Family Medicine – Global Health

Faculty

EJ Mayeaux, MD Department Chair, Family and Preventive Medicine
Family and Preventive Medicine
Global Health Faculty
 
Department
Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine
Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Education
Louisiana State University Medical Center, MD 1987
Shreveport, LA

Residencies
Louisiana State Medical Center 1987 - 1990

Specialties
American Board of Family Medicine, 1990
Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice 1993
Fellow American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology 1996
Preventive Medicine – Clinical Informatics 2016



E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP, DABPM is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine.  He is also Chairman of the Palmetto Health USC Medical Group Department of Family Medicine and part of the global health faculty.
 
Dr. Mayeaux is a globally respected educator, skilled clinician and acclaimed author. He has published and edited 8 books including the Color Atlas of Family Medicine and the Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures, both of which are available in multiple languages. He was the lead editor of Modern Colposcopy, the flagship publication on colposcopy from the ASCCP, which was recently translated into Chinese. 
 
He has a long interest in improving women's health and is considered an international expert on the prevention of HPV disease and HPV related cancers.  He is currently on the executive board of the ASCCP and was President of the society in 2014.  During his presidency, he fostered stronger international relationships between the ASCCP and multiple high-level health care organizations in South America and Asia, including ministries of health, academic institutions, and national professional organizations.  He is also on the executive board of the international Federation for colposcopy and pathology of the cervix (IFCPC) and is on multiple committees. 
 
It is Dr. Mayeaux’s belief that international cooperation and sharing of expertise in science will promote improvement in healthcare, especially for women, around the world.  Hopefully it will also help build understanding and peaceful interactions between peoples.  
 
Jeffrey W.W. Hall, MD Program Director; Associate Professor
Family and Preventive Medicine

Medical Education
University of Florida, MD, 2000
Gainesville, Florida

Residencies
St. Anthony Family Practice Residency, 2003
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Specialties
Family Medicine

Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine, 2003
Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) from American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,  2010
Certificate of Knowledge in Traveler’s Health (CTH), 2010
 
 
Dr. Hall’s role as director has been to create opportunities for fellows to succeed as global clinicians, educators, and developers of sustainable programs.  He has had a longstanding interest in international medical work since the 1990’s, and has been blessed to have the opportunity to live, work, and study in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States.   He was thoroughly enjoying working at a full-spectrum family medicine practice in rural South Carolina before leaving to assist with medical reconstruction following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.  After returning from Indonesia, he joined the faculty of USC and Palmetto Health in 2008 to bolster the department’s maternity care and also develop programs in global health for the School of Medicine.  
 
In addition to directing the Global Health Fellowship, he also serves as medical director for the Palmetto Health-USC Travel Clinic and supervises the department’s Bilingual Prenatal Outreach Program.    For the School of Medicine, he oversees all international student electives, both those which send USC students abroad as well as those which receive international students as visitors.  Dr. Hall has helped build these elective opportunities into interdisciplinary programs involving students and faculty from schools of nursing, pharmacy, and public health.  He now co-chairs the USC Global Health Initiative Steering Committee, a broader university organization dedicated to advancing USC's interdisciplinary global health work in education, research, and service.
Curt Elliott, MD Assistant Professor; Global Health Faculty
Family and Preventive Medicine

Medical Education
University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  M.D. 1984
Chapel Hill, NC

Residencies
Anderson Area Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program 1984 - 1987

Specialties
Family Medicine

Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine,  1987
 
Dr. Elliott has spent 20 years primarily living and working in China.  His roles there have included primary care in the ambulatory and hospital setting.  He also is involved in medical student teaching, leading a weekly journal club for CME.  He also provides pediatric consults for a local orphanage and oversees a fund to provide financial assistance to needy patients in the region. 
 
He has also been a faculty member at USC in both active and adjunct roles since 2007, and was awarded teacher of the year by the Family medicine residents in 2013.  His areas of particular interest include Tuberculosis, cross-cultural medical education, and the role of faith in practice.
 
Mark Humphrey, MD, MPH Assistant Global Health Fellowship Director; Nicaragua Site Director
Dr. Humphrey joined the University of South Carolina as the director of Clinical Operations in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine following a career in the United States Navy.  While in the Navy, he served as a Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine Officer.  As part of this role, he was the lead investigator for Navy Medicine East influenza surveillance project and co-investigator for surveillance projects on Norovirus, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Tuberculosis.  He also was the lead preventive medicine planner and assistant medical planner for Pacific Partnership 2011, a large naval humanitarian mission to the South Pacific.  
 
His current position as Clinical Director of the Family Medicine Center requires recognizing operational defects in the department’s patient care and identifying ways to better implement clinical excellence.  He has been instrumental in incorporating several clinical trials into  daily operations of practice, including a tele-psychiatry program and a NIH-funded smoking cessation counseling study. He is currently involved with the I3 collaborative, a large, multisite quality improvement project that has resulted in multiple projects that have been published nationally or presented regionally.  He has also worked with USC’s Masters in Health Administration program to mentor future leaders in clinical operations.    
 
