The Next Generation in Healthcare

Dr. Katie Howe and Dr. Jake Morris discuss their involvement in CMDA throughout their training and their next steps to become long-term healthcare missionaries.



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Dr. Katie Howe studied cultural anthropology at Duke University with a focus on systemic racism. She joined Teach for America and taught middle school social studies in New Orleans, Louisiana before earning her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees at Louisiana State University, where she was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. She completed her residency training in General Surgery at Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech. Dr. Howe is currently a Mastery in General Surgery fellow at Carilion Clinic, cross training in basic orthopedic, obstetric and anesthesia care. Next year she will move to Niger to work at Galmi Hospital as part of the World Medical Mission Post-Residency Program. Dr. Howe’s areas of research include nutrition and interprofessional education, trauma survivorship, opioid prescribing and surgical care for Black Appalachians. She twice performed at New Orleans Jazz Fest, was once kissed by Richard Simmons at Mardi Gras and breathes fire recreationally.


Dr. Jacob Morris is a practicing emergency physician with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is originally from Minnesota and obtained an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After college, he went on the World Race, a year-long overseas Christian mission trip where he went to 11 countries in 11 months while living out of a tent and a backpack. He met his beautiful wife Genae, a southern belle from Alabama, while on that trip. After the World Race, he completed medical school at the Mayo Clinic and three years of emergency medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Chief Resident. He is the proud father of six children under eight. His home is typically louder than a 747, and the emergency room is where he goes to relax. He loves fly fishing, writing and being a dad. God has called the Morris family to serve as medical missionaries at Kudjip Hospital in Papua New Guinea, where they will be moving in early 2023. Follow their journey at


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