Hear From Our Residents
View a current roster of our Global Health Track residents and review the bios of this diverse and remarkable group. To see all of the prior UW Pediatric Global Health Track graduates (and briefly review some of their scholarly and global health elective experiences during residency), click here.
A robust global health curriculum is one of the big reasons I pursued residency at UW and it has surpassed my expectations.
Our monthly meetings with engaging presenters and topics are something I look forward to. Likewise, the fundamentals course is extremely well organized and filled with exceptional speakers, challenging discussions and simulations to prepare us for the realities of global health work. It’s nice to know that this experience is valued by residency leadership by making it protected time for all the residents involved. Being in the global health track is important to me because it not only provides the frame work to participate in effective clinical work around the world, but to also better understand the lived experience of the varied patient population in the US.
Paige Condit, MD (PGY-3)
Through the Global Health track I've been able to learn more about the Madison area and the patient communities we serve in addition to the available local resources.
I was very excited I could join the Global Health track even after residency started. I've always loved public health and knew the track would provide great learning opportunities through the two week fundamentals course each year and monthly dinner discussion nights. Through the Global Health track I've been able to learn more about the Madison area and the patient communities we serve in addition to the available local resources. I'm very much looking forward to traveling abroad my third year to solidify my learning experience, expand my understanding of other cultures, and to improve my overall training as a physician.
Christine Brichta, MD (Chief Resident, Global Health Track Participant)
Sabrina Butteris, MD
Dr. Butteris is the division chief for the Division of Global Pediatrics and the vice chair of clinical affairs for the Department of Pediatrics. Her work within global health has focused on curriculum development and education in the U.S. and abroad. She co-founded and has served as the co-leader for the Global Health Learning Community of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is the current chair of the Global Health Task Force of the American Board of Pediatrics and is on the Education Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health. She is the co-creator of Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations (SUGAR), a simulation-based curriculum to prepare those engaging in global health experiences. As a faculty member, she has worked primarily in Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Anthony (Tony) Garcia-Prats, MD, MSc, PhD
Dr. Garcia-Prats is a general pediatrician with expertise in global child health developed over 13 years of working full time in Africa before joining the Department of Pediatrics in 2019. As the associate director of the Pediatric Global Health Track, he assists in the activity planning, attends resident conferences, and helps plan for third-year electives by coordinating with overseas partners. Dr. Garcia-Prats is committed to doing high-quality, high-impact clinical and
| Nicole St Clair, MD
Dr. St Clair joined the Department of Pediatrics hospital medicine and global health education teams in 2017, and assumed the role of director of the Global Child Health Training Program in 2018. Her primary global health areas of interest are to equip U.S.-based medical trainees to provide clinical care in areas with resource limitations, develop sustainable global academic partnerships, and utilize educational and clinical services to address health disparities. Prior to moving to Madison, she founded and directed the Global Health Track at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has served in leadership roles with the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Global Health, the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Global Health Learning Community, and the Midwest Consortium of Global Child Health Educators to develop and promote best practices in global health education. She is the principal investigator for a multi-institutional research collaboration, Project PRIME (Psychosocial Response to International Medical Electives), a longitudinal survey-based study to measure the process of psychosocial adaptation to short-term electives for medical trainees in an effort to improve pre-departure preparation and on-site support.
Kenia Servin is the coordinator for the Pediatric Global Health Track. She supports the Global Pediatrics team as a medical program assistant and coordinates the logistics for the global health track. Kenia supports the Division of Infectious Diseases as well. She hopes to help emphasize the importance of equitable health care for all around the world while advancing the diversity in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going on nature walks, and volunteering with the Latino Health Council.
Ann Behrmann, MD
Dr. Behrmann is a general pediatrician at Group Health Cooperative. She has decades of experience in the field of global health and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health. She has been actively involved in the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute and served in an advisory role for the Center for Global Health’s Steering Committee.
