Dr. Erica Weirich is the founder and director of Global Health Research Foundation (GHRF). She is in her 17th year of practice in Family Medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and serves as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to graduating from Stanford 1998 with Doctor of Medicine and Masters in International Development Policy degrees, Dr. Weirich worked with traditional birth attendants and community health workers in Northern Pakistan, worked on health access for refugees as a Graduate Scholar in London, and on rising maternal mortality as a Traveling Scholar in the country of Georgia, together with Stanford and the Zhordania Institute of Human Reproduction. Dr. Weirich co-founded GHRF in 2007 with Dr. Christopher Traver, with the mission to provide key sustainability support to health providers working in medically underserved areas. Collaboratively with local and academic partners, GHRF programs facilitate the integration of appropriate technology and process toward community-identified health and eco-health goals.