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Faculty & Trainees

  • Program Directors

    • Co-Director, MENA PAIR

      Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Director, Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Hani Mowafi, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor, Chief of the Section of Global Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine and he serves as the Director of the Yale-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mowafi's work focuses on developing the science and practice of emergency care with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where the burden of emergency conditions is highest and where there is a large unmet need for emergency care. Internationally known for his work on emergency and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), Dr. Mowafi has extensive experience conducting training, research, and program development in the Middle East and Africa. He has served as an expert consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, the World Bank and the World Health Organization where he is currently an Emergency Care Consultant for the WHO's Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative. He is the Co-Director of the NIH-funded Middle East and North Africa Program for Advanced Injury Research (MENA PAIR) - a partnership between Yale University and the American University of Beirut.Dr. Mowafi has served on scientific review panels for both global injury and humanitarian research including the National Institutes of Health Research (UK), and Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (UK). He serves as the Associate Editor for Trauma for BMC Emergency Medicine.Dr. Mowafi's research interests are assessing the health burden and impacts of trauma and injury in LMICs; health and human security in humanitarian emergencies; and developing metrics for global emergency care. Dr. Mowafi has a long track record mentoring junior investigators and practitioners in global health careers including trainees in the United States, East Africa and the Middle East.Dr. Mowafi has been recognized for his leadership and serves on the International Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), previously as the Chair of the ACEP International Section, and Chair of the of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium. In 2017 he was awarded the Humanitarian Service Award from the Global Emergency Medicine Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in recognition of his work studying and mitigating the impacts of humanitarian crises around the world.
    • Co-Director, MENA PAIR

      Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Center for Research on Population & Health/Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, American University of Beirut

      American University of Beirut ProfileDr. Samar Al-Hajj is a Research Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB) and an Adj. investigator at the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit, BC Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. Dr. Hajj completed her undergraduate studies in Computer Information systems at the U. of British Columbia, Canada and MSc at Golden Gate U, USA. She pursed her PhD in Health Analytics with training in injury prevention at Simon Fraser U and U. of British Columbia, Canada. She completed her global research training (Epidemiology) at Harvard University. She is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships. Upon return to Lebanon, she assumed the position of Associate Director for Continuing Medical Education (AUBMC). She currently serves as PI on multiple injury studies in Lebanon including the first national child road traffic injury study, the child school injury, adults and elderly injury in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, as well as injuries and burns among refugees in a humanitarian setting. She is one of the leaders of the Multi-center Beirut Blast TBI study to assess physical injuries and neurobehavioral changes among victims.
  • Executive Committee

    • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Track Director, Critical Topics, Executive MPH; Program Co-Director, Global Health Ethics Program, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Dr. Khoshnood is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and executive committee member at Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is Faculty Director for Humanitarian Research Lab. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than three decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among people who use drugs and other at-risk populations. Dr. Khoshnood's research interests include: 1) epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS, 2) research ethics and 3) humanitarian health.
    • Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at AUB and Member of Program for Neurotrauma, Neuroproteomics, and Biomarker Research (NNBR) at the University of Florida

      American University of Beirut Profile Dr. Kobeissy, PhD is a trained neuroscientist with an extensive experience in experimental brain injury and omics-approaches pertaining to the studies of biomarker identification. Dr. Kobeissy is an assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology at the American University of Beirut. He obtained his PhD from the University of Florida in the area of Neuroscience. His current research is in the area of biochemistry and neuroscience focusing on identifying biomarkers drug abuse toxicity and traumatic brain injury via neuroproteomics approaches. He is a member of the Center of Neuroproteomics and Biomarker Research and the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Studies at the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. His experience extends to be a senior scientist at the biotech company, Banyan Biomarkers, Inc responsible for Systems Biology analysis of neurotrauama biomarkers. Several collaborative projects of Dr. Kobeissy have been funded via the NIH and DoD grants. He served for 5 years as a full member at the Department of Veteran affairs in USA, study section of Stroke and Brain Injury. Dr. Kobeissy is an expert in systems biology analysis with extensive experience in omics and high throughput data analysis; He is IPA certified (Ingenuity Center, 2011, Boston) along with experience in Pathway studio software training. Dr. Kobeissy is the author of more than 90 articles, reviews and book chapters along with two patents. He is the editor of four books (Amazon: Springer, Elsevier, Humana Press, CRC and Taylor and Francis); these books deal with biomarker identification and proteomics research. Current research involves: studying the altered exaggerated level of bleeding after head trauma in elderly patients while they are taking the combination of both Aspirin and Clopidogrel.In addition, Dr. Kobeissy has one study evaluating the effect of Kallikrein system in brain injury and neuronal injury via biochemical proteomics approaches. All achievements of this project will be publicly available through scientific publications and conferences for further scientific exploitation.
    • Professor Adjunct

