Meet our 2020-2021 LEADS Fellows!

Alicia Allen, PhD, MPH

2020-2021 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Assessing and Addressing the Needs of Family Medicine Research Faculty, Staff, and Programs

Advisor: Cathy Morrow, MD

Alicia Allen, PhD, MPH is a behavioral epidemiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Allen's current research focuses on the intersection between substance misuse (e.g., nicotine/tobacco, cannabis, opioids) and women's health (e.g., pregnancy, postpartum, hormonal contraceptive use). As an behavioral epidemiologist, she is also particularly interested in research study design and improving methodology. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, and has been funded by National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, ClearWay Minnesota, and University of Arizona. Dr. Allen is also the co-director of the Resident Scholarly Project Program (RSPP), as well as associate editor with Nicotine Tobacco Research (NTR), the clinical director with Society for Research on Nicotine Tobacco University (SRNT-U) and recently served on an expert panel for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Sean David, MD, SM, DPhil

2020-2021 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Development of a Precision Primary Care Outcomes Research Program within an Integrated Health Care System

Advisor: Mack Ruffin, MD, MPH

Sean P. David, MD, SM, DPhil is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Vice Chair for Research at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago and he is Program Director for Translational Science in Outcomes Research at the NorthShore University HealthSystem. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, his Master of Science in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and his doctorate (DPhil) from the University of Oxford, where he studied pharmacogenomics and neuroscience. He completed his family medicine residency at the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was Co-Chief Resident and served as a Koop Fellow with the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth. He subsequently completed the James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)/National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Anniversary Fellowship. Dr. David is an accomplished researcher in tobacco control, smoking cessation treatment, pharmacogenomics, genomic discovery science, and implementation of precision medicine in primary care. He recently came to the University of Chicago from Stanford University, where he was Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, was a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and led multiple NIH-funded clinical trials and health equity. His research identified genomic predictors of tobacco, cancer, and pharmacogenomics in multiple ethnic communities. He served as a NAM Consensus Committee on the Evidence Base for Genetic Testing and was a co-author of the NAM Consensus Report, “The Evidence Base for Genetic Testing” in 2017; was Editor of the text book “Genomic and Precision Medicine, Primary Care” (Elsevier Press, 2017). He has also served in numerous national and local public health policy leadership roles.

Dr. David will use his ADFM LEADS Fellowship to further develop his personal leadership, administrative, and external relations skills with stakeholders at NorthShore and the University of Chicago, to apply principles from the ADFM Building Research Capacity (BRC) program to develop and implement a research strategic plan for the NorthShore University Health System Outcomes Research Network, and to leverage the clinical and research data resources of his institutions to develop a robust research enterprise and mentor students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

M. Rebecca Hoffman, MD, MSPH

2020-2021 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Developing and maintaining a culture of inquiry and scholarship in an expanding and geographically diverse department

Advisor: Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH and Richelle Koopman, MD, MS

M. Rebecca Hoffman, MD, MSPH, is an assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. Her current roles include Program Director for a newly developing Family Medicine residency program in Alton, Illinois and also serving as director of Research and Scholarly Activity for the Department. She received her medical degree from SIU School of Medicine and completed residency at the SIU-Quincy Family Medicine Residency Program.  She then completed a 2 year academic Family Medicine fellowship and MSPH degree program at the University of Missouri-Columbia before joining the faculty at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, IL from 2006-2010 in the Departments of Medical Education and Family and Community Medicine.  After a few years away from academia and in private practice, Dr. Hoffman rejoined the SIU Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2016.  She served as Assistant Director of Medical Student Education from 2017-2019, and as Director of Research and Scholarship has made it her mission to help create an atmosphere of scholarship within the Department and to improve collaboration across sites.  Her research interests include the use of technology in primary care, education outcomes, improving preventive service delivery to vulnerable patients, and interdisciplinary team approaches to chronic disease management such as diabetes and obesity.  In 2019, she became Program Director for the SIU Alton residency program and is currently developing that program.  In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband and three school-age children.

 

Karyn Kolman

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Developing a Primary Care Distinction Track

Advisor: Chelley Alexander, MD

Dr. Karyn Kolman is the Vice Chair for Education for the University of Arizona Department of Family & Community Medicine. She is originally from the East Coast, and moved to Arizona after completing her residency in York, PA. She graduated from the College of William and Mary and attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. After residency, she moved to Phoenix, AZ where she completed a fellowship in Advanced Hospital Training for Family Physicians. During that time, she also completed the University of Arizona’s Faculty Development Fellowship.  Being trained in hospitalist medicine and operative obstetrics, and having a special interest in teaching, Dr. Kolman continued to work in family medicine education, first in serving as faculty and assistant director for the fellowship in Advanced Hospital Training for Family Physicians. Before joining the faculty of the University of Arizona Department of Family & Community Medicine in 2013, Dr. Kolman worked as part of the faculty of the St. Joseph’s family medicine residency in Phoenix and the University of New Mexico family medicine residency in Albuquerque. At the University of Arizona, Dr. Kolman served as Associate Program Director for the South Campus Family Medicine Residency Program before accepting the position of Vice Chair for Education. In addition to the education of residents and medical students, Dr. Kolman has an interest in patient safety and quality improvement, maternity care and hospital medicine.

Archana Kudrimoti, MBBS, MPH

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Impact of early specialty exposure through longitudinal clinical experiences, teaching of faculty in Pre-clinical courses (UME) and FM Interest groups on medical student career choice in Family Medicine at DFCM

Advisor: Michelle Roett, MD, MPH

Archana Kudrimoti was born and raised in a large Metro city of Hyderabad in South India. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad India (MBBS Degree 1992), with additional post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology (MD) at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, India (1994). She came to United States along with her physician husband in 1996 and made Kentucky her home since 1997. She completed Family Medicine Residency from 1999-2002 at University of Louisville and was elected as Chief Resident in the final year of residency (2001-02). She sought additional training by completing Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology at University of Louisville and a Fellowship in Geriatrics in 2002- 2004.