His geographic areas of prior global health experience include:  Belize, East Timor, Haiti, Italy, Macau China, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and Vanuatu.  His areas of particular interest include:  Tuberculosis, Health System Development, Cultural Humility Education and Training, and Population Health.
 
Debra E. Krotish, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine

Education
BA, Furman University, Education
MA, Winthrop University, Education
PhD University of South Carolina, Public Health, Exercise Science, Motor Control and Motor Development
 
Dr. Krotish has worked with health care providers including medical students, residents and physicians as well as other disciplines to facilitate global health in Peru.  She works with a clinic with a focus on women’s health, and extensively cancer screening and prevention.  She has an interest in cross cultural medical education in international settings.  She is involved in teaching medical students and has been the Director for Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification.  She is the Director of a nonprofit organization, Friends of CerviCusco, to facilitate international medical education opportunities.   Dr. Krotish is dedicated to developing opportunities for interdisciplinary programs for students, residents, fellows and faculty at USC to research, learn, serve and work in global health. 
 
 
Joshua Riggsbee, DO Adjunct Global Health Faculty
Family and Preventive Medicine

Medical Education
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. 2010
Bradenton, FL. 

Residencies
Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency, 2010 – 2013
Columbia, SC

Specialties
Family Medicine

Certifications:
American Board of Family Medicine,  2013
 
Dr. Riggsbee spent two years at the United Mission Hospital Tansen in rural Nepal .  This included front-line involvement in the disaster recovery following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015.  He helped develop our fellowship didactic curriculum while on furlough, and returned to Tansen in June of 2017.   He and his wife have been helping to expand the rehabilitative healthcare capabilities of the hospital and community in Tansen.   He continues to be involved in fellowship didactics remotely while in Nepal.
 
His areas of particular interest include palliative care in low – income nations and rehabilitation following trauma or stroke. 
 
Mark Shaffer, MD Tanzania Site Director
Dr. Shaffer served as the Department of Family Medicine’s Global Health Fellow in 2012-2013 at the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital.  During the year-long program, the fellowship created a longitudinal training program in point-of-care echocardiography including review of studies, telemedicine conferences, documentation and evaluation of management changes, and a certification exam.  In addition to this project, Dr. Shaffer also created disease management flowsheets that were adopted by the outpatient clinics. 
 
Following his fellowship year, he was hired by the Henry Jackson Foundation, the local PEPFAR implementing partner, to serve as the Director of Clinical Services and Quality Improvement in Mbeya.  His role was to direct quality improvement efforts for the delivery of HIV services to over 700 facilities across 4 regions.  A major aspect of this was overseeing the initiation of WHO Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV Option B+ services in the Southern Highlands zone, which involved over 600 new sites offering ART services for the first time. In response, he helped to recruit and train new clinical staff, developed a standard operating procedure for supportive supervision and designed a standardized tool for data collection. While staying active in the field, he worked to develop a consistent process for data monitoring and quality improvement demonstrating remarkable improvements in care delivery.  His work required significant skills in program management and logistics as well as an intimate knowledge of Tanzanian guidelines for HIV services, local cultural norms and the Kiswahili language.
 
Currently, he serves as medical director for the John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center in Winnsboro, South Carolina as well as being core faculty for our residency program and fellowship.  He serves as the site director for our work in Tanzania.  His areas of particular interest include HIV management, Point-of-care Ultrasound, and program implementation.  
 
Myriam Torres, PhD, MSPH Clinical Associate Professor Director; Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies
Education
PhD (Epidemiology), Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, August 2001.
Master of Science in Public Health, MSPH (Epidemiology), Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, December 1991.
Magister en Salud Pública, MSP (MPH), Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, June 1987.
Enfermera (Nurse), Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, 1981.

Current roles
Director, Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. January 1, 2006 – present.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, July 16, 2007 – present.

Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital

Peter Kishimbo, MD Clinical faculty
Dr. Antony Nsojo Head of Academic Division, Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital
Issakwisa Mwakyula, MD Cardiologist, Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Ourania Kolokotroni, PhD Clinical Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Primary Care and Population Health

Ourania Kolokotroni is Chair of the Department of Primary Care and Population Health and Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Kolokotroni holds a BSc in Medical Sciences and a Medical degree from the University of Nottingham UK (BM, BS).  She also holds a PhD in Epidemiology/Public Health from the Department of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology.

Her research interests include the environmental determinants of respiratory and allergic diseases in children (including vitamin D) and the association of early life exposures with the development of chronic diseases in adult life.

Alexandros Heracledes, PhD Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Alexandros Heraclides is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Heraclides has a BSc degree in Biology, an MSc degree in Human Nutrition, an MSc degree in Social Epidemiology and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health.

His research involves identification of novel determinants of chronic diseases, primarily type 2 diabetes, as well as neurodegenerative diseases, and he is particularly interested in the interaction between environmental and genetic factors.