Kelsey Johnson Ripp, MD

Associate Scholar

  •  Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine & One Health | University of Global Health Equity
  •  Rwanda
  •   Health Equity | International Medical Education | Medical Education | One Health | Planetary Health | Point of Care Ultrasound

Languages: English


Dr. Ripp is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Clinical Medicine and One Health at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda, as well as a hospitalist in the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Alaska. At UGHE, she leads the One Health/Planetary Health integration in the MBBS curriculum, co-directs the Internal Medicine clerkship, and is developing an integrated POCUS curriculum. She graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, followed by Med-Peds residency at UPenn/CHOP. She continues to be engaged in teaching Penn residents and students and facilitating collaboration between Penn residents and medical students at UGHE related to global medical education.

Recent Global Health Projects

Developed an integrated One Health/Planetary Health curriculum for undergraduate medical students; developing an integrated POCUS curriculum for undergraduate medical students in Rwanda

Selected Publications 

Most recent accepted: Bayisenge U, Ripp K, Bekele A and Henley P. Why and How a University in Rwanda is Training its Medical Students in One Health. Nature Communications. Dec 2022. Accepted.

Most recent published: Hooft A, Ripp K, Ndenga B, Mutuku F, Vu D, Baltzell K, Masese LN, Vulule J, Mukoko D and LaBeaud AD. Principles, practices and knowledge of clinicians when assessing febrile children: a qualitative study in Kenya. Malar J. 2017. 16:381.

Last Updated: 28 November 2022