Chris A. Rees, MD, MPH is a fellow in the International Pediatric Emergency Medicine program at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also currently serving as a chief fellow in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. His clinical interests include providing excellent care for ill and injured children in the emergency department both in the United States and overseas. Chris's research interests include identifying and reducing mortality among children in sub-Saharan Africa throughout the continuum of care and developing evidence on research capacity building and improved academic collaboration in low- and middle-income countries
Anjni Joiner, DO, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Duke University followed by a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at Emory University School of Medicine. During her time at Emory, she also completed a Masters of Public Health with a focus in Global Epidemiology and a certificate in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies from the Rollins School of Public Health. She currently serves as medical director of Durham County Emergency Medical Services. Her interests are in improving access to care for emergency conditions and developing prehospital systems and training in low-resource settings, with particular interests in Eswatini and Tanzania.
Jon Strong MD, MPH
Johnis a Global Emergency Medicine Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed his MD at the University of Wisconsin, his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and his EM residency at the University of Maryland where he served as chief resident. His prior work in global health has focused on field epidemiology in humanitarian emergencies and medical education in resource-limited settings.
J. Austin Lee, MD MPH
Austin is currently chief resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. He completed his MPH at the George Washington University and worked for several years in international health focused on neglected tropical diseases and next-generation typhoid vaccines. He has also done field work in public health and clinical medicine in both Guatemala and Kenya. He attended the Indiana University School of Medicine
Katelyn Moretti, MD
Global Emergency Medicine Fellow, Brown Emergency Department
Katelyn Moretti is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals. She is also a Global Emergency Medicine Fellow through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown University. She received her Medical Doctorate from the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and attended residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Moretti is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical and Translation Research at Brown. During medical school and residency, Dr. Moretti focused on the integration of refugees into the United States medical system. Currently, Dr. Moretti is actively involved in ongoing initiatives in Colombia including the evaluation of the knowledge and attitudes of emergency providers towards patients in the reintegration process in post-conflict Colombia. In addition, she is examining the Venezuelan migration through Colombia and its impacts on healthcare utilization.
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.
Richard Lowsby FRCEM MRCP DTMH
Richard is a UK based consultant in intensive care and emergency medicine working at Mid Cheshire NHS Hospitals. He has worked on a voluntary basis in several low and middle-income countries, most recently as an emergency physician in Freetown, Sierra Leone with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, part of the King’s Centre for Global Health, London.
His interests lie in medical education and emergency care systems strengthening. He is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Global EM committee and IFEM critical care special interest group.
Alex H. Wang, MD:
Alex is a resident physician in emergency medicine at the University of Connecticut. He completed his medical training at Ben-Gurion University in Israel where he focused on health-care systems and refugee health. He worked for a year in Uganda to help establish the first accredited emergency care training curriculum for mid-level providers with the non-profit organization, Global Emergency Care. In addition, he is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who worked extensively on community and state-wide health initiatives in El Salvador. Other interests of his include social entrepreneurs, technology and their evolving roles in changing the global health landscape.
Dr Elizabeth Ledger BM BCh (oxon) DTM&H MRCPCH MSc
Elizabeth completed her medical degree at Oxford University in 2006 and is subspecialising in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. She has wide ranging experience of working in LMIC in development, research and emergency contexts in East Timor, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, Nigeria and Myanmar. She gained her DTM&H at Liverpool in 2009 and then went on to work in Nepal as a research clinician under Professor Tom Solomon with the Liverpool Brain Infections Group. After completing membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health she worked in Ethiopia for a year on a RCPCH-Voluntary Services Overseas fellowship and then in Haiti and Nigeria on neonatal projects with Medecins Sans Frontieres. She has a Master’s degree in International Child Health from UCL and is an ETAT+ trainer. Since 2018 she has been employed as a research clinician with the MRC International Nutrition Group under Professor Andrew Prentice and Dr Carla Cerami on the IDeA project based at MRC The Gambia, Keneba field station looking at the role of inflammation in iron deficiency in children. Alongside this she provides regular telemedicine support to a team in Niger as part of MSF Canada’s telemedicine project.
Jenny Jones, MBBS, MBS
Jenny is a current emergency medicine resident at LSU - Shreveport. She completed her medical training at The University of Queensland in Australia. Her undergraduate studies were in Chinese Language and Literature at The University of Washington, spending a year abroad at Sichuan University in China. She holds a Master of Biomedical Science from Tufts University and conducted her thesis work on vaccine development for cryptosporidiosis. She has worked clinically in Ecuador and Haiti. Jenny is pursuing a fellowship in global emergency medicine with a particular interest in emergency medicine education and residency development.
