Internal Medicine Residency

Global Health Track

Joe Metmowlee Garland, MD - Program Co-Director

Dr. Garland is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania. He primarily works as a staff physician at the Jonathan Lax Center / Philadelphia FIGHT, a clinic that serves people living with HIV/AIDS without regard for ability to pay. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and a volunteer physician at Prevention Point Philadelphia, a harm reduction and syringe exchange program that provides a wide range of services particularly focusing on intravenous drug users.

Dr Garland has previously worked internationally in Thailand, Guatemala, Botswana, and Kenya. He continues to have a particular interest in immigrant and refugee populations after having worked for many years in these communities. He is the Director of Medical Education for Puentes de Salud, a primary care clinic serving Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant population, where he also teaches a student course on the social determinants of health. Dr Garland co-founded the Refugee Clinic of the Penn Center for Primary Care in 2010 and continues to serve as the co-director of the clinic, which sees approximately 100 new refugees per year. Dr Garland received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and completed residency training and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Carol A. McLaughlin, MD, MPH, MSc - Program Co-Director

Dr. McLaughlin is a primary care HIV/infectious disease physician and public health specialist. She is also the research director and founding team member at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy housed at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) where she develops guidance for donors seeking maximize the social impact of their philanthropic giving. She is actively involved in teaching and mentoring in global health and is engaged in public health research and programming surrounding community based interventions, immigrant health, impact measurement, and HIV prevention and treatment. She has been involved with community-based interventions in Latin America, clinical programs in Thailand and Vietnam, public health work addressing resistance in cholera and malaria, and as an HIV physician through the Penn Program in Botswana and at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs clinic.

Dr. McLaughlin holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She received MD and MPH degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, and School of Public Health, respectively. After residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics through the Harvard Combined Program, she completed a fellowship in infectious disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She received additional training in epidemiology and community-based research through the MSCE degree program at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Peru.

Miriam Haverkamp, MD, MPH - Site Director, Botswana

Dr. Haverkamp is currently the Lead Physician for BUP’s HIV Care program. She formerly worked as an infectious diseases specialist with the Division for Global Health in the department of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston and also served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. At MGH her focus was on improving triaging and diagnostics of children with severe infections in resource-limited countries. Prior to MGH and Harvard, she trained in adult infectious diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Miriam’s previous work experience includes two years training in hematology-oncology in Germany, training in internal/social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York where she also served as chief resident. After her chief year she was an NIH supported research fellow for HIV, TB, refugee medicine at Brown University based at Sihnanouk Hospital - Center of Hope in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During this time she conducted research in the reproductive health of HIV positive women in addition to working as a senior clinician, medical training advisor and providing epidemiology training for local staff. She also served as an international consultant for the World Health Organization and the Cambodian MOH on their national guidelines for communicable disease surveillance and response. Miriam received her MD from the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She also holds an MPH degree in quantitative methods from Harvard School of Public Health. Miriam joined the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in May 2011 and took over has the Lead for the HIV program in November of the same year.

Jennifer Cohn, MD MPH - Site Director, MSF Internship Program

Dr. Cohn is currently the Medical Coordinator for the Médecins sans Frontières /Doctors without Borders Access Campaign, and directs the MSF Internship program for the Global Heath Equities Track. She sits on the Steering Committee for Health GAP and is also a member of the National HIV/AIDS Task Force for Kenya. For the past several years, she has worked with Health GAP, Médecins sans Frontières and other groups on issues of health systems strengthening and access to HIV medications. She has been contracted by the World Health Organization and has contributed to recommendations and reports on health systems and task shifting for the WHO as well as Physicians for Human Rights and Health GAP. Her current research focuses on HIV treatment policy and task shifting. She has been published in Lancet and JAIDS among others. Dr Cohn holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She completed residency and fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a past director of the Global Health Equities Track.