Jessica Standish, MD
Jessie Standish is originally from the Bay Area. She received her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley. She then studied medicine in Cuba through the Latin American School of Medicine. Jessie did a year of surgical training at New York Presbyterian before returning to California for Family Medicine Residency training at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. During hertime at GAMC she founded the Underserved Track to create a setting for further training and empowerment in health issues affecting underservedpopulations. She also worked briefly in Malawi and Angola and started a free-book distribution program for well-child visits during her residency. Jessie ispassionate about women’s rights, care for patients with HIV, health-literacy, and helping patients with cultural and language barriers access health care. In her free time she enjoys hiking, martial arts and going on adventures with her family.
Androuw Carrasco, MD
Androuw is a 2017 graduate of the University of Arizona Family Medicine Residency. He spent his most telling years growing up in Tucson, Arizona. He studied physiology at the University of Arizona, medicine at Michigan State University, and everything else at YouTube.com. His passion in global health started in border health and health literacy issues as a Rotary Club Scholar in undergrad. Through the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) program at his medical school, he did his clinical years in Flint, Michigan, several clinical training in Uganda, Africa and Papua New Guinea, and several core clinical rotations in rural Michigan. In residency, he worked in Indian Health Service sites and developed his residencies first formal Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Family Medicine curriculum. He enjoys cycling (road/tour/mountain), acoustic guitar, food of any kind and at any time. He is interested in promoting family medicine and teaching POCUS for primary care providers.
Kaya Belknap, MD
Kaya Belknap is a recent CCRMC grad from 2017. She grew up in Kenya and South Sudan and then moved to Arizona to attend both college and medical school at the University of Arizona. She has a passion for primary care integrated with public health and working with the underserved. She plans to return to South Sudan to serve as a full spectrum family doc. CCRMC's global health fellowship and the skills she will gain from this will bring her closer to her goal of returning home.
Thomas Betjeman, MD
Thomas Betjeman graduated from the University of New Mexico Rural Family Medicine Residency in Santa Fe in 2017. He first became interested in global health after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the agriculture sector in Mali 2003-2005. Since then he returned to Africa as a consultant to the Guinea Worm eradication program with the Carter Center as well as leading a public health expedition for Putney student travel. He studied medicine at the Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva, Israel and took a year between third and fourth years to work on implementing the UN Millennium Development goals in Central Java, Indonesia. More recently he has been working in Iquitos, Peru on the development of rural family medicine focusing on the provision of services to the many indigenous communities of the Peruvian Amazon. He has a special interest in ethnobotany/ethnomedicine and plans to return to Peru as a CCRMC Global Health fellow this year.
Neil Jackson, MD
Neil Jackson is originally from the Steel Town - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the Penn State Honors College, studied history, philosophy, saxophone, and pre-medicine, and developed a long-lasting passion for nature and artistic expression. He spent the next two years working as a stone-mason in Colorado, teaching English at a Muslim boarding school in norther Malaysia on a Fulbright teaching assistantship, and living on a permaculture commune in central Nicaragua prior to starting medical school at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. During medical school he concentrated in community and global health, performed and recorded in an avant-garde saxophone-cello duo, and apprenticed in bonsai. He recently completed a challenging residency in full-spectrum family medicine at CCRMC where he was fortunate to spend a month in both Malawi and the Peruvian Amazon as a part of the Global Health track. He is grateful for this fellowship year during which he will concentrate in obstetrics and gynecology, return to Malawi, build new connections in India and cultivate his beautiful garden.