Home Institution: Purdue University
Fellowship Site: Moi University
Research Topic: Diabetes, hypertension
Dr. Tran will spend her fellowship year at Moi University in Eldoret under the mentorship of Martin Were, MD, Constantine Akwanalo, MBChB, MMed, Sonak Pastakia, PharmD, MPH, PhD, BCPS, Rajesh Vedanthan, MD, MPH, FACC and Becky Genberg, PhD. Her research will focus on identifying, characterizing, and evaluating factors that influence linkage to group-based care for diabetes and hypertension in rural Western Kenya. Dr. Tran received her PharmD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh and her global health pharmacy residency at Purdue University. Currently, Dr. Tran is a global health fellow at Purdue and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH).
Her prior research includes a study evaluating the impact of a population health approach to deliver health and wealth care to a population of about 15,000 in western Kenya. She will continue working at AMPATH to understand factors influencing linkage to diabetes and hypertension care during her Fogarty Fellowship. Her research interests include access to essential medicines and innovative health service delivery models to improve outcomes for chronic disease management in resource-constrained settings. She hopes to develop a career in global health that involves patient-centered care delivery models to improve health outcomes for patients living with chronic diseases.