Department of Family and Community Medicine

Fellows

Master
People
First Name
Marissa
Middle Name
Ann
Last Name
Valentine-King
Postdoctoral Fellow PhD
First Name
Namrata
Last Name
Walia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow-MD
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Alumni Fellows - Where are they now?

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Kiara Spooner, Ph.D.

“The fellowship offered great opportunities to engage in primary care and health services research. As a fellow, most appreciated was the flexibility to design/pursue my own research agenda, as well sharpen my statistical programming and analytical skills. Not only did the fellowship play an integral role in achieving my career goals, it opened doors for me to contribute to efforts which embrace the collaborative power of public health and primary care.”

Fellowship graduation: September 2017

Topics/interests during fellowship: Patient-provider communication, health disparities, integration of public health into primary care, maternal and child health

Current appointment: Assistant Professor, BCM Department of Family & Community Medicine

Current work: Patient-provider communication, health disparities, integration of public health into primary care, maternal and child health

Awards:

Title: Reducing health disparities in primary care through a family medicine-library alliance
Funding: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Role: Principal Investigator
Award Period: 2017-2020

Title: MCH Pipeline Training Program, Student Training for Academic Readiness and Success
Funding: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Role: Co-Investigator/Training Director
Award Period: 2016-2021

Title: FASD South Practice & Implementation Center: A Focus on Primary Care and Social Work
Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Role: Trainer/Patient Educator
Award Period: 2016-2018
Photo: Kiara Spooner, DrPH