June 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Tobin Greensweig

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | June 11, 2013

Each month we select one of our many impressive volunteer OpenMRS contributors and highlight them here, to share their experiences and help others learn more about the others involved in the project. In June, community manager Michael Downey chats with Tobin Greensweig and learn more about his OpenMRS contributions and his work and studies in the Middle East. If you’d like to nominate a contributor for an upcoming month, check out more information about the program on the OpenMRS wiki. We look forward to hearing from you!

MD: Hi Tobin! Congratulations on being our June 2013 contributor of the month. I know you have a very interesting story to share with us this time, so why don’t you start by telling us a little about your background?

TG: Thanks! I’m a computer nerd who loves people and health. I grew up in California about one hour north of San Francisco and attended University of California, Santa Barbara where I studied mechanical engineering. After graduation I worked a few years as a Product Manager for an Internet startup before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. True to my interest in Global Health, I chose to study at the Medical School for International Health in Be’er Sheva, Israel which is where I live now. My program is collaboration with Columbia University and has a special emphasis on global health, development, and cross-cultural communication.