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Our Faculty

Binny Chokshi, M.D.
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency & Chief Residency: Children’s National Health System
Other Education: Master Teacher Certificate in Medical Education, Master in Education Candidate
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track: Co- Director, Community Building Blocks Rotation 
Academic Interests: Adverse childhood experiences, trauma-informed care, teen pregnancy and medical education

Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., M.B.A.
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: Howard University 
Residency & Chief Residency: Howard University
Other Education: Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University; W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership Fellowship
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track:  Executive Vice President, Ambulatory and Community Health Services
Academic Interests: Access to healthcare services for underserved populations, cultural competency, health disparities, community-based education and leadership development

Danielle Dooley, M.D., M.Phil.
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: Columbia University of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center 
Other Education: Master of Philosophy in Community Health from University of Edinburgh
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track: Director, CHAI Advocacy Rotation 
Academic Interests: School health, immigrant child health and teen pregnancy prevention

Olanrewaju "Lanre" Falusi, M.D.
Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency & Chief Residency: Children’s National Health System
Other Education: Master Teacher Certificate in Medical Education, Master in Education Candidate
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track: Assistant Director, LAUnCH Track
Academic Interests: Community health, social determinants of health, advocacy, medical education and immigrant health 

Kathy Ferrer, M.D.
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine (Meds/Peds)
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track:  Co-Director, Global Health Curriculum 
Academic Interests: Global health, immigrant health, community STI screening and resident/student medical education

Allison M. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.
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 LAUnCH 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 and vicarious trauma

Cara Lichtenstein, M.D., M.P.H
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 LAUnCH Track: Director, LAUnCH Track, Associate Residency Program Director
Interests: Residency training around health equity, implicit bias and the social determinants of health 

Yael Smiley, M.D.
Undergraduate: McGill University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Children’s National Health System
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track: Director, Population Health and Leadership Rotation
Academic Interests: Health equity, implicit bias, reproductive health and medical education

Desiree de la Torre
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School: Boston University (MPH) and Johns Hopkins University (MBA)
Primary Role within LAUnCH Track: Co-Director, Population Health and Leadership Rotation
Academic Interests: Heath equity, social determinants of health, advocacy and school health