CHAFFIN, MPH
Email:
mmongraw@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Sherita Golden, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004
Graduate education: MPH, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, women's health, cohort studies
          


         

Dr. Nanjid

       

KHUDERCHULUUN NANJID
Email: knanjid@jhsph.edu
Program:
MHS, Environmental epidemiology
Advisor: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: BS, National University of Mongolia, 2004
Graduate education: MPH, Health Science University of Mongolia, 2007
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, environmental exposures, secondhand smoke exposure, epidemiological and biostatistical methods

         

Ndumele

          

CHIADI NDUMELE, MD, MHS
Asst. Professor Medicine/Cardiology
Email: cndumel2@jhmi.edu
Program: PhD, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisors: Josef Coresh, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: Johns Hopkins University, 1998
Graduate education: MD, Harvard Medical School, 2003; MHS. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease prevention, obesity, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease          

       

Neugarten

               

CARTER NEUGARTEN
Email: cartern@jhmi.edu
Program:
MD student
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, New York University, 2010
Research interests: Patient-physician interaction, in particular provider reassurance

     

       

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DEREK NG, ScM
Email:
dng@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, General Epidemiology and Methodology 
Advisor: Lisa Jacobson, PhD
Undergraduate education: Yale University, 2005
Graduate education: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
Research interests: Pediatric chronic kidney disease epidemiology, cohort studies, epidemiology methodology

      

Pacek

         

LAUREN PACEK
Email: lropelew@jhsph.edu
Program:
PhD, Mental Health
Advisor: Rosa Crum, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: BS, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Research interests: HIV, cigarette smoking, alcohol and drug dependence epidemiology, HIV prevention, harm reduction

        

Palta
         
                

PRIYA PALTA, MHS
Email:
ppalta@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Epidemiology of Aging
Advisor: Sherita Golden, MD, MHS; Rosa Crum, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: University of Florida, 2008
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
Research interests: Diabetes, cognitive and physical functioning, health disparities in older adults

Parker
            
           

MARGARET PARKER, MHS
Email: mmparker@jhsph.edu
Program:
PhD, genetic epidemiology
Advisor: Terri Beaty, PhD
Undergraduate education: BA, Tufts University, 2007
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins BSPH, 2011
Research interests: genetic epidemiology of lung disease


       

Parrinello

            

CHRISTINA PARRINELLO, MPH
Email: cparrine@jhsph.edu
Program:
PhD, cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, Cornell University, 2004
Graduate education: MPH, Columbia University, 2010
Research interests: cardiovascular epidemiology; epidemiologic and biostatistical methods

        

Patel  

                   

HITEN PATEL
Email:
hitenpatel@jhmi.edu
Program: MD/MPH, Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis, 2009
Research interests: Prevention, screening, and surigcal outcomes for urological malignancies, chronic and infectious urological disease 
    

      
         

Pfaff

         

TERESA PFAFF, BSN, RN
Email: tpfaff1@jhu.edu
Program:
MSN, Public Health
Advisor: Raquel Greer, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: BA & BS, Michigan State University, 2006
Graduate education: BSN, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, 2012
Research interests: Health disparities of vulnerable populations, applications of mHealth interventions to remove barriers to health care

   
         

Poon

          

ANNA POON, MA
Email:
apoon@jhsph.edu
Program: MHS, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BA, University of Chicago, 2008
Graduate education: MA, American University, 2010
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, socioeconomic health disparities, type 2 diabetes


 
Dr. Purnell
        
        

TANJALA S. PURNELL, PhD, MPH
Email: tpurnell@jhsph.edu   
Program: GIM Fellow; CVD Fellow
Advisor: L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: BS, Tougaloo College, 2005
Graduate education: MPH, Ohio State University, 2006; PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
Research interests: Health and healthcare disparities in chronic kidney disease; disparities in access to kidney transplantation; shared medical decision making; health services research; health informatics

Rampal

                            

SANJAY RAMPAL, MBBS, MPH
Email:
srampal@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisors: Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH; Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH
Graduate education: MBBS, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore (India), 1997; MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2004
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, epidemiologic methods          
         

Dr. Reese

      

JENNIFER REESE
Email: jreese13@jhmi.edu

Program: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Fellow
Advisor: Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Graduate education: PhD, Rutgers University,Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, 2008
Fellowships: Duke University School of Medicine, Cancer, 2009; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Behavioral Medicine, 2010, 2012; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Behavioral Medicine, 2012
Research interests: Interventions to improve the intimate relationships and quality of life of cancer survivors

        

Sanguankeo

        

ANAWIN SANGUANKEO, MD
Email: asangua1@jhmi.edu

Program: Visiting postdoctoral scholar 
Advisor: Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH
Graduate education: MD, Mahidol University (Thailand), 2011
Research interests: Obesity, hypertension, kidney disease

   

