Our Current and Past Fellows
Current Fellow (2023-24)
For Dr. Fiore, her Global Health interest began during a medical mission trip to the Philippines where she assisted midwives in a rural prenatal clinic. This powerful exposure to health care disparities and resource limitations inspired her to found two nonprofit chapters focused on public health and education infrastructure in Honduras and Haiti and laid the foundation for her desire to pursue medicine. She enrolled in Tulane University’s dual MD/MPH program where she was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship through which she launched a mobile wound care service for New Orleans’s unhoused population. She also traveled to Bogota, Colombia where she completed her Master’s Thesis in nutrition program development and implementation in low resource settings. Dr. Fiore then returned home to NYC to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at NYU, during which she worked abroad in Botswana and Kenya and completed a diploma in Tropical Medicine & Travel Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. She thoroughly enjoyed her time in Botswana and is excited to return as a Global Health fellow. Following this fellowship, she will pursue a career in pulmonology and critical care medicine with the hopes of fostering equitable access to critical care technologies and infrastructure worldwide.
For Dr. Giddens, her career trajectory has always been centered around Global Health. It started in her undergraduate days when she led the Cornell University chapter of GlobeMed, a national non-profit organization that pairs universities with different international partners, with Cornell's being CEPAIPA - a grassroots, high school-based community health center in La Libertad, Ecuador. After that she joined the United States Peace Corps, in which she served as a health and education volunteer in rural Namibia, helping run a village clinic and organizing health educational demonstrations for the village community members. This trajectory continued throughout her medical education. During medical school at The University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School in Australia, she underwent a community health rotation in rural India. Then in IM residency at University of Louisville, she spent an away rotation in Mwanza, Tanzania. While in Tanzania, she also joined current ongoing research funded by the Cornell University Global Health Department, looking at topics such as bedside echocardiography, heart failure, and the relation to HIV. She now looks forward to continuing to grow her passion for Global Health through the Botswana Harvard Partnership this year, with the intention of continuing future work with Global Health NGOs after fellowship.