University of Pennsylvania


2010-2012 Scholars

photoEugenia Garvin, MD (Surgery) received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri. She is pursuing the Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship in the middle of her General Surgery Residency with Washington University. Dr. Garvin’s research focuses on gunshot violence prevention, particularly as it relates to minority and urban males populations. Her aspiration is to become trained in public health research, and health policy advocacy for vulnerable populations.

photoMana Golzari, MD (Pediatrics) received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical training was completed at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Golzari’s primary research focus includes healthcare reform for incarcerated youth and interventions targeting youth violence. She was actively involved in modifying legislation in California related to healthcare policies for incarcerated youth upon reentry.

photoManuel Jimenenz, MD (Pediatrics)received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, and his Medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His residency was at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Jimenez’ interests include improving the quality of life for children with developmental disabilities and/or chronic illness through improved clinical care and public policy. His research will focus on exploring the impact of parental health literacy on pediatric quality and patient safety.

photoShreya Kangovi, MD (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics) received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her medical degree from Harvard University. She did a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kangovi is pursuing community based research that will provide tools to lay the groundwork for establishing a of a city-wide Community Health Worker program.


photoDawn Mautner, MD (Family Medicine) completed her undergraduate degrees at Pomona College and Portland State University. Dr. Mautner spent two years prior to medical school in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, and returned to pursue and receive her medical degree from Penn State University. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she stayed on for an additional year as chief resident and Faculty Development Fellow. Broadly, her research targets social determinants of health and policy and advocacy for underserved populations. She is focusing on professional workforce issues in vulnerable communities, with emphasis on youth mentoring programs.

photoKalpana Narayan, MD, MSc received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers and her medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She also received a Masters degree from the London School of Economics in Health Policy and Financing. Dr. Narayan did her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Her research will explore geriatric capacity building within the hospital setting, more specifically in the emergency department and assess its role with cost and quality of care. She hopes to address ways to improve efficiency of healthcare delivery to the elderly.

photoAnand Shah, MD (Emergency Medicine) received his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency and chief residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Shah’s research focuses on health systems integration and quality of care. During his RWJ training, he will examine the effects of health information technology when deployed as a quality improvement tool.


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