Casey Crump, MD, PhD, MS, MPH

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Developing a systematic program to enhance research grant funding in a family medicine department

Bio: Casey Crump, MD, PhD, MS, MPH is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  He has an interdisciplinary background in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, and family medicine, having earned MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University, a PhD in Epidemiology and MS in Biostatistics from the University of Washington, and completed the Family Medicine residency at the University of Washington.  He previously served as clinical faculty at the University of Washington and then Stanford University, where he also was the founding Director of the Center for Primary Care Research.  Dr. Crump conducts life course epidemiologic research through an ongoing partnership with Lund University in Sweden, and primary care research at Mount Sinai and the Institute for Family Health in New York City.  He is currently conducting NIH-funded studies in several areas, including: (1) adverse pregnancy outcomes and long-term cardiovascular health in women, (2) long-term health outcomes after preterm birth, and (3) long-term mental health in cancer survivors.  He practices family medicine and mentors medical students and residents at a large community health clinic in Harlem.  Dr. Crump is also a standing member of the NIH Social Sciences and Population Studies A (SSPA) study section and serves on the ADFM Research Development Committee.

Phillip Dooley

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita Family Medicine Residency at Via Christi Hospitals
  • Wichita, KS

LEADS Project: Internal and External Validation of a Longitudinal Annual Evaluation for Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Bio: Dr. Dooley currently serves as Program Director for the University of Kansas  School of Medicine – Wichita Family Medicine Residency at Ascension Via  Christi Hospitals with an academic appointment as a Clinical Associate  Professor. He was born in Michigan but grew up on the Space Coast of  Florida in Brevard County. He then returned to Michigan and received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan before remaining in Ann Arbor for medical school. 

After graduation, the Air Force sent him back to Florida where he completed residency training at the Headquarters Air Armament Center Family Medicine  Residency at Eglin AFB, FL. After residency, he served as a core residency faculty member for 4 years and helped lead the implementation of a new inpatient EHR. During this time, he also completed a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and later earned his Flight Surgeon wings. Upon separating from active duty, he moved to Wichita where he became a  core faculty member at Via Christi and the Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the Air Force Reserve unit at McConnell AFB. He subsequently became more involved with the Family Physicians Inquiries Network and served in multiple editorial roles on the Help Desk Answers project. In addition to evidence-based medicine, he has special interests in cardiology, practice management,  and global health. Dr. Dooley and his wife have three children who as a  family enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, disc golfing,  geocaching, and stargazing. 

Parastou Farhadian MD, CPE, FAAFP

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: RUHS Wide mentoring program for Program directors

Bio: Parastou Farhadian, MD, CPE, FAAFP is serving as the Program Director for the RUHS/UCR Family Medicine Residency program at Moreno Valley, CA. Parastou Farhadian has completed her residency training in family medicine at RUHS/UCR Family Medicine Residency Program in 2010. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at UCR School of Medicine. Before becoming the program director, she served five years as the Associate Program Director for RUHS/UCR Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Farhadian is a graduate of California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) fellowship. She also serves as the President-Elect for RUHS Medical Staff. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Luz Fernandez, MD

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Creating a Hybrid Academic and Community Residency Program

Bio: Luz Fernandez, MD received her medical degree at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia in 2007. Upon completion of her training, she practiced in a federally qualified health center called Family Health Centers before joining the faculty in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She has served as an assistant clerkship director, a core faculty member for the residency program, and a medical student advisor. In her current academic appointment, she serves as the William Ray Moore Chair of Family Practice, program director for the family medicine residency program, and medical director of the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Her scholarly interests center on medical education and curriculum development, residency education, and care of individuals with special needs. Her clinical interests are in the areas of women's health, care of individuals with special needs, and the care of individuals with limited English proficiency, especially those who are native Spanish speakers. In her current work, she seeks to narrow and ultimately close the gap in terms of healthcare disparities.

Jamie Hill-Daniel, MD

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow
  • MedStar Health/Georgetown-WHC Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Washington, D.C.

LEADS Project: Achieving Health Equity Through Standardization of Individualized Need

Bio: Jamie Hill-Daniel, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She is currently the interim Program Director for the MedStar Health Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program. She served three years as the Associate Program Director for Community Health for the program prior to being named interim Program Director. Dr. Hill-Daniel completed her medical education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed residency at the Georgetown-Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. In 2016, Dr. Hill-Daniel completed a HRSA sponsored faculty development fellowship at the Cultural Medicine Training Center in affiliation with White Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.  She has a special interest in community health and is focused oncurriculum development in cultural humility training for resident physicians and community health promotion.  

