Hannah is from Ridgewood, NJ. She majored in neuroscience at Muhlenberg College, where she first became interested in the dynamic relationship between mind and body. After graduating, Hannah worked at the Child Mind Institute in NYC, where she developed a passion for working with young children and their families who have anxiety conditions, with a special interest in Selective Mutism. She also worked at a non-profit called Positive Exposure, which uses the visual arts to create human-centered medical education resources that celebrate the beauty in human diversity. At Penn State College of Medicine, Hannah combined her love for medicine and the arts as an active member of the on campus a capella group and an actress in several performances on campus. As a triple board resident, Hannah is interested in pursuing a career in integrated care. She aspires to work with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to continue to develop and apply her love for behavioral, exposure based therapies for children with anxiety conditions.
Elizabeth earned her MD from the University of Missouri. Prior, she double majored in biology and dance at Loyola Chicago. Elizabeth has a passion for equity and social justice. Throughout medical school, she lived at St. Francis House, a local homeless shelter and soup kitchen. She was Chair of Community Outreach at the student-run free clinic before becoming a Clinic Director. She collaborated on efforts to improve gender affirming care through the establishment of a free specialty clinic for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) patients and founding a TGNC health conference. She also led initiatives to care for survivors of intimate partner violence and to promote trauma-informed care. Her research focused on Indigenous health, including the development of a program for healthcare providers to improve their care of Indigenous patients. She is excited to meet, listen to, and support her new patients and community as a triple board resident!
Katie grew up in the Chicago suburbs and completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis where she earned her B.A. in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. Before medical school, she spent two years working in Women’s Mental Health research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She then received her MD and Master of Science in Population Medicine from Brown University, where she was selected for AOA and was the 2021 recipient of the Christopher Benedict, MD, Child Psychiatry Award. During medical school, Katie’s scholarly work focused on leveraging the pediatric primary care setting to improve access to mental health care for children and their moms, as well as community-based work focused on improving health care for women with substance use disorders in early recovery. Katie is passionate about integrated behavioral health in the primary care setting for children and adolescents, and she hopes to use her triple board training to help support primary care pediatricians in meeting the demand for child mental health services. Katie is also passionate about teaching and mentorship and looks forward to continuing to grow as a clinician-educator during residency. Outside of the hospital, Katie enjoys exploring the top-notch Providence food scene, enjoying the beaches and mountains of New England, and spending time perfecting her homemade pasta recipe.
Ashley Patrice Martinez
Ashley was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She attended Brown University through the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), a combined eight-year program where she earned her degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. Ashley was a member of Casa Machado (Brown's Latinx program house) and worked with The Samaritans of RI as a suicide hotline volunteer for several years. In medical school, she volunteered as a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line and was a member of the Latinx Medical Student Association. Ashley received the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's Medical Student Fellowship and spent a summer during medical school researching irritability in very young children at Bradley Hospital's Pediatric Partial Hospital Program. She was the recipient of the 2020 Christopher Benedick, MD, Child Psychiatry Award. She is passionate about mentoring underrepresented minority students and working with underserved communities. Ashley is interested in integrated primary care and increasing access to mental health services. Outside of medicine, Ashley is an avid reader who also enjoys scrapbooking, trying new restaurants, staying active with Zumba, and binge watching all eight Harry Potter movies!
Chase received his MD with Distinction in Community Service and Advocacy from St. Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine, and his BA in Biology from Claremont McKenna College. He was selected for AOA, as well as Outstanding Student in Child Psychiatry, on graduation from SLU. Throughout medical school, Chase completed research in a variety of fields, with a particular focus on fetal surgery for myelomeningocele repair and congenital cardiac disease. He also headed the Advocacy and Service Learning Community at SLU, organizing school-wide service days, volunteering, and establishing relationships within the St. Louis community. In this role, Chase worked closely with the St. Louis Juvenile Justice system to help improve the transition of psychiatric care for children being released from juvenile corrections back into their communities.
Stephanie Bing Wagner
Stephanie grew up in the Chicago suburbs and then received her undergraduate degree in Global Affairs from Yale University. After completing a post-bac program and a year working in health systems research, Stephanie received her MD and MPH from Emory University in Atlanta. She is a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys eating her way through Providence, specifically from cool ice cream pop-ups ranging from Asian style bubble waffle ice cream cones to small batch seasonal ice creams from a local coffee shop, and finding nature within the city along Blackstone Blvd.
Ashley received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine (AOA). She earned her BA in Psychology (Phi Beta Kappa) from The Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded the Marc Amaya North Carolina Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Award in 2018-2019 and the William Bell Award from the Duke Pediatrics Residency and “Good Catch” Award presented by the president of Duke University in 2018. As a third-year student, Ashley completed research on the clinical phenotypes and diagnosis of seropositive autoimmune encephalitis and Hashimoto's encephalopathy and presented her findings in national forums. She also contributed to the development of a seminar for clerkship year students focusing on the experience of the emotions of shame, guilt, and the concept of resilience within the medical learning environment.
