Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH, Assistant Managing Editor.
Sean Kivlehan is the Fellowship Director for International Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He completed the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Brigham and Harvard, as well as a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital where he served as chief resident. His medical and Master of Public Health degrees were completed at New York Medical College. He was a New York City paramedic for ten years and is a member of the NYC Medics International Disaster relief NGO. He currently works in several countries with multiple organizations including the World Health Organization and Partners in Health, researching the development of emergency care systems in low- and middle-income countries with a specific focus on EMS.
Braden Hexom, MD, Senior Editor
Braden Hexom, MD, is an emergency physician and Associate Professor at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently the residency program director for Rush's new emergency medicine residency program whose inaugural class began in July 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. During residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, he developed an interest in global health through clinical work in Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, and Haiti. Dr. Hexom worked with Mount Sinai's Global Health Training Center and other collaborating institutions to provide emergency care and infrastructure development support at JFK Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia. He was a faculty mentor for Mount Sinai's Global Health Student Program and has advised students working in Jamkhed, India, and Queens, New York. He was a founding director of the Libertas Center for Human Rights, a comprehensive medical clinic for survivors of torture based at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. His research interests include identifying the health care seeking behaviors of trauma survivors and improving access to care. He has served as a reviewer for GEMLR since 2011.
Joseph Bonney, MD, Assistant Editor
Joseph Bonney is an energetic Emergency Medicine Specialist from Ghana. He trained in the local Emergency Medicine training program with the Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons, currently pursuing his fellowship program in Adult Emergency Medicine with the same program and a fellowship in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness from SUNY Downstate Medical Center . Dr. Bonney holds a Masters in Public Health (Health Service Planning and Management) and has been involved in many research projects in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Joe has been active in African federation of Emergency Medicine, world association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, IFEM, American college of Emergency Medicine and is advocating for the solidification of the Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana. Dr. Bonney is a member of the Editorial Team of the Ghana Medical Journal, African journal of Emergency Medicine and also the executive director is the Young Researchers' Forum, a group dedicated to promote research in Ghana. He has a big interest in Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine with and currently a Candidate from the European Masters of Disaster Medicine, CRIMEDIM, Italy. Joe is a fun and focus leader, team player and wonderful photographer.
Nana Serwaa Agyeman Quao, MD, Assistant Managing Editor
Nana Serwaa Agyeman Quao is an Emergency Physician at the Accident and Emergency Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. She obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees from the School of Medical Sciences-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and completed her residency in emergency medicine at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, both in Kumasi. During her residency, she served as the Resident research coordinator in the Emergency department overseeing the activities in the research office as well as being actively involved in on-going research projects in the department. Her interests include clinical research, emergency care, global health and medical education. Nana Serwaa is passionate about providing enhanced emergency care to the Ghanaian populace where this is a budding field. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in a Public Health at the School of Public health, University of Ghana.
Nidhi Bhaskar, Technical Editor
Nidhi Bhaskar is a M2 at Alpert Medical School. She is a graduate of Brown University and a member of the Program in Liberal Medical Education. She also holds a MSc)in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford. During her undergraduate years at Brown, she is exploring her interests in healthcare policy, emergency medical systems, medical journalism, and global healthcare. Nidhi has previously worked with the Brown University School of Public Health's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies regarding the creation of tailored HIV interventions for MSM populations of colour. She has also conducted health policy research in pediatric opioid prescription protocols with the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Alison Hayward, Communications Team Manager
Alison S. Hayward, MD, MPH completed residency as well as disaster and emergency preparedness fellowship at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), obtaining her Master's in Public Health. Dr. Hayward serves as a faculty member of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also currently serves as faculty on The Practitioner's Guide to Global Health, a massive open online course, and runs social media accounts for @globalfoamed and the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review. In 2017, she was part of a team that received the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Global Emergency Medicine Academy's award for global health education, for the Practitioner's Guide course.
Dr. Hayward has maintained a strong commitment to volunteer work, serving as the director and now chair of the board for Uganda Village Project, a public health nonprofit organization serving rural eastern Uganda, for the past 15 years.
Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH Assistant Editor
Megan Rybarczyk is currently the Associate Fellowship Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She currently works clinically at BWH as well as South Shore Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center in 2017, serving as Chief Resident her final year. Additionally, she completed a two-year Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship in the BWH Program in June 2019. To date, her experiences in the field of Global Health have involved clinical work, research, and/or medical education in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Pakistan, Uganda, and South Africa. Her primary areas of focus are Emergency Medicine education and program development and emergency care systems development.
Benjamin Nicholson, MD
Benjamin Nicholson is an Emergency Medicine resident at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has previously worked as a firefighter and flight paramedic. His international work has primarily focused on expanding networks of care through the development and strengthening of prehospital systems in Ecuador, Haiti, Burma, and Laos. During residency, he plans to continue to focus on developing cost-effective approaches to emergency medical services in low and middle-income countries.
Amanda Teresa Collier, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H
Amanda Collier is the inaugural fellow in Global Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Dr. Collier received her MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed her Emergency Medicine training at the University of Ottawa. She holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is currently an MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her interests include health care in complex humanitarian emergencies and the development of emergency medicine education and training around the world.
Chris A. Rees, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Chris also works with the seven-country Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network. He is the Research Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program at Emory. He completed a combined fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Prior to fellowship, Chris completed his residency and chief residency in the Pediatrics and Global Child Health program at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. During that time, he spent a year in Malawi providing clinical care to children with HIV, as well as conducting research on HIV-related outcomes among children and teaching residents and medical students. He has collaborated directly with colleagues in Bolivia, Peru, India, Malawi, Tanzania, Liberia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. Chris has served as a research consultant to the WHO and UNICEF-Liberia through which he has collaborated on multiple studies assessing outcomes among children in low- and middle-income countries. His current research interests include reducing childhood mortality in low- and middle-income countries and improving inequities in global health research collaborations.
Jonathan Dyal, MD MPH
Jon is currently a Fellow in International Emergency Medicine with Harvard Medical School. He completed his MD and MPH at Johns Hopkins University and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His prior international research has been in Uganda, India, and Belize. Outside of the ED, he is passionate about infectious disease epidemiology, outbreak response, and One Health.
Charlotte Roy, MD
Charlotte Roy is a global emergency medicine fellow at Columbia University. In addition to working in the Columbia ED, she is pursuing an MPH degree at the Mailman School of Public Health. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago after receiving her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her prior global health work includes tuberculosis contact tracing in Port-au-Prince and qualitative research on residency education outcomes in Mirebalais, Haiti. She has worked clinically in Haiti, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Peru. She is trained in forensic medical examination and has previously worked with the Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture and the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights. Her long-term interests include refugee health, disaster response, and international development.
Shakira Bandolin, MD
Shakira Bandolin is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the acting Director of Global Emergency Medicine within the University of California Davis Hospitals and Clinics. experienced Health Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is skilled in Program Evaluation, Emergency Medicine, Event Management, Editing, and Public Speaking. She has strong research professional skills and graduated from Eastern Oregon University. She currently resides and works in Sacramento, CA.