Cedric grew up in New England and attended Wesleyan University where he developed an interest in the intersection of Infectious Diseases, health inequities, and Public Health. After college he was a Watson Fellow and conducted a photo documentary of the Chinese diaspora around the world, and he is often still trying to scratch the travel itch. While in medical school at Mount Sinai, he had the opportunity to further his interest in HIV and Global Health and spent a year in China as a Doris Duke Scholar doing community-based research enhancing HIV and STI prevention services among MSM. He completed his internship and residency in the Primary Care & Social Medicine track at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY before coming to Penn for fellowship. He was drawn to Penn ID because of the collegial and supportive environment fellowship program offered, as well as the ID Division in general because of it's strong track record supporting fellow's career goals, and faculty mentor-ship. In his free time, he enjoys chasing his toddler son, exploring the many urban green spaces in Philly, climbing things large or small, and perfecting his hand-pulled noodle technique.