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Attending Physician in Cardiology (Fee-Basis) at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences. Graduate of Stanford Internal Medicine / Global Health Residency / Chief Resident, and Cardiology Fellowship Programs.My professional interests include epidemiology and health services research focused on heart disease and environmental determinants of cardiovascular disorders, particularly in global vulnerable populations. I also have a longstanding interest in studying and improving the quality of care for neglected tropical heart diseases of low- and middle-income countries, chief among them rheumatic heart disease. I consider myself methodologically agnostic, and incorporate classic descriptive/analytic epidemiology, big data/outcomes analysis, health systems modeling, and geographic information services techniques in my work.
- Created protocols, staffed, and managed the Hepatitis B program at Pacific Free Clinic,a student-run health clinic providing medical care for uninsured and underserved populations in the San Jose, CA area. - Screened and vaccinated at-risk individuals against Hepatitis B virus, monitored infected patients, and reported epidemiological data to the Santa Clara Department of Public Health.
San Jose, CA
- Provided medical care at student-run clinic delivering health care for uninsured and underserved populations in the East Palo Alto, CA area.
Menlo Park, CA
- Developed information sharing infrastructure for nonprofit NGO collaborating with the Nepali government to construct and run a hospital in rural Nepal.- Traveled to Kathmandu and Sanfebagar to recruit clinic staff, test telecommunications devices for telemedicine opportunities, and perform administrative duties on behalf of the clinic with UNICEF and the Nepali National Center for STD and AIDS Control.
Teaching member of initiative to write, teach, and test a health education curriculum for New Haven, CT high school students
New Haven, CT
Residential advisor in charge of maintaining graduate student safety and wellness through workshops, mentoring, social programming, and mental health initiatives
Delivered care for patients and taught medical students and interns at the University Central Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Travel, History, Anthroplogy, Writing, Art Appreciation, Cooking, Football, Hiking
My research interests center around the epidemiology, environmental determinants, and health services dimensions of heart disease, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations, both international and domestic. Current projects include the development of novel care quality metrics for use in rheumatic heart disease in East Africa, testing of low sodium salt substitutes in South Asia, describing the global patterns of cardiovascular multimorbidity, and assessing the cardiovascular impacts of cyclical climate change-associated major environmental events. Other research interests include cost-effectiveness analysis, health economics, and device/service innovation for low-resource settings.