Bobby Johnson

After completing my undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, I went on to pursue training in an Internal Medicine residency program at Unity Health-White County Medical Center in Central Arkansas. I was born in the Ivory Coast and moved to a small town in Missouri when I was 8 years old. It was my birth and early childhood spent abroad that helped form my passion for helping the underserved and international communities that don’t have access to healthcare. It is my ultimate dream to live internationally long-term, building and developing teaching hospitals in low-access areas between Central Africa and Southeast Asia in order to create sustainable healthcare systems in these regions.

Malika Madhava

I attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia and did my residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell. I was lucky enough to experience global health rotations in both medical school and residency, in India and Tanzania respectively. I loved them so much that I decided to turn it into a career! I have a particular interest in health equity and am also pursuing a MSc in Global Health to learn more about research methods in global health. I’m excited to develop a better understanding of how to be an effective clinician in both underserved and tropical settings over the next two years!

David Manring

My name is David Manring. I completed medical school and Med/Peds residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis. I was drawn to this fellowship because I am fascinated by tropical diseases, I love traveling and I am interested in hospital medicine, procedures, and POCUS. This fellowship was a perfect combination of all my interests. Following this fellowship I am planning to complete an additional year of POCUS training. Long term, my plan is to move to Peru (or another Latin American country) and practice medicine ideally in an academic setting.

Erica Pelote

I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. During my undergraduate years, I lived abroad and developed an admiration and respect for other cultures and traditions. I attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. It was there that I developed a heart for the underserved/uninsured population. I completed my internship in Memphis, TN at UTHSC and finished my residency at Northside Hospital – Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, GA. Subsequently, I came to UAB for this fellowship. This program has provided the opportunity for me to continue to learn and appreciate different cultures and traditions. It also offers great networking and mentoring exposures that provide guidance and viewpoints of what different careers within global health and tropical medicine look like. After I complete the fellowship, I plan to work in an area within the United States where I would be able to continue practicing tropical medicine and what I have learned in the fellowship such as areas with a high immigrant population. Ultimately, I hope to find a location outside of the US that I can live, work and acclimate to.