Meet Our Fellow

2024 Physicians Foundation Fellow

Deborah Rose, MD

Dr. Deborah Rose is the 2024 Physicians Foundation Fellow. She is currently a PGY-4 Chief Neurology Resident at Duke University Medical Center, and a rising Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Rose is passionate about screening for and addressing drivers of health among her patients. Her clinical and research interests involve examining the role that socio-environmental disadvantages, adverse childhood experiences and chronic toxic stress play in brain health outcomes, specifically mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

As the current Fellow, Dr. Rose is implementing a project in her clinical practice to assess the social and community needs among her patients in six key areas: economic stability, education, social and community context, health and clinical care, neighborhood and physical environment, and food security.

2023 Physicians Foundation Fellow
Dr. Lowery

Ryan Lowery, MD

Ryan Lowery is the Physicians Foundation’s first Fellow and a pediatrician at the CommUnityCare Health Center in Austin, Texas. He completed both his pediatric residency and his chief residency at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. Dr. Lowery has dedicated his career to addressing the drivers of health (DOH) and health equity, including working on systems to screen and respond to patient’s social health needs in his community.

As the Foundation’s Fellow, Dr. Lowery is expanding his leadership skills on addressing barriers to physician wellbeing, improving practice environments and building the understanding of DOH implications for patients and physicians.

Supporting Physicians to Address Drivers of Health

Dr. Lowery shares why healthcare needs to invest in DOH screening and systems change.

Pediatrician carefully listening to small kid patient, writing down notes.

Evaluating Pediatrician Perspective on DOH Screenings

Dr. Lowery’s Fellowship Project reviewed perspectives around DOH screenings in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) for those caring for pediatric patients to understand patterns, strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Findings coming soon!