      Dr. Vaca is Professor Adjunct in the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and physician-scientist. He previously served as a Medical Fellow for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, D.C. Over the last 20 years, his research has focused on occupant safety, adolescent development and behaviors that influence the risk of motor vehicle crash injury as well as health disparities in injury and alcohol use disorders. His research has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Dr. Vaca has chaired and served on several NIH scientific review committees, chaired national expert panels directed by the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering’s Transportation Research Board, and previously served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
  • Mentor Faculty

    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor on Term, Biostatistics

      Dr. Abujarad's research is interdisciplinary and focuses on the design, development, and use of digital health tools in the domain of public health, clinical, as well as health services research.He is currently studying the use of automated screening, motivational interviewing, virtual coaching, and digital health to enhance identification of elder mistreatment at the point-of-care. The "Virtual cOaching in making Informed Choices on Elder Mistreatment Self-Disclosure (VOICES)" tool was developed under an R01 supported by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) to provide a self-administered screening and educational process in the emergency department setting. VOICES continues to be expanded upon in additional research projects exploring other populations such as older adults with cognitive impairments and settings such as the primary care setting. Dr. Abujarad is also studying the use of digital health to improve the Informed Consent process. He is the PI on the “Patient-Centered Virtual Multimedia Interactive Informed Consent (VIC)” an R21 funded by AHRQ. In this study, he developed and evaluated a reusable infrastructure that will enable the informed consent process to be performed on handheld devices (e.g. iPads) utilizing interactive multimedia libraries (e.g. graphics, video clips, animations, presentations, etc.) designed to enhance patient comprehension and quality of care.Research projects include: Examining the effect of enhancing e-referral to deliver a comprehensive, multi-sector-connected-service model via a community-driven coordinated-case-management approach to improve older adults’ capacity for self-care; utilizing digital health to build and strengthen the personal care aides (PCAs) workforce to meet the overwhelming demand for high-quality, lower-cost supports and services for older adults at home through an implementation of a new more efficient and cost-effective way. As a computer scientist, his research is focused on software solutions for healthcare service challenges. His background in computer science enables him to refine the design, as well as implementation and deployment of health systems, that is easy-to-use, user-friendly, user-centered, and feasible.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Global Health Education; Section of Global Health & International Emergency Medicine

      Dr. Agrawal is an Emergency Medicine and Global Health specialist with a specific focus on refugees and other displaced populations. Her research focuses on the use of various field methodologies to study issues specific to forced migration and implement sustainable interventions to affect the challenges these populations face. In collaboration with international, national, and local community partners, she is currently conducting several projects that aim to better understand the physical and mental health impact of displacement on resettled populations in the US, create more effective programs to assist in the resettlement process by assessing health literacy, healthcare and insurance access, and long term health outcomes for refugees resettled in the US. Currently Dr. Agrawal holds a variety of leadership roles. She was recently elected president of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, where she has served as chair of the Global Health Committee and as Treasurer. In 2018 she received the AWAEM Momentum Award in recognition of her extraordinary services in moving the mission and values of AWAEM forward. As a board member of the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) of New Haven, she has developed a community-based research program designed to improve the linkage between refugees in the New Haven community and health and social services.  Dr. Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Agrawal is a graduate of Cornell University, received her MD from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Agrawal is a graduate of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship and received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Agrawal holds faculty appointments in the Yale University School of Medicine, the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
    • Associate Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry; Track Director, Health Informatics, Executive MPH