Yvorn "Doc" received his MD from the UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program in Los Angeles, California. He earned his BA in Human Biology and African and African-American Studies from Stanford University. He was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship and the American Medical Association Foundation Minority Scholars Award. Yvorn served as Co-President of the Student National Medical Association and led a mentorship program for disadvantaged high school students in L.A. He also co-founded Health Beyond Bars a student-run group that mentors and provides health education to incarcerated youth in juvenile facilities. His research interests have focused on promoting health for youth after Incarceration.
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Paula received her MD in May 2019 from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BS in Biology and Psychology from Stanford University. She earned her M.Ed. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She was awarded an individual fellowship through the National Institute of Child Health and Development National Research Service Award to support her PhD research on brain health in youth perinatally-acquired HIV. Paula served as a director for the MSTP Promoting Inner-City Youth in Science and Medicine program where she helped to design the curriculum of clinical cases and experiments for inner-city Chicago high school students at the Boys & Girls Club. She served as a neuroanatomy teaching assistant for medical students and mentored graduate students. She was awarded the Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship for outstanding PhD students by Northwestern as well as the Young Investigator Award from the Conference on Retroviruses and Infections in recognition of her research.
Sarah “Sally” received her MD in May 2018 from the University of California, Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine. She was also a student in UCLA PRIME, a five-year program focusing on the development of leaders in medicine addressing policy, care and research in healthcare for the underserved. Sally earned her bachelor degree in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and her MPH from the University of California Los Angeles. Sally was a Martin Covel Medical Student Scholarship recipient, a Mackenzie Foundation Scholar, and co-director of Patient Engagement at the UCLA MyLife Program. She has also mentored undergraduates in the Pipeline Program and was a leader in a Global Health course.
Vicenta “Vic” received her MD in May 2018 from the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She earned her BA in Neurosciences and minor in Chinese from Middlebury College. Vic was selected to be a student member of the Learning Environment and Professionalism (LEAP) Committee to provide a voice for improvement of educational standards. She was a Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship, which is awarded for demonstrated passion and commitment to meeting the health care needs of the underserved in rural Vermont. Vic was also a volunteer family liaison at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department anda leader of the UVM College of Medicine Yoga Student Interest Group.
Phillip received his MD in May 2018 from the Indiana University School of Medicine where he also earned his Bachelor of Science with distinction in Psychology. He was the recipient of the Douglas A. Triplett Scholarship based on academic achievement and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Phillip is founder of the Peer-to-Peer Support Training where he created a training plan for students to identify, approach and refer fellow students in need, which is being disseminated to the IU School of Dentistry and Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He also participated in research to expand the treatment of teens with substance abuse using a smart phone app.
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Khushbu received her MD in May of 2017 from Drexel University College of Medicine. Khushbu earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Khushbu was on the Dean’s List and in the Honors Program and she received a four-year scholarship from the Clarence and Ruth Moll Society, a scholarship for exemplary premedical students. Khushbu has been very active in both service and leadership activities. She served as President, Treasurer and Secretary of Drexel’s Family Medicine Interest Group. Khushbu volunteered at the Eliza Shirley Clinic, a student-run clinic that serves the medical needs of homeless women and their families. Additionally, she volunteered with CPR Anytime, teaching CPR to junior high and high school students in the Philadelphia area. Khushbu has also been involved in clinical research in the Department of Psychiatry, evaluating the effects of gender non-conforming behaviors in four-year olds on the development of depressive symptoms in adolescents and the influence of gender and ethnicity in addictive disorders in college students.
Colleen received her MD in May of 2017 from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where she was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Colleen earned her B.S degree in Psychology from Michigan State. She has been very active in both leadership and scholarship. Colleen was secretary of Education in Transforming Community health, a student organization that taught health lessons to residents of a Lansing youth shelter. Colleen traveled to Thailand to work in a rural community clinic, providing wound care, health checks, vaccinations and health education. She completed training to become a member of the Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team and became a medical advocate, responding to provide resources and support to victims of sexual assault. Colleen volunteered at Whaley’s Children Center, a residential school for children in the foster care system. Colleen participated in Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) that that enables then to lead efforts to address the needs of medically underserved populations.
Elizabeth received her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine in May of 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. Elizabeth was a member of the Combined MD/MPH Degree Merit-Based Scholarship Award. She also received an American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Medical Student Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and was a Tulane Klingenstein Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Student Fellowship Scholar. She conducted research in perinatal psychiatry and presented her findings at the Annual Klingenstein Conference. Elizabeth has been involved in research of the internal perceptions of children’s disruptive behaviors with the Tulane Department of Child Psychiatry. She also participated in a research project focused on changes in how parents perceive and experience their child during Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has presented her findings at national meetings.