Global Health Pathway
The University of Washington Global Health Pathway in Internal Medicine is designed for residents who are considering a career in global health and wish to continue global health research, program-work, or teaching pursuits during residency. Residents must apply to participate in this pathway during their intern year and those selected will have two months dedicated to global health-oriented training during the R2 and R3 years.
Residents will meet with the Global Health Pathway Director, Dr. Carey Farquhar, and other residents in the pathway as a group regularly during the course of the year to share experiences and project progress and discuss topics of mutual interest. Individual meetings with Dr. Farquhar are also encouraged. All residents are expected to present a report on their experience during their R2 and R3 year.
Please address questions regarding the pathway to Dr. Farquhar at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, complete the Global Health Pathway application form, which you can download from the Resources sidebar on this page.
Global Health Residents 2013-14
Global Health Resident Biographies
Class of 2015
Deborah Haisch, MD: While in medical school at Cornell, Dr. Haisch first researched tuberculosis in rural India, followed by a year working with Dr. Rachel Moresky on emergency medicine development at the district level in Ghana. She continued this work in residency, identifying further applications of the needs-assessment tool she previously developed, and expanding her focus to include Rwanda. She presented the data from these projects at the Emergency Medicine in the Developing World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in 2011, and is currently preparing the data for publication.
Joshua Lacsina, MD, PhD: Dr. Lacsina earned both his MD and PhD from Duke University. He plans to pursue an infectious disease fellowship after residency.
Diya Surie, MD: Dr. Surie earned her MD from Louisiana State University. She is currently a second-year internal medicine resident.
Class of 2014
Katie Benzinger, MD: Dr. Benzinger is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. As a medical student, she participated in the former Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars program, conducting cardiovascular research in Lima, Peru with Dr. Jaime Miranda, ultimately presenting her research in 2010 at the World Congress of Cardiology in Beijing. She continued her work with Dr. Miranda in residency, in addition to working with Dr. Joe Zunt and Dr. Karen Stout at UW. She has published four peer-reviewed manuscripts and submitted several abstracts based on her work. Dr. Benzinger plans to begin a master's of epidemiology in 2014, followed by cardiology fellowship at UW.
Vin Gupta, MD: Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Columbia University. He will start fellowship in critical care in 2014.
Jill Schondebare, MD, MBA: Dr. Schondebare earned her MD from the University of Connecticut and her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While pursuing these degrees, she served as a consultant at PATH in Seattle, working on several projects that combine science and business, including a comparison of the public health impact of introducing vaccine delivery technologies versus their technical and commercial feasibility. She continued working with PATH in residency, evaluating the legal and economic aspects of rice fortification in the Philippines and Costa Rica, the resulting analysis of which has been accepted by the WHO for publication. After residency, Dr. Schondebare plans to continue working in the business of global health combined with a career as a hospitalist.
Class of 2013
Noelle Benzekri, MD: Dr. Benzekri is a graduate of UCLA medical school. She is currently an infectious disease fellow at UW.
Laura Hooper, MD, MPH: Dr. Hooper earned both her MD and MPH at Tufts. She is currently a pulmonary/critical care fellow at UW.
David Watkins, MD: While in medical school at Duke University, Dr. Watkins spent a year working with mentor Bongani Mayosi at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, doing clinic- and community-based projects on the genetics and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. In residency, under the mentorship of Dr. Rachel Nugent and Dr. Jim Logerfo at UW, he broadened his focus to include the economic impact of cardiovascular disease in developing countries. He has published two manuscripts and several abstracts based on his research. Dr. Watkins currently works as a hospitalist at Harborview Medical Center and is completing an MPH in global health, while continuing his research on the global health and noncommunicable diseases.
Class of 2012
Mahri Haider, MD, MPH: Dr. Haider earned both her MD and MPH from the University of Washington, where she worked on expanding contraception in Kabul, Afghanistan as part of a project on Management Sciences for Health. She is currently an attending at the International Medical Clinic at Harborview, where, she works with the Refugee and Immigrant Health Program, a collaboration with the King County Department of Public Health, to provide treatment for newly arrived refugees with latent tuberculosis and hepatitis B. Dr. Haider also coordinates clinical care and asylum medical evaluations for victims of torture as part of the Northwest Health and Human Rights Project.
Deborah Kahal, MD: Dr. Kahal is a graduate of Tulane Medical School. She is currently a fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania.
Amanda Marshall, MD: Dr. Marshall is a graduate of Duke Medical School. She is currently a nocturnist at UW Medical Center.
Aliza Monroe-Wise, MD, MSc: After college, Dr. Monroe-Wise worked in HIV prevention, analyzing risk-taking behavior among adolescents in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She earned her Masters in Epidemiolgy from Johns Hopkins, where she studied HSV risk factors among married men in Chennai, India. She continued to pursue her interest in global health in medical school at Stanford, first studying domestic violence and HIV voluntary counseling and testing in Kampala, Uganda, followed by a study of adherence among MSM enrolled in a PrEP trail in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In residency, Dr. Monroe-Wise conducted a project to reduce wait times among HIV-positive patients at a high-volume clinic in Kibera, Kenya, as well as coordinating monitoring and evaluation of the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship for Global Health Leadership, under the mentorship of Dr. Carey Farquhar. As part of the Clinical Education Partnership Initiative, she served as Chief Resident in Naivasha, Kenya for the 2012-2013 academic year. She will begin ID fellowship in 2014.
Class of 2011
Lindley Barbee, MD, MPH: Dr. Barbee's career in global health began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, where she did community health work. Following her return to the US, she attended the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, during which time she worked on an HPV/cervical cancer prevention project in Haiti. She went on to complete internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship, working with mentors Dr. Matthew Golden and Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo. In addition to being a faculty member in UW's division of Infectious Diseases, she is currently the Assistant Medical Director for Public Health of Seattle & King County's HIV/STD Program, where, among other projects, she is researching treatment for antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers based on her research.
Jason Goldman, MD: Dr. Goldman earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. A former UW chief resident, he is currently doing fellowship in infectious diseases at UW.
Christopher Vanderwarker, MD, MBA: Dr. Vanderwarker earned his MD and MBA at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently works for the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center.