Home Institution: Brown University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: Mental Health, HIV
Mr. Tabb will spend his fellowship year at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University in Moshi under the mentorship of John Bartlett, MD, Dorothy Dow, MD, MSc, Blandina Mmbaga, MD, PhD and Kristen Sullivan, PhD, MSW, MBA. His research will focus on evaluating a mental health intervention to improve mental health and HIV outcomes among HIV-infected Tanzanian youth.
Mr. Tabb is a fourth-year medical student at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received a BS in Psychology from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2008, and then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda from 2008-2010. His primary role cen-tered on implementing and managing the Uganda Ministry of Health flagship community-based healthcare initiative to train community health workers, called Village Health Teams, in Mukono District, the experience responsible for his decision to pursue a career in medi-cine. Since, Mr. Tabb has continued to stay involved in global health serving as Assistant Director of Omni Med from 2011-2012, having been accepted as a Global Health Scholarly Concentrator at AMS, and having conducted research in Apam, Ghana examining HIV test-ing practice and knowledge. Mr. Tabb’s goal is to become a leading global health clinician-scientist with a particular focus on health systems strengthening, clinical education, and im-plementation science to improve the research-to-practice continuum.