2017 - 2018 Fellows

Justin Banerdt
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2017-2018 
Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: University Teaching Hospital (UTH), University of Zambia (UNZA)
Research Topic: HIV

LMIC Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: GHESKIO
Fellowship Site: The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO)
Research Topic: STI diseases
 
Albert Kihunrwa, MD, MMed
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) and Bugando Medical Center
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical Center
Research Topic: HIV
 
Krishna Kiran Kota, MS
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2017-2018 
Home Institution: Georgia State University
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) 
Research Topic: substance abuse and mental health 
 
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP)
Research Topic: childhood obesity
 
Deng Madut, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC)
Research Topic: HIV
 
Andrew McCrary, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
Research Topic: HIV
 
Daniel Oduro, PhD, MPhil
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana
Fellowship Site: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana and Groupe Haitian d'Étude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO)
Research Topic: Malaria
 
Jessica Preslar
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: CDC Sierra Leone
Research Topic: Under-five mortality
 
Jessica Ruff, MD, MA
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Case Western Medical School

Fellowship Site: Moi University
Research Topic: Chronic disease care in LMICs

 
Suhas Shewale, MPH
LMIC Scholar, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: National AIDS Research Institute
Fellowship Site: National AIDS Research Institute
Research Topic: Reproductive and sexual health services 
 
Dan (Tina) Tran, PharmD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Purdue University
Fellowship Site: Moi University
Research Topic: Diabetes, hypertension
 
Fran Wu, MD, MPH
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site:  Addis Ababa University
Research Topic: Retinoblastoma
 
Julia Xu, MD, MS
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2017-2018
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Siriraj Hospital
Research Topic: Migrant populations