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Heather Brown, MD, MPH
Director of Global Health, IEM Fellowship Director

Fellowship: George Washington University, Class of 2013

Residency: Prisma Health Midlands, Class of 2011

Medical School: University of South Carolina, Class of 2008

Dr. Brown is a native South Carolinian who received her bachelor degree from Clemson University in biology and her medical degrees from the University of South Carolina. She joined the emergency medicine residency at Palmetto Health and graduated from our program in 2011. 

Following graduation she matriculated into the Global Health Fellowship at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she also received a Master's of Public Health. She spent large amounts of her fellowship training working in Haiti and India.

In 2013 she joined Carolina Care in Columbia and works at both Palmetto Health and Providence Hospitals.

Joshua Skaggs, MD, MPH

Residency: Prisma Health Midlands, Class of 2013 

Medical School:University of South Carolina, Class of 2010

Dr. Skaggs is a native Ethiopian who moved to South Carolina and attended the University of South Carolina, where he received his bachelor's degree and his medical degree.

He trained in emergency medicine at Prisma Health Midlands from 2010 - 2013 and served as chief resident. He also completed a Master's degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a focus in global health. 

Dr. Skaggs currently is living in Columbia, and is interested in International Health, particularly in improving access to quality health care in East Africa.  He enjoys international travel, snowboarding, and the outdoors.