Kraft Fellows

Portrait of Meredith Eicken
Meredith Eicken, MD
Medicine-Pediatrics, MGH Revere | Class of 2017

Medical School: Vanderbilt University

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

I strongly believe that everyone should have access to high quality, accessible, and equitable healthcare. At the core of this mission is a necessity to strengthen the capacity of our health centers. In my career, I envision participating in clinical work, research, and educational projects to improve the delivery of healthcare to underserved populations, serving as a patient advocate and mentor for primary care trainees, while also being a community health leader.

Project Focus: Enhancing Self-Care and Patient Education for Vulnerable and Overweight Patients Read more about Meredith »

Portrait of Lauren Graber
Lauren Graber, MD
Family Medicine, Codman Square Health Center | Class of 2017

Medical School: Yale University

Residency: Boston Medical Center

I want to delve deeper into the principles of community-based participatory research, incorporating this rigorous model into my underserved primary care practice. I want to be a part of community empowerment and organizing, collaborate in public health efforts to stimulate change, and serve as a primary care leader in my community health center.

Project Focus: Characterizing Support for At-Risk Families at Codman Square Health Center: LAUNCH Program Read more about Lauren »

Portrait of Tiffany Blake-Lamb
Tiffany Blake-Lamb, MD, MSc
OB/GYN, MGH Revere Health Center | Class of 2016

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

Working as women’s health physician, I have learned that an individual’s health is inseparably linked not only to her own behaviors, but also to influences from her family, community, and culture. With this perspective, I hope to build a career that enables me to care for the health of individual women while simultaneously working to optimize the effects of the social environment on health for communities of women.

Project Focus: Postpartum Checklist: Improving the Transition of Care between Obstetrics and Primary Care for Women after Pregnancy Read more about Tiffany »

Portrait of Alex Keuroghlian
Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MSc
Psychiatry, Fenway Health | Class of 2016

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital

As a psychiatrist-in-training, social justice has become a guiding principle for my clinical activities, research, and teaching endeavors. I plan to pursue a career that leverages my experience in these three domains to advocate for and treat our most vulnerable patients, and minimize the health disparities they face.

Project Focus: Substance Use and Posttraumatic Stress Intervention to Prevent HIV in Transgender Women Read more about Alex »

Portrait of Sarah Matathia
Sarah Matathia, MD
Family Medicine, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center | Class of 2016

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency: University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital

I aspire first and foremost to be a strong primary care clinician to patients of all ages in an urban underserved setting. I aim to complement this work with a rigorous public health approach through systems improvement, program development and community partnerships.

Project Focus: An Exploration of Maternal Child Health Services through a Collective Impact Analysis Read more about Sarah »

Portrait of Elise Carpenter
Elise Carpenter, MD, PhD
Family Medicine, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center | Class of 2015

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: Lawrence Family Medicine Residency

Community health centers serve the underserved, and yet by envisioning them as the institutional examples of high quality, innovative primary care, they can be exemplars of excellent primary care...

Project Focus: Adding narrative research to an ongoing super–utilizer study at Greater Lawrence Read more about Elise »

Portrait of Thomas Kim, MD
Thomas Kim, MD
Family Medicine, Lynn Community Health Center | Class of 2015

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Residency: Lawrence Family Medicine Residency

Empowered by my fellowship training at the Kraft Center for Community Health, I hope to demonstrate what my patients and many others have long recognized: care at the community health center can be exceptional.

Project Focus: Building community through group prenatal care to support and empower young pregnant women and improve pregnancy outcomes. Read more about Thomas »

Portrait of Kimberly Montez, MD
Kimberly Montez, MD
Pediatrics, MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center | Class of 2015

Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine

Residency: University of California, San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital

After completing the fellowship, I will be empowered to give back to a community similar to the one in which I grew up.

Project Focus: Addressing pediatric obesity within the MGH Chelsea community Read more about Kimberly »

Portrait of Audrey Provenzano
Audrey Provenzano, MD
Internal Medicine, The Dimock Center | Class of 2015

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

To end inequality, we must re-enshrine primary care as the center of our healthcare system.

Project Focus: Enhancing health care and services for senior patients at Dimock Read more about Audrey »

Portrait of Sural Shah
Sural Shah, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, East Cambridge Health Center | Class of 2015

Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine

Residency: University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

I am dedicated to becoming a leader in clinical care and policy improving healthcare access, utilization and outcomes for recent immigrants and refugees.

Project Focus: Investigating the relationship between (immigrant) documentation status and their children’s health status and health utilization Read more about Sural »

Portrait of Genevieve Daftary
Genevieve Daftary, MD, MPH
Pediatrics, Codman Square Health Center | Class of 2014

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

I want to be a great clinician who can qualitatively and quantitatively reflect on the work that I do in order to provide patients with the best individual care and programs...

Project Focus: Empowering youth at Codman Square Academy around school-required BMI measurements Read more about Genevieve »

Ian Huntington, MD
Internal Medicine, Codman Square Health Center | Class of 2014

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Chronic diseases affect patients from all socio-economic classes but fall most heavily upon societies most disadvantaged. I seek to find a bridge between the system as it is now and the needs of the patients who use it most...

Project Focus: Improving inter-visit care for patients with chronic diseases. Read more about Ian »

Joseph Joyner, MD
Internal Medicine, MGH CHelsea HealthCare Center | Class of 2014

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

I hope to gain the necessary tools for a career that combines both clinical care and policy analysis, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations in society...

Project Focus: Identifying and addressing substance abuse and depression in adult primary care Read more about Joe »

Katherine Hobbs Knutson, MD
Adulty & Child Psychiatry, South Boston Community Health Center | Class of 2014

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital

Growing up in a medically underserved rural area and my experiences in medical training and academic research have solidified my dedication to community mental health...

Project Focus: Identifying and treating children with serious emotional disturbance at South Boston Read more about Kate »

Talya Salant, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Bowdoin Street Health Center | Class of 2014

Medical School: University of Chicago

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

It is intensely important to me to remain grounded in daily clinical work and patient care...

Project Focus: Integrating a community health worker into an advanced primary care medical home. Read more about Talya »