     
      
        

Dr. Shores

           

DARLA SHORES, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Email: dshores1@jhmi.edu   

Program: ICTR Clinical Research Scholars
Advisor: E.R. Pete Miller, MD, PhD
Graduate education: MD, University of New Mexico, 2002
Residency: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, 2006
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Gastroenterology, 2011
Research interests: Quality improvement, nutrition, intestinal failure

 

           

Dr. Singh

         

SONAL SINGH, MD, MPH
Asst. Prof. of Mediicne/GIM
Email: ssingh31@jhu.edu
Program:
PhD, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: George Caleb Alexander, MD, MS
Graduate education: MD, Patna Medical College, Patna University, India, 1999; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
Research interests: Pharmacoepidemiology; comparative effectiveness; evidence informed medicine; health and human rights

          

 

Dr. Spanakis

         

ILIAS SPANAKIS
Email:
ispanak1@jhmi.edu
Program: Endocrinology Fellow
Advisor: Sherita Golden, MD, MHS
Graduate education: University of Thraki (Greece)
Residency: Stewart St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University
Research interests: Hospital management of diabetes, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes


       

Yoon Sung

        

YOON-KYU SUNG
Email:
yoon.k.sung@gmail.com
Program: MHS, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: Rosa Crum, MD, MHS
Undergraduate education: BA, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
Research interests: Alcoholism and suicidal ideation, alcohol and substance abuse, chronic inflammatory diseases (cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases), primary care-based interventions, patient-provider interaction, health disparities 

     
    

Tan
         
                         

JINGWEN TAN, ScM
Email:
jitan@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Clinical epidemiology
Advisor: G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS; Jodi Segal, MD, MPH
Undergraduate education: University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
Graduate education: ScM, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
Research interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, particularly post-market drug surveillance using health informatics tools and risk analysis methods

 

Tin

        

ADRIENNE TIN, MS
Email:
atin@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Genetic Epidemiology
Advisor: W.H. Linda Kao, PhD, MHS
Graduate education: MS, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2005
Research interests: genetic basis of common diseases, particularly chronic kidney disease and other renal-related traits


 

Dr. Tsai

         

CHING-WEI TSAI, MD, MS
Email: chtsai@jhsph.edu 
Program:
MPH, Epidemiology
Advisor: Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH
Graduate education: MD, Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan); MS, National Taiwan University
Residency: National Taiwan University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: National Taiwan University Hospital, nephrology
Research interests: cardiovascular epidemiology, clinical epidemiology

 
            

Dr. Weaver

         

SALLIE WEAVER, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Email: sjweaver@jhu.edu
Program:
ICTR Clinical Research Scholars
Advisor: E.R. Pete Miller, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: BS, Florida State University, 2006
Graduate education: MS, University of Central Florida, 2008; PhD, University of Central Florida, 2011
Research interests: Health services, patient safety, safety culture, teamwork, measurement 

    

Weidemann

          

DARCY WEIDEMANN, MD
Email:
darcy@jhmi.edu
Program: MHS, clinical epidemiology; Fellow in pediatric nephrology
Advisor: Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH; jeffrey Fadrowski, MD
Undergraduate education: BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
Graduate education: MD, Johns Hopkins, 2009
Research interests: Chronic kidney disease in children, hypertension, pediatric nephrology

               
        
        

Weng   

               

YINGJIE WENG
Email: isabelweng@gmail.com
Program:
MHS, cancer epidemiology
Advisor: Jessica Yeh, PhD
Undergraduate education: BS, Fudan University (China), 2012

Research interests: cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, epidemiological methods and data analysis, pharmacogenomics

        

         

Whelton

         

SEAMUS WHELTON, MD, MPH
Email:
swhelton@jhsph.edu
Program: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Josef Coresh, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: BS, Princeton University, 2002
Graduate education: MP, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2004; MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2008

           

Zhao

                         

DI (JODI) ZHAO, MHS
Email:
dzhao@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH
Undergraduate education: BS, Peking University Health Science Center, 2009
Graduate education: MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
Research interests: Cardiovascular disease, chronic diseases, clinical trials, epidemiologic methods

 

Zheng

               

LAURA ZHENG
Email:
lzheng@jhsph.edu
Program: PhD, Environmental Health Sciences
Advisor: Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Undergraduate education: Cornell University, 2007
Graduate education: MEng, Cornell University, 2008
Research interests: Arsenic and cadmium exposure in different populations



  

 

Dr. Zikusoka

MICHELLE ZIKUSOKA, MD
Email:
zikusoka@jhmi.edu
Program: MHS, cardiovascular epidemiology
Advisor: Wendy Post, MD
Undergraduate education: BS, Yale University, 2001
Graduate education: MD, Yale University, 2006
Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Medicine
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiology
Research Interests: HIV and cardiovascular disease

 

      

     

      

 

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