Charisse Mandimika

Resident, HIV Primary Care Track


Yale School of Medicine


I spent the majority of my formative years in Zimbabwe-a country at the epicenter of the global HIV epidemic. Even with so many new and exciting policy changes globally, the HIV population continues to be one of the most marginalized and shunned by society. I feel truly privileged to have found a medical home in the HIV Track here that shares my desire to improve the medical, mental and social health of this particular group of patients. The skills that I am acquiring through dedicated mentorship at the Nathan Smith Clinic are equipping me to ultimately make the changes I would like to see in individual patient lives, and the community at large.