Preventive Medicine Fellowship: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Family Medicine Residency: Brown Family Medicine Residency
DO, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; MPH, University of Massachusetts; BS, Lafayette College
Dr. Szkwarko is the Director of the Brown FM Global Health Fellowship and the co-director for resident scholarly development. She also serves as the departmental faculty mentor for the Brown Residency International/Global Health Training pathway. At Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown Unversity, she serves as the co-director for the Health Systems Strengthening 3 course as part of the primary care population medicine pathway and the co-director of the women’s reproductive health scholarly concentration. She completed her residency at Brown in 2015 and went on to complete a preventive medicine fellowship at the University of Massachusetts during which she received her Masters in Public Health and further explored her interests in global health and research. She is the Family Medicine lead for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) - a large academic collaboration between Moi University in western Kenya, Brown University, and several other North American institutions that aims to strengthen healthcare, improve education, and expand research efforts in the region. Her research interests are in TB prevention globally. She has been involved in child TB contact management in Kenya, and she is particularly interested in identifying and studying strategies that can improve the various steps throughout the child contact management care cascade globally. Domestically, she is interested in improving latent TB infection testing and treatment in primary care. She is the course director for the University of Massachusetts latent TB infection ECHO. Most recently, she received a mentored research award through the Advance-CTR to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of a latent TB infection ECHO in Rhode Island. She is passionate about family medicine physicians engaging more in research to improve care among underserved populations globally. Outside of medicine, she enjoys running, backpacking yoga, meditation, and gardening.