      Dr. Altalib is the Chief of Neurology at the Veteran Administration (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System. He also serves as the Northeast Regional Director of the VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. He helped established a VA Neurobehavioral clinic, which provides clinical care for Veterans who suffer from emotional distress and/or behavioral problems associated with neurological conditions (such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and epilepsy). At Yale University he also provides care for people with neurological injury that impact emotional processing. For instance, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders (and their treatments) can affect brain circuits and chemistry and lead to mood, anxiety, and even psychotic disorders. Furthermore, neuropsychiatric conditions such functional movement disorder and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are managed in his clinic. Dr. Altalib is also the Director of the Yale Epilepsy Outcomes Research Program, in which he oversees clinical trials and cohort studies related to epilepsy interventions. In addition to seizure control outcomes, his research explores psychiatric co-morbidity of neurologic disease. He is currently the primary investigator of a studies examining the neurologic substrates of depression in people with epilepsy; the burden of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in the Veteran population; and measuring coordination of health care using social network analysis methods.
    • Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research, Department of Medicine; Director, HIV in Prisons Program, Infectious Diseases; Director, Community Health Care Van, Intersection of Infectious Diseases and Substance Use Disorders/Addiction Medicine; Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), Faculty of Medicine

      Frederick (Rick) L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research focuses on interventions and implementation science at the interface between infectious diseases and addiction and he has conducted research in several global health settings. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including transitional programs addressing infectious diseases, medications for opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine, extended release naltrexone), mental illness, homelessness and social instability. Specific topics include alcohol, opioid, stimulant and nicotine use disorders on HIV treatment outcomes, HIV and addiction treatment, interface with the criminal justice system, and pharmacokinetic drug interactions between treatment for substance use disorders and antiretroviral and tuberculosis therapy. At a basic level, his research focuses on clinical epidemiology, especially in key populations at risk for HIV (e.g., MSM, TGW, PWID, prisoners, sex workers) and development, adaptation and evaluation of of biomedical and behavioral interventions to improve treatment outcomes. His research, however, has evolved and included development and testing of mobile technologies (mHealth) to intervene with key populations to promote health outcomes.  His research is especially concentrated in health services research techniques with a focus on implementation science, seeking to introduce and scale-up evidence-based interventions in numerous contexts. A number of implementation science strategies are underway to examine scale-up of medication-assisted therapies to treat opioid use disorder in community, criminal justice and in primary care settings. Most recently, his work has been augmented through use of decision science techniques to understand and promote patient preferences, including the development of informed and shared decision-making aids. His work has emerged primarily with a global health focus with funded research projects internationally in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, and Indonesia. He has participated in projects through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, Special Projects of National Significance with HRSA, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He is currently also collaborating on projects with the WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, PEPFAR and UNODC. Current internationally funded projects in dedicated research sites that are being conducted in Malaysia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Peru. His research and training sites in Malaysia (2005), Peru (2010) and Ukraine (2005) are dedicated training and research sites for the Global Health Equity Scholars Fogarty Training Program and the Doris Duke International Fellowship program. He is currently the director for two International Implementation Science Research and Training Centers with collaborations between Yale University and the University of Malaya and Sichuan University.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor, General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care; Medical Director, SkyHealth and YNHH ACCT Teams, Emergency Medicine

      Dr. Aydin is an Emergency Medicine intensivist, currently practicing as an attending physician in the Emergency Department and Surgical Intensive Care Unit.  She is also the Medical Director of SkyHealth and the inaugural Medical Director of the YNHH Adult Ground Critical Care Transport (CCT) team.  She has served on several society boards, and is a recognized national and international speaker on Emergency Medicine and Critical Care topics.
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

