Hani Osama Mowafi, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Yale Medicine

York Street

African Studies

Middle East Studies


Dr. Mowafi's interests are in developing the science and practice of emergency care with a special emphasis on low- and middle-income countries where the burden of emergency conditions is greatest and there is an unmet need for emergency services. His public health interests include defining characteristics of global emergency care systems; evaluating the burden of injury in low- and middle-income countries and addresing health and human security in chronic humanitarian emergencies. He has 15 years of experience in consulting and research in emergency medicine and global public health.

Dr. Mowafi's current research includes evaluation of health data from network of trauma hospitals operating inside war-affected Syria; modeling the household income effects of road traffic injury in rural Uganda; evaluating the performance of chief complaint as a descriptive indicator of emergency care in low-resource settings globally.

Dr. Mowafi is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the GHIEM Fellowship. Dr. Mowafi was trained in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, has a degree from Medicine from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Public Health in International Health from Harvard University, and a certificate in Humanitarian Studies from the joint program on humanitarian studies at Harvard/MIT/Tufts.

Education & Training

MPH Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
MD University of Virginia School of Medicine (2002)
Internship Virginia Commonwealth University School of Med., Medical College
Residency Virginia Commonwealth University
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2006, recertified: 2017)

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican College of Emergency Physicians

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Emegency Medicine

Professional Service

  • American College of Emergency Physicians Steering Committee

  • American College of Emergency Physicians Alternate Councilor

  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Steering Committee 2013 SAEM Consensus Conference "Global Health and Emergency Care: A Research Agenda"


  • Chief Complaint - Global LMIC Cape Town, South Africa (2015)

  • Uganda RTA research Masaka, Uganda (2015)

  • Uganda Chief Complaint Research Nyakibale, Uganda (2015)

  • AFCEM 2016 Cairo, Egypt (2014)

  • Syria War Trauma Research Aleppo, Syria; Gaziantep, Turkey (2013)

  • Clinical Work New Haven, United States (2013)

  • Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship London, United Kingdom (2013)

  • EM research and development in Egypt Cairo, Egypt (2013)

  • Trauma research Lusaka Zambia Lusaka, Zambia (2012)

  • Disaster Risk Reduction - Iran Tehran, Iran (2011)

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Hani Osama Mowafi, MD, MPH
Patient Care Location
Yale Emergency MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste South Pavilion 218

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale Emergency Medicine464 Congress Avenue
PO Box 208053

New Haven, CT 06519