- 2016-2018 Scholars
Chethan Bachireddy, M.D. is an Internal Medicine-trained physician who grew up in Deep East Texas. He attended Harvard College where he majored in economics, later completing his medical degree at Yale University. During his clinical fellowship, Dr. Bachireddy dedicated himself to improving health for vulnerable populations through social entrepreneurship and advocacy, applying principles of management, design, and behavioral economics to primary care delivery. His research centers around care innovation for vulnerable populations, particularly around issues of mental illness, addiction, HIV, and end of life care. During his time at NCSP, Dr. Bachireddy was a VA Scholar.
Danielle Erkoboni-Wilbur, M.D. is a pediatrician who was raised in Central New Jersey and attended Wheaton College in for her undergraduate training. Dr. Erkoboni did her undergraduate medical training at The Chicago Medical School, where she developed an interest in pediatrics. She completed her pediatric training at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where she led a study investigating resident attitudes, behaviors and beliefs related to child passenger restraint. As an NSCP fellow, she divided time as an academic researcher, general pediatrician and mentor to medical students and residents. Her research centers around the effects of media on the health and development of young children.
Stacey M. Kallem, M.D. is a pediatrician who completed her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Originally from New York, she pursued her undergraduate training at Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Biology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine from the Yale School of Medicine, where she also received a Certificate in Global Medicine. Dr. Kallem spent her fellowship working towards a career that combines primary care pediatrics, health services research, and community a Her research is focused onchildhood obesity prevention, vaccine preventable diseases, socioeconomic disparities in pediatric primary care.
Tiffany M. Montgomery, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM is a women’s health nurse from Long Beach, CA. She obtained her PhD in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles; Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Nursing Education, from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing and minor in African-American Studies from San Jose State University. Dr. Montgomery spent the majority of her nursing career as a Labor & Delivery nurse, and has held numerous leadership positions in local and national nursing organizations. Dr. Montgomery's research addresses sexual health disparities, including high-risk sexual behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancy, through community-based participatory research. During her time at NCSP, Dr. Montgomery was a VA Scholar.
Josh Rolnick, M.D. completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. Originally from Southern Connecticut, Dr. Rolnick earned a Bachelors of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy from Brown University. After working in medical imaging technology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, he went on to pursue a combined MD/JD program between Stanford School of Medicine and Yale Law School. Dr. Rolnick is interested in a career as a clinician-investigator, and plans to combine research with government involvement in policy-making. His research is focused on end-of-life care, the role of legal rules and institutions in health care policy, and ethical and policy issues in the uses of digital health data and health information technology. During his time at NCSP, Dr. Rolnick was a VA Scholar.
Esther R. Smith-Howell, PhD, RN is the Dean’s Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She completed her PhD in Nursing Science at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. Originally from Winter Haven, FL, she earned her first undergraduate degree with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from the University of Florida, and earned her second undergraduate degree with a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing from Indiana University. In 2011, Esther was awarded a National Research Service Award to support her training and fund her research. Dr. Smith-Howell's research at NCSP focused on eliminating end-of-life care disparities among African American patients and their families by improving patient-family member-provider communication and decision-making.
Jane M. Zhu, M.D. is an internist from Tampa, Florida. She earned an undergraduate degree in International Development and Global Health as an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. After completing a Fulbright fellowship in Shanghai, China, working on healthcare seeking behaviors among rural-to-urban migrants, she obtained a medical degree from Harvard Medical School along with a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was involved in quality improvement initiatives and researched mental health disparities. As a clinician scholar, Dr. Zhu's research focused on disparities in quality of care, access to care, and health outcomes.