Dr. Katherine Chen was a UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident. She obtained her medical degree at UCLA where she completed residency training in internal medicine at UCLA. Dr. Chen plans to study structural inequality in cities by examining how urban planning can advance health equity and promote individual and community well-being. She plans to combine her research career with clinical work as an academic primary care physician.
Dr. Nichole Goodsmith was Chief Resident of Community and Global Psychiatry in the adult psychiatry residency at the UCLA Semel Institute after completing joint MD-PhD degrees at Cornell University. Dr. Goodsmith plans for a career that will combine mental health services development, research, and policy impacting under-resourced populations in the United States and globally. She is interested in evaluating interventions to improve outcomes for justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness.
Dr. Kimon L.H. Ioannides was an Emergency Medicine resident at Temple University Hospital. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a minor in Economics at Stanford. He completed the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Bryn Mawr College, and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ioannides is interested in improving the quality of clinical emergency care for underserved populations. Dr. Ioannides will examine the impact on healthcare of machine learning algorithms on AI to narrow disparities.
Dr. Adrienne Martinez earned her PhD from the UCLA School of Nursing and her undergraduate degree in Women's Studies from UCLA. She also has an MSN in Clinical Nurse Leadership from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). Adrienne's goal is to become a professor engaged in policy-relevant, patient-centered research promoting equity and mitigating existing physical and mental health disparities in the US. As an extension of her dissertation work, she will continue her exploration of chronic illness care in Latino and African American older adults with physical and mental illness.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore was a Resident in Psychiatry at UCLA. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Moore plans for a career that combines policy analysis, health services research, health system innovation, and clinical care. Dr. Moore is interested in studying the impact of primary care interventions and informatics tools on access to mental health care. She is also interested in investigating health care delivery for the homeless with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Dr. Carlos Irwin Oronce was an internal medicine resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his MD and MPH at Tulane University. Dr. Oronce is interested in understanding the effects of health care reform and payment policy on marginalized communities and safety net health systems. Dr. Oronce plans to pursue a career at the intersection of academic medicine, health services research, and health policy. His long-term goal is to partner with communities in the design and implementation of health care interventions, payment policy, and quality measurement programs designed to mitigate health disparities.
Dr. Jacob Quinton was an internal medicine resident in the Yale Primary Care Program. His undergraduate degree was from Gonzaga University, where he majored in Chemistry. He attended Louisiana State University for medical school, and Tulane Uinversity for a Masters in Public Health. He plans a career as a primary care internist, policy-maker, and health care administrator who will focuse on improving equity, efficiency, and value in health care systems. Dr. Quinton's research interests revolve around exploring the evolving field of improving high-need high-cost care and the evaluation of Medicaid demonstration projects.
Dr. Alisha Ranadive was chief pediatric resident at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. She completed a BS in Biology at Brown University and an MD at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Ranadive is interested in academic medicine and community pediatrics, with a focus on underserved populations. She hopes to work on projects that can inform policy and legislation to improve pediatric care. Dr. Ranadive is interested in investigating disparities in the management of developmental delays and the impact on school readiness.
Dr. Hafifa Shabaik is a nurse with a background in community health. She received her undergraduate degree in Community Health Education from California State University, Long Beach and her the Masters in Nursing from Charles R. Drew University. Dr. Shabaik obtained her doctorate degree from the UCLA School of Nursing. She goal is to become a professor who conducts research designed to address health disparities of minority populations. Specifically, Dr. Shabaik is interested in examining the role of social determinants of female migrants on women's health outcomes.
Dr. Rivfka Shenoy was a general surgery resident at UCLA. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Washington University and medical degree from New York University. Dr. Shenoy hopes to establish a career as an academic surgeon with focus on health-outcomes research. Clinically, she plans to pursue an expertise in pediatric surgery. Her research interests include examining the use of narcotics used in the perioperative settings. Her goals are to understand how to decrease excess prescriptions through standardization and patient and physician education.
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