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GEMLR Alumni

Torben K. "Tom" Becker, MD, PhD, RDMS, FAWM; Editor-in-Chief

Torben Becker graduated from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany, followed by initial residency training in anesthesiology. After relocating to the United States, he trained in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Ultrasound at the University of Michigan. This was followed by fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Research, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), as well as an EMS fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Becker has a particular interest in global medicine with a focus on improving prehospital care and developing critical care capacities. He has worked in Greece, Mexico, Haiti, Rwanda, and Ghana. He is the Program Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Florida. He also serves as the UF Department of Emergency Medicine’s Director of Prehospital Research, and as faculty for the EMS, ultrasound and critical care medicine fellowship programs. He is the Associate Medical Director for Alachua County Fire Rescue and oversees its critical care division. He joined GEMLR in 2009 as a reviewer and served as GEMLR’s Managing Editor from 2013-2018. He was the Editor-in-Chief of GEMLR.

Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Managing Editor

Indi Trehan is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Global Health at the University of Washington and an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He recently served as the Executive Director and Medical Director of Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Previously he was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Malawi and a Visiting Consultant at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. He received his medical and public health degrees from Northwestern University. He completed residency training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He completed a dual fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his training in Clinical Tropical Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He has worked clinically in Nicaragua, Belize, Bolivia, Malawi, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Laos, Bangladesh, and Sierra Leone where he served as the Clinical Lead at an Ebola Treatment Unit. His primary research focus is in the prevention, etiology, diagnosis, and management of childhood malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries, has published his work in journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, PNAS, and BMJ. His other research interests include the application of low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to high-burden illnesses in global child health. He was the founding director of the Pediatrics Global Health Residency Pathway at Washington University.

Anand Selvam, MD, DTM&H, Senior Editor 

Dr. Anand Selvam is an Assistant Professor Adjunct of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and also works clinically at multiple sites including a rural, critical access hospital serving Native American populations on the Olympic Peninsula.  He completed the Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Yale University and a Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine & International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and eceived his medical and undergraduate degrees from Boston University’s 7-year Liberal Arts/Medical Education program.  His interests include complex humanitarian emergencies, conflict/refugee medicine, EM development, and global health ethics/human rights. 

Adam Levine, MD, MPH

Adam Levine is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco and his Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley before completing his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in Boston.

In recent years, Dr. Levine has responded to humanitarian emergencies in Haiti, Libya, South Sudan, and Liberia and has led research and training initiatives in South Asia, East Africa, and West Africa. He currently serves as the Director for the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University, whose goals are to improve the quality and professionalize the delivery of humanitarian assistance worldwide, and as the Primary Investigator for the Global Emergency Response and Recovery Project for International Medical Corps, focused on improving international and local capacity for responding to future epidemics and pandemics. He also serves as Editor-in-chief for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review. His own NIH and foundation-funded research focus on improving the delivery of emergency care in resource-limited settings and during humanitarian emergencies.

Daniel Cho, Advisor

Daniel Cho is a third year MD/SCM student at Alpert Medical School through the Program in Liberal Medical Education. At Brown, he is pursuing his research interests in global health, healthcare policy, and infectious disease - specifically Ebola virus disease. Daniel has worked internationally in China, Taiwan, and London where he was an exchange student at the Zhejiang University School of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, and King's College London. He has also spent a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark where he did research with CHIP/PERSIMUNE at Righospitalet on latent tuberculosis screening practices.  

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