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Tyler Brown, MD

Tyler is from Reno, NV, majored in chemistry at Princeton University, and completed his medical degree at Johns Hopkins. Before medical school, he provided technical support for community health worker training and malaria control programs in eastern Burma. He was a 2013-2014 Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow, studying the genetic epidemiology and evolution of drug resistance in malaria, and interned with an MSF-led pediatric tuberculosis program in Tajikistan. He is interested in HIV primary care, infectious disease epidemiology, and community-based health service delivery in resource-limited settings.

Kaylan Christianer, MD

Kaylan is from California, and studied Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and Art History and UC Davis, and medical school at Cornell. During medical school, her research interests have focused on geriatrics and palliative care, specifically symptom management in end stage renal disease. She has also been a leader of the student run free clinic, mentored high school students, and supported fellow women in medicine and students interested in geriatrics.

Cecilia Fix, MD

Cecilia is from the Washington, DC area and completed her undergraduate degree from Columbia in Comparative Literature, a post-bac from UVA, and medical school at Columbia. Cecilia worked at NIMH in a community based family study of affective spectrum disorders. During medical school, Cecilia completed a scholarly project interviewing patients in the primary care setting on health care and migration decisions for patients from the Dominican Republic. She has also been involved in medical education as a facilitator in the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course.

Jude Fleming, MD

Jude is originally from North Carolina and has also lived in the Hudson Valley for some time. She completed the PLME 8-year medical program at Brown University and studied Neuroscience as well as French and Italian language in undergrad. During medical school, Jude’s research included the diagnosis and treatment of food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma. She completed a Medical Education scholarly concentration during medical school and had the opportunity to design her own course on teaching medical topics to patients which is still ongoing. Through this concentration, Jude has taught various medical school sessions and been involved with the medical school’s tutoring programs. Although she would like to pursue a career in Gastroenterology, Jude envisions her career including a mix of clinical work, medical education, and clinical research at an academic center.

Brian Wayda, MD, MPH

Brian has worked for the Clinton Foundation in Mozambique and South Africa, conducting research and policy analyses to inform healthcare delivery, with a focus on malaria and HIV/AIDS. During medical school, he co-led a pilot project using SMS for vaccine promotion in India and consulted on the rollout of point-of-care HIV diagnostics in Mozambique. At Yale's Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, he is currently studying the causes of cardiovascular health disparities and is interested in the use of large databases and novel analytical approaches in clinical research. Brian completed his BS (Physics and Economics), MPH, and MD degrees at Yale University.

Maya Vankineni, MD

Maya is from Alabama, and studied Anthropology and Human Biology at Emory, and completed her medical school at University of Alabama. During college Maya was an All-American athlete in both soccer and tennis.  During medical school her scholarly activity has focused on professionalism and humanism in medicine. She has been active in connecting fellow medical students to faculty mentors and creating learning communities, as well as outreach to local schools for sports physicals.


Sabrina Gard, MD, MPH

Sabrina is from Staten Island, and completed her undergraduate in Biomedical Sciences at CUNY, medical school at NYU, and an MPH at University of California, Berkley.  During college and medical school, she volunteered and interned at community health clinics in the Bronx, and served as a tutor and mentor to high school students. Her interest in public health led her to pursue her MPH, focusing on the health disparity in rates of HIV in Black MSM. She also worked on a community organizing project for environmental justice in West Oakland.
Stephanie Reiff, MD

Stephanie is originally from Illinois, and completed her undergraduate in Psychology at Amherst College, and medical school at Emory. Her undergraduate thesis focused on cognition and way-finding, and she contributed to a research project on wait times in the Mt. Sinai ER. During medical school, she worked in clinical research in orthopedics, helped to plan and execute a surgical trip to Haiti, and is currently finishing a research project on the ethical and emotional factors for medical students being involved with CPR in the hospital in order to contribute to curriculum in this area. 








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