Naushad's exposure to international medicine goes back to his medical school training at Dow medical college in Karachi, Pakistan. It was here, he was exposed to the challenges of communicable and non-communicable disease management in the underdeveloped part of the country. He actively took part in Polio eradication campaigns organized by WHO. He did his Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando and did a tropical medicine rotation in Guam in his senior year. He became the first family medicine trained hospitalist in one of the bigger tertiary care center in central Florida, and there by paved the path for many more to come. Here he was nominated vice-chairman of the department of family medicine in 2013, a post he held until the start of his fellowship in Global Health at CCRMC. In his "spare" time, he provides medical services to the villages along the tributaries of the Amazon River in Peru. Naushad will be presenting at the AAFP Global Health conference this year as well. Beside work, Naushad is an avid kiteboarder who loves to show-off a trick or two on the water. He also enjoys gardening and portrait sketching.
Elizabeth (Liz) Berryman
Liz is a 2016 graduate from Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency. She originally hails from Ripon, CA (one hour east of Martinez), and studied Biology/Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego, CA. Her interest in global health and health equities started there, where she became a member of the City Heights community (a large beautiful and diverse refugee resettlement area). She remained in San Diego for medical school at UCSD, was involved in the PRIME Health Equities Program, and learned to love Border Health working with the UCSD Student Run Free Clinic. Her global health work began with an NGO in rural Guatemala (Voces y Manos por el Derecho a la Salud). During medical school, Liz received her MPH, and though specifically concentrating on health and social behavior, she took many global health classes and was inspired by leaders in global health and politics. Outside of medicine, Liz loves surfing and skateboarding, reading novels, and sipping good coffee in the sun.
Bradley Randles is a 2012 graduate of the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency. His primary interests are in teaching clinic skills in resource poor settings, teaching principles of public health, and continuing to learn about the wide field of global medicine. Bradley's clinical experiences began in the West African country of The Gambia as a public health intern during his undergraduate years. In the Guatemalan highlands, he learned about the basics of primary care with a nurse practitioner. He finished his MPH and MD at the University of Iowa and learned principles of epidemiology while studying H5N1 in Thailand for a semester. Last year, he worked in Mexico with Partners in Health. He states, "I continue to draw inspiration and joy from my experiences in Global Health and with my colleagues at CCRMC."
Erin became inspired to pursue a career in medicine and global health after several formative immersion experiences in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico while in college. After graduation, she took a position as a Community Health Peace Corps volunteer in Peru where she spent 27 of the best months of her life. Upon return, she trudged through medical school at Loyola University Chicago, focusing on forming a longitudinal medical Spanish program and supporting their fledgling global health program. She found time to pursue medical projects in Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, India and Peru. She returns to Peru every two years, spending time both in the Andes at her Peace Corps site, and in the Amazon, supporting a long term clinic in the region. Residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) gave her the opportunity to return to Peru, as well as spend six weeks at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. Erin became a Global Health Fellow at CCRMC because she can't imagine a career in medicine not linked to global health. Her specific passions within global health include supporting sustainable projects developed by locals, providing technical training for providers in low-resource settings and promoting family-medicine training worldwide.