Program Overview

The Global and Rural Health Fellowship is an affiliated fellowship with the Department of Global Health.

It is a two-year program based in a structured curriculum containing clinical and research training in global health, clinical training with Native populations in Alaska and South Dakota, education, mentorship, and teaching opportunities. 

Our Fellows

Class Year: 2021

Ryan Kronen

Ryan Kronen, MD

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Nancy Mugisha

Nancy Mugisha, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX
Residency: University of Washington


Bradley Parke

Bradley Parke, MD

Medical School: University of Georgia in Athens, GA
Residency: Oregon Health Science University


Class Year: 2020

Kelsey Ripp

Kelsey Ripp, MD

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Clinical Educator Track

Kelsey will be working with the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda and her primary project will be focused on integrating One Health and Planetary Health teaching into the UGHE medical curriculum. She will also develop One Health-related teaching materials for medical education in collaboration with UW and its partners. In addition, she will be attending on the IM and Pediatric hospital services at Butaro District Hospital, as well as to help with the development of the Pediatrics clinical curriculum.


Chandler Villaverde

Chandler Villaverde, MD

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Track

Chandler is interested in health systems strengthening programs to improve cancer care in low resource settings. During his research year, he will be working with faculty at the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda, studying the epidemiology of cancer as well as treatment outcomes with a particular focus on Wilm’s tumor. He will also spend time working on the oncology wards in Butaro. He hopes to apply lessons learned from coordinating complex care for rural populations in Alaska while studying the implementation of treatment protocols in Rwanda.