Kathleen Walsh, MD, MPH

U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16

Home Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Site: Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), Haiti
Research Topic: Tuberculosis

Dr. Walsh will spend her fellowship year at GHESKIO Centers in Port-au-Prince under the mentorship of Daniel Fitzgerald, MD and Jean W. Pape, MD. Her research will focus on a 14-day early bactericidal activity study of nitazoxanide for the treatment of tuberculosis.

Dr. Walsh is currently a chief resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. She first became interested in global health during her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, while researching humanitarian workers’ rights under international law. She obtained an MPH from Brown University where her research focused on the interaction of disease transmission and social support structures in resource-limited settings. She then pursued an MD from Tulane University, during which time she participated in clinical trips to Nicaragua. Dr. Walsh’s long-term career goal is to work towards eliminating global health disparities through both re- search and clinical practice.

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