Kimberly Stanford, MD, MPH:
Kimberly Stanford is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently working on STI and HIV prevention and screening initiatives, improvement of prenatal care in the ED, and educational efforts around human trafficking. She leads the Social Emergency Medicine interest group and assists with the Global Health track for the residency program. She graduated from the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, where her research focused on human trafficking in Paraguay, and she received her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where her research projects included syphilis surveillance and infectious disease outbreaks in UNHCR refugee camps. During her career, she has worked in countries as diverse as Madagascar, East Timor, Haiti, and Sri Lanka.
Gerard O'Reilly, MBBS FACEM MPH MBiostat PhD
Gerard O’Reilly works as an Emergency Physician at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre. He is head of International Programs for the Emergency and Trauma Centre and the National Trauma Research Institute. Gerard chairs The Alfred International Emergency Care Workshop and Conference is a past chair of the ACEM International Emergency Medicine Committee and has led emergency response and emergency capacity development programs in Afghanistan, Kenya, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Gerard has completed a Master of Public Health a Master of Biostatistics and a Ph.D. in International Trauma Epidemiology, focusing on the development of trauma registries globally. He has more than 50 publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature and was a founding member of the Emergency Medicine Research Course Faculty in 2011.
Emily Hartford MD, MPH
Emily grew up in the northwest corner of the US near Seattle, Washington and completed her medical school training at Oregon Health and Science University. she completed a residency in Pediatrics, a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and a Master’s in Public Health all at the University of Washington. She became involved in international work during medical school when she did a one-year research fellowship in Honduras. After finishing her training, she spent 3 years living and working in Maputo, Mozambique working as a pediatrician in Maputo Central Hospital and directing a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics and the University of California Los Angeles. She is now faculty in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital/the University of Washington and involved in collaborative educational projects in Kenya, Liberia, and Mozambique.
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.
Holly Bannon-Murphy, MD:
Dr. Holly Bannon-Murphy is a dual emergency and intensive care registrar at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. I undertook my undergraduate studies in Arts (psychology/political science, minor in Arabic) at Monash University, then postgraduate studies in medicine at the University of Melbourne. I am currently completing a Master's in Public Health. My prior global health work included assisting in reopening an occupational therapy wing of a psychiatric facility in Ghana, as well as voluntary placements in various low and middle-income countries including Ghana, Uganda, and India. I have a special interest in trauma care and developing emergency medicine programs in low and middle-income countries.
Lara Vogel, MD
Lara Vogel is a emergency medicine physician associated with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. She was trained from Stanford University School of Medicine.
Amin Coker, MD:
Amin Coker is an Emergency Medicine resident at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. He received his medical school education at the University of Ghana Medical School, Accra. He serves an as backup medical officer for US Peace Corps Ghana and executive position in Healthloop Ghana, an NGO that provides health promotion in hard to reach areas in Ghana. He has training as a Quality Improvement coach for Project Fives Alive Ghana. His interest lies in the application of low cost but quality innovative pre-hospital and hospital resuscitative methods in LMICs. He contributes to Cochrane Crowd by finding reports of randomized or quasi-randomized trials.
Jolene Cook, MD
Jolene Cook is an academic physician at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been a reviewer for GEMLR for 3 years. Her international interest has been in Haiti and she has worked there a few times, first with the Military, then Médécins Sans Frontières, other NGOs and now most recently Partners In Health. More recently, Dr. Cook has also also recently started to delve into addictions work from an ED perspective.
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.
Wesam Ibrahim, M.B.B.Ch., M.Sc.
Wesam Ibrahim is an assistant lecturer of Emergency Medicine and Traumatology at Tanta University- Egypt, ACEP in Liaison for Egypt and head of Emergency Ultrasound Section at Egyptian Society of Emergency Medicine, (EgSEM). Dr. Ibrahim has finished two years of fellowship at the Emergency Medicine department- Yale University-USA with focusing on POCUS, REBOA, trauma, and medical simulation. He is ALS certified, December 2012- Egypt, Beyond ATLS certified, May 2014- Germany, BWLS and AWLS certified, August 2016 and May 2017- USA, respectively. Dr. Ibrahim was awarded a full scholarship for a 2-month seminar, in Injury Prevention Research, at the University of Maryland- USA (2013), and a two weeks seminar, in Injury Prevention Research, at Sudan (2014), supported by a fund from the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH). I attended the Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) Annual Workshop, at Cairo-Egypt (2018), supported by a fund from the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Katelyn is a current MD-PhD student at the University of Florida. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in Biology and Math in May 2018. She has experience conducting research in the fields of plant biochemistry, clinical psychology, and analytical chemistry as well as clinical experience in Georgia, Texas, Guatemala, and Argentina. Her side passion is teaching and she has worked on several tutoring and teaching jobs across all disciplines including teaching Kaplan MCAT courses. Her hobbies include soccer, world travel, skiing, dancing, and running.
