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Adiya Jaffari, MD

Adiya Jaffari trained as an internal medicine physician at the University of Washington where she is now a cardiology hospitalist. She spent her early childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Boise, ID before she completed a Fulbright fellowship in India. As an aspiring cardiologist, she is enthusiastic about innovative community-based solutions and is committed to addressing health disparities in cardiovascular care, both locally and globally. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, yoga, and reading.

Rose Thoroughman

Thomas Klobucar

  • SMSgt, USAF (Ret)
  • Retired Executive Director, US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health

Cooper Kersey

Signe Burchim

University of Washington

  • Research Scientist, Department of Global Health

Paul Gonzalez

Bay Area First Step

  • CADCI, CRMII Services & Outreach Director, Bay Area First Step Inc

Davis Patterson

University of Washington

  • Research Associate Professor Director, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center Deputy Director, HWRC Health Equity

Amanda Li

University of Washington

  • Department of Global Health MPH Candidate

Bianca Wilson

University of Washington

  • Project Manager, Rural PRO-CARE

Judah Kreinbrook

Judah Kreinbrook is a rising third year medical student at Duke University. Prior to medical school he worked as an EMT and paramedic for six years in Sumter County, Florida, a largely suburban and rural county. During this time, he developed an interest in critical cardiac emergencies, especially out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. He now aims to become a clinician-investigator with a focus on resuscitation science. In the next two years he will be completing his MSc in clinical research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Monique Starks. His primary project will support Dr. Starks’ larger goals of closing rural disparities in cardiac arrest via drone as first responder (DFR) networks. This will be done via examining the rural versus urban incidence of intra-arrest transport (IAT) practices, which may be higher in rural regions, increased by future implementation of DFR networks, and associated with decreased survival to discharge. In his free time, he enjoys finding the best hiking spots, teeing it up on the golf course, and reading history and philosophy of science books.