Jacky Petion, MD
Home Institution: GHESKIO, Haiti
Fellowship Site: GHESKIO, Haiti
Research Topic: HIV, Tuberculosis
Dr. Petion will spend his fellowship year at year at The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) in Port-au-Prince under the mentorship of Daniel Fitzgerald, MD, W. Jean Pape, MD and Molly McNairy, MD. His research will focus on demography and population health in urban Haiti: TB incidence and clustering.
Dr. Petion, is an infectious disease/HIV-care specialist, who graduated from the medical school of the University of Haiti in 2009. He has volunteered for one year at Albert Schweitzer Hospital in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti, helping victims of the January 12, 2010 earth-quake. When the cholera outbreak occurred in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti, in October 2010, he played an important role in coordinating healthcare delivery for affected communities, training healthcare professionals and traditional healers, and managing the newly identi-fied infectious disease in Haiti. He continues his career goal working for international child care in Haiti, coordinating HIV/TB clinic for 2 years. After his certification in global health delivery at Harvard School of Public Health in 2014, Dr. Salomon Petion started his career research at GHESKIO, the largest Caribbean HIV/TB research center, conducting ACTG research protocol and trying to improve care delivery for the HIV/TB patients.