Shashank Kraleti

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Improving the UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s Presence in Its Community

Bio: Dr. Kraleti currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) family medicine residency program in Little Rock, Arkansas. He holds the Jack W. Kennedy Chair in Family and Preventive Medicine, is a graduate of the AFMRD National Institute for Program Director Development, and is also a Medical Director for the Department’s CME division. He previously served as the Associate Program Director for the residency and as the Medical Director for the family medicine clinic. He is a clinical informaticist and currently serves as the Medical Director for the UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation. He successfully affected several improvements in the department. In recognition of his accomplishments, he received several awards including the New Faculty Scholar Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, AFMRD/AAFP Award for Scholarship, Outstanding Teaching Award, AFMRD Program Director Recognition Award, UAMS COM Residency Educator Award. In addition to his published research articles, Dr. Kraleti has had several papers accepted for presentations in national and international conferences. He has appeared on Little Rock television several times to discuss topics such as heat-related illnesses and adult immunizations and is the author of a newspaper column on health issues. Clinically, Dr. Kraleti teaches procedures and works with residents and students in the clinic and in the hospital. When he is away from work, he serves as the President of the Global Illumine Corporation, a non-profit charitable organization that transforms lives and communities by supporting education of the young and needful. He is also a Board member for the Arkansas chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians and serves as the Chair of the Charity Committee for the American Association of the Physicians of Indian Origin, and Vice-President of the Hindu Temple of Central Arkansas. Dr. Kraleti enjoys listening to music, watching movies, traveling, and swimming.

Sarah Kureshi, MD

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Creating More Inclusive and Psychologically Safe Learning Environments Across a Family Medicine Dept

Bio: Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine where she is the Vice Chair for Education. She grew up in Okeechobee, FL and is a graduate of University of Central Florida (BS, Biology), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (MD), and Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, International Health). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UCSF in 2010 and then completed a Fellowship in Community Health Leadership Development at Georgetown in 2012. Dr. Kureshi is the Director of the Patients, Populations & Policy course, Director of the Health Equity and Advocacy: Anti-Racism Longitudinal Thread, and Co-Chair of the Racial Justice Curricular Reform Subcommittee. She serves as a Faculty Advisor for HOYA Clinic's Patient Navigator Program and Refugee Health Navigator Program as well as a Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Provider. Dr. Kureshi is a clinician at Medstar Medical Group Family Medicine at Fort Lincoln where she sees patients of all ages and also precepts family medicine residents. She enjoys mentoring learners at all levels and has received many teaching awards. Her professional interests include structural and social determinants of health, health inequities, race in medicine, anti-racism, refugee/immigrant health, working with historically marginalized populations, faculty development, and creating safe and inclusive learning environments. 

She is the number one fan of her three young children (Ibrahim, Nusayba, and Khadija) and her husband (Wajahat Ali, journalist/writer) - spending time with them keeps her grounded and whole.

Jennifer Molokwu

2022-2023 LEADS fellow

LEADS Project: Curriculum for developing Faculty in research and scholarly activity

Bio: Dr. Jennifer C. Molokwu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and a Clinical Associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso. After graduating from medical school in Nigeria, she moved to the United States. She obtained a master’s degree in public health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology. She joined faculty at TTUHSC after completing her residency training in Family Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Director for Cancer Prevention and Control in the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicines’ Center for Emphasis in Cancer. Her research interests are women’s health, health disparities, cancer prevention, and shared patient decision-making. She has recently been working on cervical cancer prevention and education in the border region. She is involved in several grant-funded projects evaluating the acceptability of self-sampling for the human papillomavirus (HPV) in women living in the border region, improving screening for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer, and a recent grant to increase HPV vaccination rates in the community.

