University of Pennsylvania


2008-2010 Scholars

  • J. Jane Shin Jue, MD, (Internal Medicine) received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. During her time in medical school she founded a free health clinic which continues to serve the homeless and marginalized community of Manhattan's lower East side. Completing her residency in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, she also received special training in global health medicine. Uganda, India, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Brazil are some of the places where she has done medical work. She was a 2007 recipient of the AMA Leadership Award. Areas of prior research for Dr. Jue include barriers to HIV testing, diabetes disparities, and also professionalism in medical education. She is currently working on research in adolescent obesity. Other areas of interest include the impact of media in health promotion, ethics in health care management and heath care financing, and ethics in medical training.
  • Zachary Meisel MD, MPH, (Emergency Medicine) received his undergraduate degree in History at Columbia. He received his medical and public health degrees at Johns Hopkins and completed his residency as chief resident at the University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in how health care workers communicate with each other during emergencies and is particularly interested in patient safety during transitions in care from EMS to hospital settings. He is a contributing columnist for the online journal Slate, and is interested in evaluating methods to improve the dissemination of health services concepts to influential, non-medical decision makers.
  • Mark Neuman, MD, (Anesthesiology) is an anesthesiologist who attended Yale College and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his training in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Neuman’s research examines the intersection of acute surgical care and the medical management of chronic conditions in the elderly. His current projects focus on strategies for improving inpatient care for patients with hip fracture and reducing rates of re-admission after surgical procedures.
  • Matthew Press, M.D., (Internal Medicine) received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has studied at the London School of Economics. His current research interests include the impact of organizational culture and workplace characteristics on health care quality.
  • Charmaine Smith Wright, MD, (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics) grew up in Illinois, then went to Harvard for college and medical school. She completed her residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard's Combined med-peds program and was selected chief her final year. During residency, she nurtured her interest in maternal-child health and nutrition throughout the lifespan. She continues to work to understand the associations that exist between pregnancy, mother and child by studying prospective and retrospective cohort data and developing a postpartum weight loss program.
  • Anje Van Berckelaer, MD (Family Medicine) is a family physician who trained at Harvard Medical School and the family medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has recently worked in pediatric malnutrition and TB/HIV programs in sub-Saharan Africa with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Her current research and advocacy interests are centered on access to health care and enrollment in public health insurance programs.
  • Glenda Wrenn, MD (Psychiatry) received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania where she participated in the Clinical Research Scholars Program in Psychiatry. Her clinical and research interests include enhancing resiliency of communities, integrating systems of mental health care, developing effective systems to respond to mass trauma, and addressing health disparities in mental health access.


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