Ryan Coller, MD, MPH
Dr. Coller is a pediatric hospitalist, with global health experience in South America, Asia and Africa on USAID-funded projects looking at community health and HIV prevention among youth at the population level. He has interests in program monitoring and evaluation, international medical education, quality improvement and inpatient-outpatient-community transitions both globally and domestically.
James Conway, MD
Dr. Conway is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. His primary work within global health centers on vaccine-preventable diseases and community-based public health programs aimed at improving vaccine delivery. His region of concentration in his vaccine work has been East Africa. Dr. Conway is the Associate Director for Health Sciences for the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute.
Greg DeMuri, MD
Dr. Demuri is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and general pediatrician. He practices general pediatrics at Access Community Health Clinic, a clinic that serves an under-served population in Madison. He has combined his expertise in infectious disease and general pediatrics globally in both Kazakstan and Cuba.
Scott Hagen, MD
Dr. Hagen is a pediatric intensivist. He has worked with cardiac critical care teams and in pediatric intensive care settings providing education and patient care in Uganda, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Peru.
Ryan McAdams, MD
Dr. McAdams is a neonatologist who loves caring for newborn babies. He believes every child everywhere is valuable and deserves the best opportunities to thrive. Dr. McAdams is currently the Division Chief and Fellowship Director of Neonatology and at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has worked in Mongolia, Cambodia, Zambia, and Uganda doing volunteer medical work and promoting educational development. He is interested in developing global collaborative relationships focused on education to improve newborn outcomes.
Anthony Garcia-Prats, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D
Dr. Garcia-Prats is a general pediatrician who worked full time for 13 years in Lesotho, Tanzania and South Africa (2006-2019). His interests are pediatric HIV, the management of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) in children and the pharmacokinetics and safety of anti-tuberculosis drugs in children. He is leading multiple observational studies and phase I and II trials of TB drugs and improved treatment and prevention strategies for TB and MDR-TB in children.
Faculty Expertise, Research, and Resources
Below is a sampling of academic work by Pediatric Global Health Track faculty leaders on the role of global health in pediatric residency education. Residents have the opportunity to participate in scholarly projects with a global health focus through the track. Recent research and relevant publications can be found on the Division of Global Pediatrics webpage.
Global Health in Pediatric Education: An Implementation Guide for Program Directors is a publication of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force (2018). It is a comprehensive, practical resource for incorporating global health education into pediatric training programs. Dr. St Clair led the development of the guide in collaboration with Dr. Butteris and many colleagues across the international global health educator community.
SUGAR (Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations) is a suite of free educational products used to prepare medical providers to work in resource-limited settings. It was co-created by Dr. Butteris and colleague Dr. Mike Pitt from the University of Minnesota and piloted by the Midwest Consortium of Global Child Health Educators. Facilitators have been trained at over 100 institutions across the world. SUGARPREP consists of the SUGAR Trio, a comprehensive set of curricular resources for use by global health educators. The Trio is comprised of:
- SUGAR (Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations) Sim Cases: a simulation-based curriculum that focuses on common challenges, both practical and emotional, faced when working in resource-limited settings.
- PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource-Limited Settings): a series of downloadable or streaming videos that demonstrate how to modify medical procedures using supplies commonly found in resource-limited settings.
- S-PACK (SUGAR’s Pre-Departure Activities Curricular Kit): a comprehensive pre-departure global health curriculum that is modular and modifiable.
Additional resources developed by the Midwest Consortium of Global Child Health Educators can be found at sugarprep.org.
Global School Health
Developed by a former UW Pediatrics Global Health Track graduate in collaboration with UW Global Pediatrics faculty, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Global Health, the AAP Council on School Health, and national colleagues, the Global School Health Toolkit is an online, practical resource for pediatric providers from high-income countries with little or no prior school health expertise who are seeking to engage in school-based health initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Informed by an extensive literature and needs assessment, this comprehensive toolkit is a remarkable resource for anyone engaging with school communities.
Applying for the Global Health Track
Following Match Day, all incoming residents will have the opportunity to apply for the Global Health Track. Selected residents will begin participating in the track during their intern year.
For questions about the Global Health Track, please email the Global Health Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org.