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  • Courtney Birchall

    Courtney Birchall

    Courtney Birchall is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMASS Memorial Medical Center. She received a Bachelors in Neuroscience from Stonehill College and a Doctor of Medicine from UMass Chan Medical School. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State Medical Center. Her research interests include improving surgical outcomes following cesarean delivery, as well as maternal substance use and exposure in pregnancy.

  • Kathryn Delaney

    Kathryn Delaney, MD, MA

    Katie Delaney is a fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received a Bachelor's degree in English and Non-fiction Writing from Brown University, a Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Northwestern University, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Her academic interests include ethics and decision-making in prenatal diagnosis and ethics instruction in medical education. 

  • Andreas Filippaios

    Andreas Filippaios

    Andreas Filippaios is a T32 Cardiovascular Research Fellow and a Digital Medicine Fellow at the UMass Chan Medical School. He grew up in Athens, Greece and received his medical degree from the University of Athens Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and practiced as an internist at Lowell General Hospital. His research focus spans across the intersection of cardiology and digital medicine, predictive analytics, and examining the impact and usability of novel point-of-care technologies and wearable devices. He aspires to pursue a career in cardiology. 

  • Jacqueline Furbacher

    Jacqueline Furbacher, MD

    Jackie (Jacqueline) Furbacher is a Health Equity Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMASS. She completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry at The University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests include health disparity, social determinants of health and food insecurity. 

  • Vincent Kan

    Vincent Kan

    Vincent Kan is an emergency physician and a Clinical and Translational Science Research Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School. He received his medical degree from Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at UMass Chan Medical School. His research interests include evaluating the role of medical decision-making and practice variations in patient outcomes, health care disparities in emergency care, and improving trauma care in the geriatric population.

  • Syed Naeem

    Syed Naeem

    Syed Naeem was selected as a scholarship recipient from UMass Chan Medical School, Center for Clinical and Translation Science. He is currently a senior clinical research coordinator in the medicine department at UMass Chan. Previously, Syed worked as a research fellow at Brown University. He grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and received his medical degree from Dow Medical College. He completed a year of clinical training in internal medicine before deciding to explore more clinical research. His current research focuses mainly on health outcomes to improve the quality of care for patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Syed aspires to pursue a career in Internal medicine/Primary care medicine.

  • Alexandra Onyiego

    Alexandra Onyiego

    Alexandra Onyiego is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Colorectal Surgery UMASS Memorial Medical Center. She is currently a General Surgery resident at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans where she also received her Doctor of Medicine. Prior to this she received her Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Her research interests include Colorectal Cancer in young and disadvantaged populations, specifically disparities that lead to poor outcomes. As well as new techniques and procedures in the field of Colorectal surgery to improve patient outcomes. 

  • Justin Rucci

    Justin Rucci

    Justin Rucci is a pulmonologist, intensivist, and post-doctoral research fellow at the Boston Veterans Affairs Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and then completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale University followed by fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Boston University. His current research evaluates practice pattern variation across intensive care units and the associated patient outcomes. 

  • Alexander Wilkins

    Alexander Wilkins

    Alexander Wilkins, Ph.D., is a Deaf Assistant Professor in the UMass Chan Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the DeafYes Center for Empowerment and Recovery. He has a degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University. He was a recipient of a Diversity Supplement Grant and is currently funded by a K23 Early Career Investigator Grant, both awarded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). His K23 research focuses on adapting motivational enhancement therapy for use with the deaf and hard of hearing community. His general research interests include improving access to mental and behavioral health services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.