Joe Metmowlee Garland, MD - Program 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 insurance status or ability to pay. He also provides clinical services in the Streetside Health Project of Prevention Point Philadelphia, and is a Board member of that organization.
Dr. Garland has a strong interest in immigrant and refugee populations and has worked for many years in these communities. He serves as Director of Medical Education at Puentes de Salud, a primary care clinic serving Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant population where he has worked for many years. In 2010, Dr Garland co-founded the Refugee Clinic of the Penn Center for Primary Care, which he continues to coordinate and where he serves as an attending physician. Dr Garland is also a faculty advisor to the Penn Human Rights Clinic. Through his work with immigrants and refugees, he has presented at the National Consultation of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, and has been a recipient of the Golden Door Award from HIAS Pennsylvania, the refugee clinic's partner organization. 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 - Associate 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.
Ambrose Agweyu, MD- Site Director, Kenya
Dr. Ambrose Agweyu is a clinical epidemiologist based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. He studied medicine at the University of Nairobi and holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently a PhD student, registered at the University of Warwick.
Ambrose has a primary interest in childhood infectious diseases with expertise spanning systematic reviews, clinical trials and the evaluation of quality of care within hospitals. During the revision of the Kenyan paediatric clinical practice guidelines in 2010, he contributed to the evidence synthesis and preparation of evidence summaries for key clinical questions addressed at the guideline development meeting. More recently, he led the design of a large ongoing multi-centre randomized controlled trial comparing antibiotic treatments for childhood pneumonia on which he is the principal investigator.
As a member of the core team brought together by the government of Kenya to drive the Kenya Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (KAPP), Ambrose is also actively involved in advocacy on how best to implement prevention and care for childhood pneumonia in Kenya and campaigning for greater attention to be paid to this major childhood killer.
Mike Reid, MBBS, MS, MRCP (UK) - Site Director, Botswana
Mike Reid is a physician working in Botswana UPenn’s HIV care and treatment program. As well as teaching in the University of Botswana’s medical school and supporting HIV mentoring activities in seven rural Botswana hospitals, Mike oversees Penn’s visiting trainees in Gaborone.
Mike graduated from Cambridge University in 1998 and holds a medical degree from Imperial College, London. He trained as an internist in London and also completed a residency in social and internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. Post residency, Mike worked for three years as an HIV advisor in Columbia University’s PEPFAR funded program in Africa. In this capacity, Mike worked in five African countries, overseeing HIV service delivery and operational research projects in Mozambique, Lesotho, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. He also has extensive clinical experience working in resource limited settings, having worked as a internist in rural India, Uganda and South Africa. Mike’s research interests focus on improving TB diagnostics in Africa, and leveraging PEPFAR funded TB and HIV programs to enhance delivery for non-communicable diseases in resource limited settings. Mike holds a Masters degree in social and political sciences. He is keen long distance runner, a lover of premiership soccer and English tea.
Jennifer Cohn, MD MPH - Core Faculty in Global Health and Site Director, MSF Intership 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 is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases division at the University of Pennsylvania. 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.