Jose Rodriguez

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Ensuring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are at the foundation of every decision made by our institution

Bio: Dr. José E Rodríguez is the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at University of Utah Health, and a tenured professor in the Department of Family and Preventive medicine. For most of his career, he has provided primary care for underserved minority communities in New York, Florida and Utah. His primary area of scholarship has been in the equity diversity and inclusion realm, specifically in the area of underrepresented minority faculty in academic medicine. He founded and co-directed the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine at Florida State University, where he produced scholarship that highlights the disparities in academic medicine for minority faculty (here), elucidated the systemic barriers to recruitment of URM faculty (here), and identified essential components of successful URM faculty development (here). This center work has led to an additional scholarship in the faculty development space with solutions on how to mitigate and address the minority tax (here and here). Currently, he and his team are funded by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) to teach writing skills to early career URM faculty (7 URM faculty were in the first class). The successes of the first two years of the program has led STFM to formally make the pilot program an annual offering to its members, funding Dr. Rodríguez’ team to train 21 URM junior faculty annually in academic family medicine and prepare them for leadership through scholarship. In addition, Dr. Rodriguez serves as mentor to multiple URM junior faculty members at U Health (4) through the faculty development program sponsored by the National Center for Pre-Faculty Development, as well as by serving as a leadership coach in the New Leadership Academy (formerly located at Michigan, but now housed at the U of U—also 4 URM faculty mentees). Dr. Rodríguez was recently named associate editor at Annals of Family Medicine, the #1 primary care journal in the world, to lead their editorial team in the areas of racism and health disparities. His primary mission is to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in the academic medicine space by 1. Identifying and eliminating systemic anti-Black racism in medicine 2. Equipping URM faculty with tools to succeed in a system that was not designed for them and 3. Enlisting allies in this work. He and his team have produced recent scholarship to assist in these missions (here and here).


John Snellings, MD

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Process and Outcomes of Family Medicine Residency Mergers

Bio: John Snellings, MD currently serves as Associate Professor and Residency  Program Director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at  Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. John was born in New York  City but raised in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia; after  

his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia (Go ‘Hoos!), he  returned home to attend medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in  Norfolk, as well as complete a four-year Combined Family Medicine/Internal  Medicine residency. He maintains board certifications in both specialties,  which provides a unique perspective on primary care in the United States  (and its associated challenges). After a brief return to New York City at the  Montefiore/Einstein College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Social  Medicine, he was excited to come back to EVMS and take on leadership opportunities. 

John’s clinical interests include hospital medicine, point-of-care ultrasound,  and office procedures; he recently oversaw the merger of EVMS’ two family medicine residencies, Ghent Family Medicine and Portsmouth Family  Medicine, into “EVMS Family Medicine,” a 16-16-16 program focused on the urban underserved communities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. John is active in multiple family medicine organizations, including AFMRD and STFM, where he was recently selected as Chair of the Communications Committee. 

John lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children, and enjoys running,  golfing, and hiking.

Alexandra Verdieck-Devlaeminck

2022-2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Scholarly Output Improvement in an Academic Family Medicine Department

Bio: Dr. Alexandra “Alex” Verdieck-Devlaeminck is currently the Associate Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.  She has extensive experience in residency education serving in roles ranging from core residency faculty to Senior Associate Residency Director. She has worked in private practice in Milwaukie, Oregon and currently is an Associate Professor practicing inpatient and outpatient family medicine. Scholarly areas of interest include residency training, physician resiliency and dermatology in primary care.

Dr. Verdieck attended medical school at Mount Sinai in New York City and completed her family medicine residency at OHSU – Portland where she also served as chief resident. In 2016 along with Portland Public Schools, she was the founding director of OHSU’s Benson High School - School Based Health Center. She has completed additional training completed AFMRD’s NIPPD fellowship in 2018 and OHSU’s Center for Ethics in Healthcare Masters Educator in Compassionate Communication in 2014. Currently she is also taking part in AAFP’s Leading Physician Well-being Scholar certificate program.

Justin Wright

2022 - 2023 LEADS Fellow

LEADS Project: Development of an academic medicine track within a Family Medicine residency program to improve faculty recruitment and retention

Bio: Dr. Justin Wright is the Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education and Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Department of Family and Community Medicine.  A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Wright completed his undergraduate education at Colorado State University and attended medical school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, spending his clinical rotations in El Paso.  He completed his Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at the Crozer-Keystone program in Springfield, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Wright returned to El Paso after training to aid in the start of a Sports Medicine fellowship.  He has since served as the fellowship director from 2015-2020 and began as the residency director in 2017.  In addition to his clinical and administrative duties within the department, he serves as a team physician for the El Paso Locomotive FC professional soccer team, University of Texas El Paso athletics, and Irvin High School.

Dr. Wright lives with his wife (an EM physician) and their two sons, ages five and almost three.  He spends his free time chasing around his sons and following the Denver Broncos, for better or for worse.