Anousha is a Mph candidate of Global Health Communicable Diseases and the former President of Timmy Global Health at University of South Florida in the beautiful and sunny Tampa, Florida. Born in Tehran, she moved to the United States to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming a physician. Along the way she found her passion for volunteerism, issues related to infectious diseases and global health by broadening healthcare access to neglected regions of the world. Anousha has been volunteering with Women in Need Foundation and Moffitt Cancer Center Art Therapy department since 2008, being nominated for the Pillar of the Community Award at The Leadership Awards two years in a row and have been chosen as The Volunteer of the Year 2011 at Moffitt Cancer Center. When she is not spending her free time volunteering and pursuing her career, Anousha enjoys painting, photography, and clay sculpture.
Anousha Hakim ShooshtariTeam Captain
Shawn AldermanTeam Member
Shawn’s goal in life is to enrich his global experience and work with populations that need help to alleviate the burden of disease and poverty. He has obtained his Bachelor’s in Psychology and is currently working on his Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. His strong desire to join in the fight against poverty and health disparities has aspired him to pursue a career in public health. Shawn hopes to draw from his previous experiences volunteering and working in the U.S. healthcare system to expand his knowledge and expertise out into global health advocacy projects. Shawn’s experiences with the underprivileged around Tampa Bay have given him the strength and tools to continue his work in the emergency room at Lakeland Regional Hospital for the past seven years. Shawn hopes to serve in the Peace Corps after graduation from University of South Florida.
Rosanna IaniroTeam Member
Dr. Rosanna Ianiro is currently pursuing studies in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control at the University of South Florida. She received her Master’s in Public Health in Global Communicable Diseases and is a nationally certified public health professional. Before coming to USF, she worked as a primary care physician in Costa Rica after earning her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Centro America. Rosanna’s background, as well as the specialty training she received in tropical medicine at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Peru, makes her a most desired asset on mission trips to Latin America. Besides volunteering with the USF chapters of the Latin Medical Student Association and Timmy Global Health, Rosanna has also lectured USF medical students and ID fellows on cases of tropical infectious diseases and her experiences in working with patients in limited healthcare settings.
Gent BitinckaTeam Member
Gent was born in Korce, Albania. He spent the majority of his school years in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BSc in Molecular Microbiology. He is currently pursuing an MD/MPH degree at University of South Florida with a concentration in global communicable disease and will start residency in 2015. While in medical school he experienced the limitations around him as a traditional MD in the ability to have lasting impact on large-scale health and wellness of the population. Such experiences left him feeling uneasy and came to the realization that he wanted to expand his studies further into public health training. He plans to do residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious disease. His ideal career would provide flexibility to pursue Global Health initiatives while retaining a strong and clear commitment to clinical care.