Meet Our Residents & Fellows

A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

John Bonnewell, MD, MSc-GH

GHP Graduate

Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine


John Bonnewell is a fellow in Infectious Diseases and Global Health at Duke. He has global health experience both within the United States and abroad. He developed an initial interest in the challenges of global health as an undergraduate in Nicaragua studying the ethics of development from both a religious and secular standpoint. He later worked as a medical student at the University of Louisville in a remote area of eastern Ecuador learning about the provision of basic medical care in the developing world. As an Internal Medicine resident at Brown University, he was a primary care provider for a significant portion of the local incoming refugee population to Providence, including a considerable number fleeing the Syrian war as well as Congolese, Somali, and Iraqi refugees. This work included helping diagnose and coordinate care for newly diagnosed infectious diseases such as hepatitis B and C and parasitic diseases as well as providing support and triage for newly diagnosed post-traumatic mental health disorders. He has since finished a clinical year of training in Infectious Diseases at Duke, and he will continue his work by contributing to the ongoing research in uncovering the causes of febrile illnesses and deaths in northern Tanzania.