Infectious Diseases Fellow, Harvard Medical School

I am a second year infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. My research involves the control of tuberculosis in resource-limited conditions with a focus on drug-resistant tuberculosis, airborne transmission, and control in hospitals with the goal of reducing transmission to patients and health care workers.

From 2012-2014, I was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer ("disease detective") at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS. Before that, I worked for one year in Mozambique as clinical director of the UCSD-Maputo Central Hospital Educational Collaboration. I completed internal medicine residency in 2011 at UCSD, medical school in 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania, and my bachelor’s degree in 2003 at Brown University.

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  • 2014–present
    Infectious Diseases Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 2012–2014
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • 2011–2012
    Clinical site director, UCSD-Maputo Central Hospital Educational Collaboration
  • 2008–2011
    Internal Medicine Residency, University of California San Diego
  • 2003–2004
    Americorps Volunteer, Providence Community Health Centers


  • 2008 
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD
  • 2003 
    Brown University, AB