Norrisa Adriana Haynes, MD, MPH

Associate Scholar

  •  Assistant Professor | Yale Medicine
  •  Haiti
  •   Golbal Cardiovascular Health | Non-communicable disease

Languages: Conversational in Spanish, Haitian Creole (Proficient)


Norrisa Haynes MD, MPH is a third year cardiology fellow at UPenn. Dr. Haynes attended Yale for undergrad and Columbia University for medical school and internal medicine residency. She obtained her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Through Partners in Health (PIH), Dr. Haynes worked at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), in Haiti. She worked as a junior attending for 2 years at HUM while also working as a Harvard instructor and Brigham hospitalist. Dr. Haynes is interested in pursuing a career in global cardiovascular health and continues to provide pertinent cardiovascular educational content to physicians-in-training in Haiti.


Over one academic year (May/2019-May/2020), iCARDs-Haiti consisted of 20 biweekly live-streamed, synchronous didactic lectures broadcast to internal medicine residents at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in rural Haiti. HUM is 1 of only 4 internal medicine training programs in the country, training 20-25% of IM residents in the country. The iCARDs curriculum was established to provide educational content through a virtual classroom that was created using commercially available video conferencing and data-sharing platforms. Pre and post-lecture surveys and an end of the course survey were administered to assess the impact of the curriculum. Curriculum analysis revealed that the curriculum had a noteworthy impact on trainee learning.


Haynes NA, Saint-Joy V, Swain J, et al  Implementation of a virtual international cardiology curriculum to address the deficit of cardiovascular education in Haiti: a pilot studyBMJ Open 2021;11:e048690. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-048690



Last Updated: 10 October 2022