Welcome to the Newly Matched Class of 2020!

Posted: March 18th, 2016

Join us in welcoming the sixteen new residents in the Class of 2020! The new class will begin their training on June 6th. Class of 2020
Brandt, A Allison Brandt grew up near Baltimore and completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, followed by a M.Phil at Oxford. She gained extensive experience in global anthropology, pursuing projects in Malawi and Tanzania. While at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine she was heavily involved in community service projects, and held leadership positions in both local and national organizations. Outside of work her passions include singing, playing piano, knitting, and travel.
Cawkwell, P Philip Cawkwell completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania before taking a year to train for and compete in the half-marathon national championships. In medical school at NYU, he served on the admissions committee and was involved in several research projects examining cigarette smoking and alternative tobacco products. He also completed research on the antivaccination movement. Philip is interested in child and adolescent psychiatry. Outside of work, he continues to enjoy running and creative writing.
Clauss, J Jacqueline “Jacci” Clauss did her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins prior to completing a MD/PhD at Vanderbilt. Her PhD focus was on vulnerability to anxiety disorders as measured by inhibited temperament; she utilized functional and structural MRI to identify alterations in prefrontal-amygdala neurocircuitry. She was also involved in several service activities during medical school. Jacci is interested in becoming a clinician-scientist in the area of anxiety and mood disorders. She enjoys running, yoga, hiking and wine-tasting.
Crall, C Cary Crall studied neuroscience and mathematics at Brigham Young University before matriculating at Harvard Medical School. While at HMS, he helped create HMS's first LGBTQ medical student rotation, served on the LGBTQ Advisory Committee, and was president of LGBTQ and Allies at HMS. He also conducted research during a year-long pediatric dermatology research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.
Cruz, A Andrew “Andy” Cruz studied piano at Texas Tech, earning a master’s degree in piano pedagogy, before staying on for medical school. He has been involved in the diversity and inclusion committee at his medical school with a particular focus on LGBT issues, and has held numerous other student leadership positions, including organizing multiple fundraising recitals in the hospital. Andy initially pursued an internship in surgery before ultimately deciding that his passion was psychiatry. He has a unique career interest focused on treating musicians with psychiatric illness.
DiCola, L Laura DiCola attended Harvard University, where she studied human evolutionary biology and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Health Policy Review. She obtained a Master of Science in Public Health from Emory before matriculating at Columbia for medical school. She has pursued a number of quality improvement initiatives, including a project to investigate opioid prescribing practices in primary care and emergency settings. She speaks French and Chinese, and enjoys rowing and yoga.
Frederick, D David Flier-Frederick completed his undergraduate work at Brandeis before pursuing medical school at Tufts. He was involved in research on transcranial magnetic stimulation prior to medical school. At Tufts, David formed and led an a capella group for inner city high school students. He is very interested in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is also passionate about improv comedy, having performed with Improv Boston in their children’s show for the past several years.
Gispen, F Fiona Gispen attended Stanford University, where she obtained a B.A. in human biology followed by a master’s degree in management science and engineering. She has a love for teaching, and during medical school at Johns Hopkins has been involved in several medical education projects. She also has interests in women’s mental health and telepsychiatry. A varsity swimmer in college, she continues to enjoy water sports ranging from open-water swimming to wake-boarding.
Jaffee, E Ethan Jaffee attended Davidson College, where he majored in English and played Division I tennis. While in medical school at the University of Chicago, he joined a project looking at social determinants of health among inpatients and was involved in multiple teaching endeavors. He was also selected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Going forward, Ethan has interests in health services research and medical education. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, sports, and movies.
Karp, L Lianna Karp completed a bachelor's in psychology at Harvard College. She spent a year working as an applied behavioral analysis therapist before enrolling in medical school at Brown University. While in medical school, she created curricula to teach empathy and self-care to first-year medical students. She was also the elected fourth year chair of the AMS Student Health Council, an organization promoting the mental health of medical students. In her spare time, she is an artist and musical theater actress.
Melaragno, A Andrew Melaragno earned a master’s degree in Earth Systems from Stanford prior to medical school at Ohio State. He also spent a year in AmeriCorps working in a patient-centered medical home in Boston. In medical school, he was co-chair of the LGBT student group and a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is interested in consultation-liaison psychiatry, medical education and LGBTQ health. He is also an accomplished musician (guitar and drums) and singer.
O'Neill, M Maeve O’Neill obtained a BA in international development at George Washington, where she studied public perception of autism. After completing a post-bac at Bryn Mawr she spent a year in El Salvador promoting nutritional health for children. During medical school at Columbia she volunteered in the free clinic, taught cultural psychiatry to medical students, and pursued research projects on health literacy and population health. In her free time she runs triathalons and enjoys cooking and traveling.
Robbins, B Benjamin Robbins studied psychology at Dartmouth and completed a combined MD/MBA program at Harvard Medical School. Prior to medical school, he co-founded a nonprofit that supports a school for AIDS orphans in Tanzania. Through his MBA work, he became connected with Google Health and has been working with their team focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry. A former football player, Ben enjoys staying active and checking out local live music.
<Rosenfeld, L Lisa Rosenfeld attended Harvard College, where she studied government, and went on to complete a master's of public health at the University of Washington with a concentration in global health. Her master's work focused on the prevalence of contraception across 187 countries and its impact on national fertility rates. She then returned to Boston to attend Harvard Medical School, during which she was selected to present her research at the Soma Weiss Student Research Day. She plays the clarinet and alto sax, and sings and acts.
Ross, C Cordelia Ross earned a bachelor's in psychology from Middlebury College and a master's in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University before attending medical school at the University of Vermont. While at UVM, she started an autism and neurodevelopmental disorders interest group and was chosen for a Klingenstein Fellowship in Child Psychiatry. She's written blog entries for several websites and is an avid runner and skier.
Son, M Maya Son completed a degree in communications at UCLA before working for several years, including a stint as CFO of an environmental consulting firm. She then attended medical school at the University of Vermont, where she conducted research on benzodiazepine use in elderly patients and barriers to treatment among victims of sex-trafficking. Clinically, she has a strong interest in consultation-liaison psychiatry. She considers herself a recreational motorcyclist and surfer.

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