Brady lives in New Orleans, where he is a fourth-year medical student at Tulane University. At Tulane, he is also pursuing an MPH degree and hopes to realize a career approaching health problems from individual and population levels. Brady’s professional interests include pathogen emergence, barriers to medical care access, medical education, and coinfections. He is a member of the ASTMH Student/Trainee Leadership Group, where he works with other medical trainees and professionals to foster interest in the field of tropical medicine among current students. In his free time, Brady likes to play drums, be outside and root for the San Francisco Giants.
Project: "Regional Barriers to Hepatitis B Immunization in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea"
June 1, 2016 - July 1, 2016
Papua New Guinea
What does the Kean Fellowship mean to you?
As a medical student in the U.S., the options for experience in the field of tropical medicine can seem limited and we are often compelled to look overseas for opportunities. The Kean Fellowship gives students not only the means to gain exposure to international research and clinical work but also the chance to communicate their experiences to others at the annual meeting.
What do you anticipate learning?
So far in my training, I have noticed that I rely too heavily on expensive lab tests and imaging to guide my clinical reasoning. I am interested in learning from providers who practice where the crutch of technology is limited and sharp clinical skills are emphasized.
What interests you about tropical medicine and what problems are you interested in solving?
Tropical medicine is interesting because there are constantly new problems to consider: a new disease appearing, an old disease shifting its epidemiology, the emergence of drug resistance. Changing social, political and ecological conditions all participate in shaping who gets sick at any given time.