Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH is an Associate Professor (teaching scholar track) in the Department of Family Medicine and the Director of the Global Health Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine. Her research interests are in TB prevention globally. She has been involved in child TB contact management in Kenya, and she is particularly interested in identifying and studying strategies that can improve the various steps throughout the child contact management care cascade globally. Domestically, she is interested in improving latent TB infection testing and treatment in primary care. She is the co-course director for the Regional, Massachusetts, and RI latent TB infection ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) programs. In 2020, she was the recipient of a mentored research award through the Advance-CTR to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of a latent TB infection ECHO in Rhode Island. She is the lead for the ECHO hub at Brown University.
Dr. Szkwarko is a global health expert and is the Family Medicine Lead for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), one of the largest academic global health collaborations. She serves as the Director for the Global Health Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine and is the Faculty Mentor for the Brown Residency International/Global Health Track (BRIGHT). She has helped to facilitate a lecture series on Decolonizing Global Health and is passionate in pursuing equity and dismantling saviorism within global health partnerships.
At the Warren Alpert Medical School, Dr. Szkwarko serves as the Co-Director for the Women's Reproductive Health Scholarly Concentration and the Co-Director of the Health Systems Science 2 and 4 courses for the Primary Care and Population Medicine program.
Clinically, she is a hospitalist at Kent Hospital and does urgent care and latent TB infection management at Blackstone Valley Community Health Center.