Quintiles Clinical Fellows
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Quintiles Clinical Fellows

Program codirected by Drs. Seth Seabury and Julie Zissimopoulos Arora, MD, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He completed his clinical training at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005 and joined the  faculty at USC where he currently serves as the Associate Research Director in Emergency Medicine. His research area of interest is utilizing emerging technology to improve the quality and efficacy of care in patients needing acute care, and to bridge the gap between an emergency department visit and a stable outpatient medical home for low- income, inner city patients with chronic disease. As chronic disease and its impact on the emergency department is a large topic, he has focused his efforts on diabetes and HIV as model diseases on which to test interventions. More >

Steve Kim, MD., MSCE, is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine. He graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.S. in biology and continued his education at the Cornell University Medical College where he obtained his M.D. Following medical school he pursued residency training in Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. It was during his time as a resident at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he developed an interest in treating children with congenital urologic anomalies. More >
Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD., MPH, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine and an attending neonatologist at the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Ashwini graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California after also receiving both a Bachelors in Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Southern California. After completing her pediatric residency and Chief residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Ashwini completed two concurrent fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital. More > Menchine, MD., MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Research Director at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Following medical school, Dr. Menchine completed residencies in Internal and Emergency Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. Stimulated by his clinical observations on the social and policy determinants of disease, Dr. Menchine pursued a Health Services Research Fellowship through the department of emergency medicine at UCLA. During this fellowship he was awarded and F32 grant from the AHRQ and completed a Masters in Public Health. More >


Karen Woo, MD., holds the title of Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Aside from her duties at LAC+USC County Medical Center, Dr. Woo maintains an active practice at Keck Hospital of USC and privileges at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and Methodist Hospital of Arcadia. More >

Sophie Terp, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of Medical Student Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, as well as a Clinical Scholar at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. After completing an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, Dr. Terp received her MD and MPH from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed residency training in emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers, a research fellowship at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, and is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
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Ellen Rudy, Ph.D., is the Director of Strategic Research and Epidemiology at Molina Healthcare, a multi-state, managed care organization that serves individuals and families who receive their care through Medicaid, Medicare and other government-funded programs.  She earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UCLA and completed a Postdoctoral fellowship jointly sponsored by RAND and UCLA Health Services Research Department. Before her current position at Molina, she worked at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health STD/HIV Division and worked closely with the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center and AIDS Healthcare Foundation and brings this diverse perspective to her current role at Molina. She is focused on developing innovative partnerships within the private, academic and public health arena to increase access to programs and services among the vulnerable population and to evaluate population health strategies that engage the vulnerable population to improve their health and receive the right care at the right time.