University of Pennsylvania


2011-2013 Scholars

photoNathaniel DeNicola, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology) received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine and completed residency at Tulane University. He has worked as an Assistant Medical Director in Southern California and served on the ACOG Louisiana Legislative Committee. His research interests include decision modeling for elective deliveries and antenatal corticosteroids for late preterm births. He will also investigate the use of social media in political action. He aspires to work in health policy and legislative affairs.

photoBrandi Freeman, MD (Pediatrics) received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and French from Duke University. She completed a post-baccalaurete year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and then received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. While at Baylor, she took an additional year to complete the Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Freeman completed pediatric residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has served the Student National Medical Association as National President and also the National Medical Association as Postgraduate Physician Trustee. Dr. Freeman’s research interests include health disparities, the use of technology to improve communication between physicians and parents/patients and physician workforce diversity.

photoNathan Irvin, MD (Emergency Medicine) received his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Riverside in biology, followed by a medical school degree from Harvard. He completed his emergency medicine treatment at the Alameda County Medical Center- Highland Hospital program, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Irvin is interested in youth violence and hospital based violence prevention programs, and in particular, exploring ways the emergency department can serve as an avenue to identify at risk individuals and get them into preventative programs.

photoLindsay Jubelt, MD (Internal Medicine) received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Stony Brook University. She completed residency in the primary care track at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests are in care delivery and focus on improving care coordination and the value of care for high-risk, chronically ill patients.


photoChen Kenyon, MD (Pediatrics) graduated with a degree in mathematics from University of Rochester and went on to medical school at Boston University and residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics where he served as a chief resident. He spent a year as a pediatric hospitalist and health services researcher at Children's Hospital Boston before starting the Clinical Scholars Program. His research interests include improving quality of care and reducing health care disparities for children with chronic disease. During the CSP, he will focus on identifying children with asthma with the highest resource utilization for enrollment in appropriately tailored interventions.

photoRoy Wade, MD, PhD, MPH (Pediatrics) received his undergraduate and Ph.D from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on Molecular Microbiology. He completed medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and pediatric residency training at the University of Virginia. After residency, he completed a Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard Medical School earning an MPH in Health Policy Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Wade is interested in coordination and improving care for children and youth in the welfare system.


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