1st Year residents
Yule Lee, MD, MPH
Dr. Lee graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN with a B.A. in history, from Columbia University School of Public Health in New York, NY with an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management, and from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with an M.D. She completed her internship in family medicine at the University of Rochester. Prior to medical school, she worked in various capacities in the health care field including family planning, harm reduction, data management and employee benefits consulting. Her primary interests include health policy, global health and health outcomes.
Marielena Velez De Brown, MD
After obtaining my Bachelor’s in Biology from Swarthmore College, I worked doing basic science research in a T-cell development lab at the University of Pennsylvania prior to pursuing my medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. There I was involved in clinical research regarding physician communication with families regarding withdrawal of care in the MICU. This sparked my professional interest in End-of-Life planning in the outpatient setting (rather than at a time of crisis in the hospital). After starting a Family Medicine residency at Christiana Care Health System, I transferred to the U of R Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency program (that is the formal name of the program, right?). I intend to continue my work with historically underserved populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, patients with Limited English Proficiency and Low Health Literacy while I work towards my Masters of Public Health.
2nd Year residents
Elizabeth Helm, MD, MPH
After completing my undergraduate training (B.S. Biology, B.A. Psychology) and medical school at SUNY Buffalo, I came to Rochester for a combined Family and Preventive Medicine Residency. My primary interests are Global Health, Maternal Child Health, and Nutrition, which I have been able to explore through the MPH curriculum and Preventive Medicine rotations. My husband, a native Arkansan, is completing his Pediatric Residency in Rochester. When he is finished, we hope to move abroad with our son (Josiah) to practice full spectrum primary and preventive care in a developing nation. Until then, we are enjoying the many things we love about Western New York: hiking, swimming, sledding, cooking, attending festivals, church, and family. We are grateful for the excellent training and wonderful people Rochester continues to bring into our lives.
- Dominic Cirillo, MD, PhD
I am from Butler, PA originally, which is near Pittsburgh. I finished my BS at Cornell University in Biology & Society, with an emphasis on human populations. After college, I had my first taste of epidemiologic research and also community engagement through group concept mapping in Ithaca. I then went on to receive my MD/PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. My dissertation work was an investigation of statin use by veterans and incident auto-immune and infectious diseases. I then trained in Internal Medicine residency and post-doctoral fellowship as part of the Physician Scientist Training Pathway at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. My professional interests include clinical epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, medical-public health partnerships, and professional education.
- Dulan Hailoo, MD.