Her first job after residency was at University of Kentucky Residency Program in Hazard, KY (2005- 2009) where she gained significant skills as a faculty and understood the adverse impact of chronic health conditions on people of rural Kentucky. She was honored to serve as the Medical Director at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center for 2 years while residing at Hazard. She moved to Lexington in 2009 to reunite with her family. She gained significant experience with medical student education since 2009 as she progressed from Community based faculty to M3 Clerkship director over 6 years and completed the STFM’s MSEDI fellowship. Since 2016, she has transitioned to the role of Residency Program director and also completed the NIPPD fellowship. She has worked with her department for the past 15 years in various educational roles, practicing full scope of family medicine. She is now looking forward to contributing to the further growth of my department’s mission in the years to come.

Ann Mathias, DO

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Expanding the Integrated Behavioral Health and Wellness services with Addiction treatment

Advisor: Christine Alexander-Rager, MD

Dr. Ann Mathias is the Associate Chief of Clinical Affairs for the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has more than 20 years of experience practicing in and leading large family medicine practices. She has extensive expertise in quality improvement, practice improvement, new models of healthcare payment, new models of integrated behavioral health care, and experience teaching residents and medical students. Additionally, Dr. Mathias oversees the clinical operations for all of Family and Community Medicine's clinics and clinical service lines through Banner – University medicine. She also serves as the medical director of primary care for Banner’s award-winning Whole Health Clinic, which provides integrated behavioral health and primary care services to address the whole-health needs of individuals with mental illness.

Dr. Mathias currently serves on the Banner University Medical Group (BUMG) Primary Care Quality and Safety Council and chairs the Quality Improvement committee for BUMG Tucson. She has participated in the Banner Advanced Leadership Program for Physicians, a Banner-wide leadership development program to identify and cultivate physicians to become the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Hannah Maxfield, MD

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Raising Them Right – On Boarding, Faculty Development and Promotion Plans for Family Medicine Faculty

Advisor: Alison Dobbie, MB, ChB

Hannah Maxfield grew up in Kansas City and went to undergrad at Drake University in Des Moines, IA and then medical school at St. Louis University. She came to the University of Kansas for residency and immediately joined faculty after graduation. The majority of her work has been in undergraduate medical education, she was clerkship director for several years. She is also heavily involved in interprofessional teaching and learning and am co-director of their Interprofessional Teaching Clinic.

Personally, she is married and has a 11-yo daughter and 10-yo son. She LOVE to travel and explore new places.

Shailey Prasad, MBBS, MPH

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Creating an Educational Division Within a Family Medicine Department

Advisor: Valerie Gilchrist, MD

Dr. Shailey Prasad MD MPH FAAFP is a Professor and Vice- Chair for Education at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and holds visiting professorships at University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia.

Dr. Prasad is also the Carlson Chair of Global Health and the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He has had extensive experience working as a primary care physician in rural/tribal areas of India, urban areas of Detroit and Minnesota and rural Mississippi. He is involved in education of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral student education in various disciplines. His research has been primarily in Health Services and he is passionate of primary care and public health education and services. He is a coPI of the NIH/Fogarty funded Northern Pacific Global Health training consortium and is involved in mentorship training of global health scholars.

 

Kristen Rundell, MD, FAAFP

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Roll Out of a Social Determinants of Health Screening Tool

Advisor: Mary Jo Welker, MD, and Carlos Jaen, MD, PhD

Kristen Rundell, MD, is currently the Vice Chair, Education for the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University.  She is also involved in medical education and direct our Longitudinal Practice Program which is a longitudinal ambulatory curriculum for first and second year medical students. She is also the co-director for our Primary Care Track which is an accelerated medical school pathway linked to the OSU Family Medicine Residency.

She practices full scope Family Medicine which includes attending on the FM inpatient teaching service, providing obstetrical care including deliveries and care of the newborn, as well as providing care in the ambulatory setting.

She lived in Colorado for 23 years, and now has been in Ohio for 14 years. Married for 35 years and have one adult daughter.  She spends most of the year training for Pelotonia which is an OSU sponsored cancer fundraising 102 mile bike ride.

Matthew Silvis, MD

2020-2021 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: The role of an academic department of family and community medicine in the larger healthcare system

Advisor: Philip Zazove, MD

Matthew Silvis, MD graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2002. He then completed a Family Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.  After residency, Dr. Silvis practiced wilderness medicine in rural Wyoming before returning to Wake Forest where he completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine.  Dr. Silvis is currently a Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine & Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State College of Medicine and Division Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine. Dr. Silvis also serves as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of Adult Ambulatory Care for Penn State Health.  He serves as team physician for the Hershey Bears Hockey Club and Hershey High School.  He has special interests in the care of endurance athletes, exercise, and concussion.  An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Silvis enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running, gardening, and photography.  He lives in Hershey with his wife, Christine, and their three children. 

 

Eric Wooltorton, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP

2020-2021 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Establishment of a Department of Mentorship Program Family Medicine Need and Want

Advisor: Nick Busing, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Dr Wooltorton is an academic family physician at the The Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) in Ottawa, Canada. He is the Director of Faculty Development in the uOttawa Department of Family Medicine (DFM), and he is the past Director of Curriculum for postgraduate education. His passions are medical education, use of creative teaching strategies, and working humanities into teaching. He loves the care of vulnerable populations and he does out-patient work, in-patient work, the care of children, palliative care, and men's and women's health. His current scholarship interest includes establishing a mentorship program for faculty in the DFM . He is the father of four kids.