Faculty and Staff

Dr. Roli DwivediRoli Dwivedi, MD, is a University of Minnesota associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, chief clinical officer and interim CEO at the Community University Health Care Center, and vice chair for community engagement and advocacy. She received her medical training at Vaishampayan Memorial Medical School in India and completed residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. She was also honored to serve as chief resident in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Dwivedi is involved with several leadership and quality committees all across Minnesota and serves as director at large within the executive committee of Minnesota AFP. She is an educator and likes to create new models of teaching and culturally competent care deliveries. Her special interest in education includes global health and culturally sensitive care. She is also invested in improving health disparities and mentoring medical students and residents.

 

Dr. Amy BonifasAmy Bonifas, MD, (she/her) is faculty and program director for the University of Minnesota Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency. In addition to teaching, she practices full-spectrum family medicine and has special interests in obstetrics, community health, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Bonifas is medical director for Central Clinic, the free clinic for children and adolescents in St. Louis Park, which is staffed by Methodist family medicine third-year residents.

 

 

Dr. Nicole ChaissonNicole Chaisson, MD, MPH, is faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. She is also one of the family medicine team members on the Minnesota Primary Care Transformation Collaborative. She completed fellowship training in adolescent medicine and has strong interests in adolescent health and wellness and reproductive health. Chaisson earned her MPH in maternal and child health from the University of Minnesota.

 

 

Heidi Cerdas MongeHeidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, (she/her) is an education program specialist at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. In addition to coordinating the Community Health Course, she serves as administrative support for the Community Health Committee. She earned her MBA from Lakeland College and will complete her Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota in 2022.

 

 

Dr. Katie FreemanKatie Freeman, MD, (she/her) practices full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics at M Health Fairview Clinic - Bethesda and Woodwinds Family Medicine Residency in St. Paul. Her clinical passions include providing prenatal and obstetrical care, geriatrics and end-of-life care, and treating overlapping chronic disease and mental health in refugees and immigrants. Her research and professional interests focus on local population health interventions, including building community partnerships, improving patient education, and developing physician advocates. She leads the Woodwinds CHAMP (Community Health and Management of Practice) rotation, the Bethesda-SMRLS healthcare legal partnership, and co-leads the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Resident Advocacy Cohort (RAC).

 

 

Dr. Clarice KonshokClarice Konshok, MD, has been on clinical faculty for University of Minnesota St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency since 2014 and associate program director since 2016. She started her career as an active duty Air Force physician for eight years following residency, stationed in California and Alaska. She was teaching faculty at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. She was then able to practice full-spectrum rural family medicine in Park Rapids/Menahga, Minnesota for 10 years and continue as a flight surgeon in the Duluth Air National Guard for 15 years.

 

 

 

Dr. Laura MillerLaura Miller, MD, MPH, (she/her) is a full-spectrum family medicine physician who joined the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of family medicine. She also chairs the Department of Family Medicine Community Health Committee. She earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota in 2019 and focused her studies on community and maternal health. Her interests include health equity, reproductive health, public and community health, advocacy, research, and education. 

 

 

Dr. Chris ReifChris Reif, MD, (he/him) is a family medicine physician who has worked in community health in the Twin Cities for more than 40 years. He has been at the Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC) for 17 years. Dr. Reif is also an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. His interests include health equity and antiracism in our clinical care and our communities and our education.

 

 

 

Rebecca ShirleyRebecca Shirley is a community engagement coordinator for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in public health, and is currently working on her MPH in global health out of Drexel University. Rebecca is passionate about lifting community voices to create sustainable and equitable change in disparities in the Twin Cities and beyond.

 

 

 

Dr. Andrea WestbyAndrea Westby, MD, (she/they) is a family medicine physician committed to community health and wellness with a passion for weight- and size-inclusive care; obstetrics; parent, child, and family health; racial equity; and reproductive justice. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Allina Health's United Family Medicine residency. After residency, she worked as a rural full-spectrum family medicine physician in northern Minnesota for four and a half years. Dr. Westby currently is an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and North Memorial Hospital. She has held the role of vice chair for equity, diversity, and inclusion for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since February 2020 and was named the inaugural chair holder of the Josie Robinson Johnson Endowed Chair in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in October 2020. 

 

Dr. April WilhelmApril Wilhelm, MD, MPH, (she/her) is a faculty physician and clinician-researcher at the University of Minnesota St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Prior to joining the faculty, she completed an interdisciplinary fellowship in child and adolescent primary care research at the University of Minnesota. Her clinical interests focus on preventive health, adolescent health, and patient-centered chronic disease management. Her research program centers on promoting healthy behaviors among adolescents in refugee and immigrant communities and adolescent tobacco prevention.