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.
Shakira Bandolin, MD
Shakira Bandolin is an 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 Salt Lake City, Utah
Margarita Wangu Mwai, MBChB, Mmed FM
Margarita Mwai is a Family Physician and an A&E Manager at Aga khan university hospital-Nairobi
Carolyn Hunter MB BCh BAO, DTMH
Carolyn Hunter currently works with the NHS in Scotland. She has has a range of experience that has led to her current role within the Public Health directorate. Before moving to Highland in 2014 she spent ten years working in the Public Health Directorate for NHS Dumfries and Galloway where I managed the Health Intelligence Unit. Prior to this, she worked as a Research and Intelligence Specialist supporting Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership. Hunter completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Manchester in 2011 and gained professional registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) as a public health practitioner in May 2017.
Katherine Wegman, MD
Katherine Wegman is a resident at Boston University who compeleted medical school from
the University of Rochester. At college, she was a campus tour guide, anthropology researcher, Taekwondo instructor, and CPR teacher. Katherine loves trail running, hiking, food touring, and playing the accordion. If she was not a physician, she would be anthropology professor or the manager of a small hostel for guests who trade community gardening skills for their room and board
Joseph Leanza is a medical student at University of Pennsylvania originally from Golden Bridge New York. He did his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and ice hockey.
Andrew Charlton, MBChB, Mmed FM
Andrew is a consultant geriatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and a senior lecturer in elderly care medicine at the University of Leeds.
He has a clinical and research interest in frailty, delirium and dementia, common conditions affecting older people that are especially important for health and social care services.
Andrew has published research papers on these conditions in a range of scientific journals and has given presentations at national and international conferences.
He is Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ clinical lead for dementia and has a particular interest in improving clinical pathways of care for older people with delirium and dementia.
Andrew grew up in Keighley before moving to the north-east. He completed his undergraduate medical training in London before returning to Yorkshire for specialist training.
Tyler Winders, MD
Tyler Winders is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He completed medical school at Vanderbilt University. While in medical school, the bulk of his scholarly activities focused on recovering unused operating room supplies and redistributing them to limited resource settings. He also spent several months working in a rural hospital in Honduras with a local NGO. As a resident, he has undertaken several initiatives to expand preventative health care out of the emergency department, specifically focusing on uninsured populations. His interest in Global Health is a natural extension of his desire to care for under-served people, likely a product of his upbringing in rural Missouri.
Corey B. Bills, MD, MPH
Corey Bills is an emergency physician and associate clinical professor at at UCSF. He earned his MD and completed residency at University of Chicago, and has a fellowship in international health from Stanford. He has served on GEMLR since 2016, and his research interests include building emergency medicine as a specialty and emergency medicine education in resource limited settings
Megan Schultz, MD, MA
Megan Schultz is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin and obtained her Masters in Education at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before medical school, Dr. Schultz worked as a high school teacher in Baltimore with Teach For America, as a Project Coordinator with Partners In Health, and as a Program Director for Health Horizons International. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked abroad in the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Guatemala, Belize, and Liberia. Her research interests lie at the intersection of medical education and global health, and her current research project involves teaching procedural sedation to pediatric providers in Liberia.
Stephanie Chow Garbern, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Stephanie Chow Garbern is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed residency training in emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine at Brown, and obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene through the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s East African course. Dr. Garbern’s recent research has investigated the use of wearable devices to improve monitoring in septic emergency department patients in Rwanda and Ghana, use of the qSOFA score for mortality risk prediction in ED patients in Rwanda, effect of mass drug administration on Ebola Virus Disease mortality, and child protection concerns among adolescent Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.
Priyanka Relan, MD, MPH
Pryanka Relan is a graduate of the State University of New York Medical School and trained in emergency medicine in Long Island, New York while getting her Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is currently an attending physician and global health fellow at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. She focuses her global work on building sustainable emergency care systems abroad and has a dedicated interest in injuries both abroad and domestically, particularly after she worked as a burn researcher and registrar in New York. She has worked in health settings in Peru, India, Tanzania, and Botswana, and at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. She particularly enjoys ultrasounding and teaching ultrasound, research, and all things public health-related.