University of California, San Francisco
Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH is a general surgery resident at UCSF. As an NIH Fulbright-Fogarty Fellow in medical school, she did PMTCT and obstetric fistula research in Kenya. Most recently, she has been involved in a laparoscopic skills development program for surgeons and trainees at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has also studied outcomes after surgery done by non-physician clinicians in Tanzanian district hospitals. She is interested in inguinal hernia epidemiology and surgical task-shifting in sub-Saharan Africa.