Our Faculty

Melanie Anspacher, MD
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Director, Global Health Curriculum
Interests: Child health in developing countries, resident education on global health, and pediatric asthma care and education

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: Howard University
Residency: Howard University
Other Education: Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership Fellowship
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Senior Vice President, Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health
Interests: Access to healthcare services for underserved populations, cultural competency, health disparities, community-based education, and leadership development

Kathy Ferrer, MD
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (med/peds) 
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Co-director of the Global Health Curriculum
Academic Interests: global child health, resident/student medical education, global and local HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, community STI screening, education and treatment

Allison M. Jackson, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: Harvard Radcliffe University
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Children's National Health System
Other Education: Master Teacher Certificate in Medical Education, Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development, DC Clinical Research Training Consortium Program Fellow
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Division Chief, Child & Adolescent Protection Center (CAPC), Director, CAPC Rotation
Academic Interests: Medical education on child abuse and family violence, improving the recognition of child abuse by medical professionals

Cara Lichtenstein, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Other Education: Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics/Community-Oriented Primary Care; Masters in Public Health at George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services; Master Teacher and Leadership Development Program
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Director, Community Health Track, Associate Residency Program Director
Interests: Integrating public health into primary care, resident education, and early childhood development

Lee Savio Beers, MD
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Other Education: Master Teacher and Leadership Development Program
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Director, Child Health Advocacy Institute Rotation
Academic Interests: Adolescent parents, teen pregnancy, early childhood brain development, mental health in primary care

Marceé J. White, MD
Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Children’s National Health System/Howard University Community Health Track
Chief Residency:  Children's National Health System
Other Education: Master Teacher Leadership Development Program at George Washington University.
Primary Role within Community Health Track: Assistant Program Director; Associate Medical Director of the Children's Health Center at THEARC; Continuity Clinic Preceptor; Director, THEARC Rotation
Academic Interests:  resident and student education, health disparities, dental health, and advocating for vulnerable populations and underserved communities

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