2021 National Clinician Scholar Program Cohort

 

Adesuwa I. Akhetuamhen, MD
Adesuwa I. Akhetuamhen, MD

Dr. Akhetuamhen, an Emergency Medicine physician, joins us from Northwestern University.

 

Research Interests:

Utilizing cross-cultural education, implementation science, and community-based participatory research methods to improve disparities in emergency medical care, specifically for patients with cardiovascular disease

 

 

 

 

 

Lurit Bepo, MD, MPH
Lurit Bepo, MD, MPH

Dr. Bepo, an internist, joins us from UCSF.   

 

Research Interests:

Increasing equity in heart failure readmissions for African-American patients with complex medical and psychosocial conditions, increasing primary care capacity to provide tele-mental health in era of COVID-19, and the effects of COVID-19-induced unemployment and insurance loss on access to care for minority populations

 

 

 

 

 

Ilana Garcia-Grossman, MD
Ilana Garcia-Grossman, MD

Dr. Garcia-Grossman, an internist, joins us from UCSF.

 

Research Interests:

Healthcare interventions to better serve the needs of vulnerable populations, including LGBTQ individuals and individuals impacted by carceral systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Sean McClellan, MD
Sean McClellan, MD

Dr. McClellan, a family and community medicine physician, joins us from University of Illinois.

 

Research Interests:

Understanding the distinct ways chronic conditions affects different populations, with an emphasis on global health and disparities and a specific focus on Mexico and immigrant populations in the United States

 

 

 

 

 

 Molina

Melanie Molina, MD

Dr. Molina, an Emergency Medicine physician, joins us from Harvard.

 

Research Interests:

Identifying and addressing social needs within the emergency department, reducing disparities in access to care, and promoting health equity

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Odes, PhD (c), RN
Rachel Odes, PhD (c), RN

Rachel Odes is a candidate for a PhD in nursing from UCSF.

 

Research Interests:

Understanding patients' and their family members' experiences of community-based mental health crisis interventions, and improving safety for patients and staff in psychiatric treatment settings

 

 

 

 

 

 Yilma
Mignote Yilma, MD

Dr. Yilma, a surgeon, joins us from UCSF.

 

Research Interests:

Investigating barriers to solid organ transplantation as well as exploring the role of primary language, educational level, and social support on transplant waitlist evaluations and transplantation outcomes