      Dr. Barbara C. Banz is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine where she leads the Yale Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center (DrivSim Lab). She earned her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. Dr. Banz completed a three-year T32 postdoctoral fellowship (NIAAA/NIDA) focused on addiction neuroscience in adolescents and young adults in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Banz’s graduate and early postdoctoral research was largely focused on using neurocognitive and neuropsychological testing, electrophysiology, and functional magnetic resonance imaging to build a neurocognitive profile of college-aged drinkers. In 2017, Dr. Banz joined the DEM and the Yale DrivSim Lab as a postdoctoral associate. As a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in youth alcohol use, her ongoing research is aimed to develop a profile of how alcohol and drug use during youth use translates to neurocognitive functioning and real-world implications among young drivers. In the Yale DrivSim Lab, Dr. Banz designs and builds high-fidelity driving simulation studies in order bridge cognitive neuroscience with real-world application. Through her multidisciplinary and translational research program within the Yale DrivSim Lab, Dr. Banz works to transform her novel empirical work to real-world meaningful impact; understanding the brain to save the lives of teens and young adults to they can thrive in early adulthood and beyond.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Patient Experience, Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Yale New Haven Hospital PA/NP Post-graduate Training Program, Department of Emergency Medicine; Faculty Member, Division of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Medical Director, PA/NP group; Chair, Patient Experience Forum

      Dr. Chekijian joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty in 2007 where she works full time as an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is faculty member in the Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine as well as in the Section of Administration. She has served as the inaugural Medical Director of patient experience since 2011. She is also the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner group in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Chekijian is a seasoned educator and is the founding Medical Director of the APP post-graduate training program which admitted its 1st cohort in 2015. She completed the Yale Medical Education Fellowship in 2014. Her research interests lie in global emergency medicine and include emergency care systems' development in low and middle-income countries, unintentional injury prevention in low and middle-income countries, as well as stroke and cardiac care in low and middle-income countries. Dr. Chekijian has led and participated in projects in the Republic of Armenia, Uganda, and Iraq. She has consulted for the World Bank and the US Department of State. She is an active member of the Stroke Initiative Advisory Task-Force for Armenia (SIATA). Dr. Chekijian was awarded a Fulbright in 2020 for her work to improve emergency care in Armenia by the establishment of a new emergency medicine residency program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health of Armenia and supported from a research standpoint by the School of Public Health at the American University of Armenia. She is deeply committed to patient experience, communication and humanism in medicine. Dr. Chekijian co-produced a film that addresses human rights as it relates to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 under the working title “The Hidden Map” that premiered at the Toronto Pomegranate Film Festival in 2019.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at AUB

      American University of Beirut Medical Center Profile Mazen El Sayed, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP is an Associate Professor of Clinical Specialty at American University of Beirut and the Director of Clinical Operations and Medical Director of the AUBMC Transfer Center. His research interests include Mass casualty incidents, Emergency Medical Services, Prehospital Care, EMS systems, EMS priority conditions, Disaster Preparedness, ED Administration, and Outcome Research.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Biostatistics (Health Informatics)

      Samah Fodeh-Jarad, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Yale School of Public Health. She is also affiliated with the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIHG) and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Fodeh has distinguished herself as researcher in the field of Biomedical Informatics and Big Data Science with a growing national and international reputation. Her contributions include the development of complex computational methods and tools that are critical for advancing biomedical informatics research and data science. Through her work, Dr. Fodeh demonstrates the utility of exploiting and combining multiple data modalities by employing methods from data mining, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. Her research is focused on health and social media data mining to answer critical health related questions to suicide risk, opioid addiction, migraine diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Fodeh is also interested in studying patient-centered aspects of care including communications in clinical settings between patients and healthcare providers, stigmatizing language, social determinants of health and their impact on health-related outcomes.
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

      Rebekah Heckmann, MD, MPH, MPA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. She is also a Research Scientist at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, the Director of Resident Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Associate Medical Director of the Project ASSERT Program, and Core Faculty for the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine. She completed her residency in emergency medicine and served as chief resident at the University of Washington before pursuing a health policy research and translation fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While working as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s, she earned a master in public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Heckmann has extensive experience performing health policy analysis and working within public health and global health systems. She focuses her research activities on using quantitative social science methods, including system dynamics modeling, to design and advocate for evidence-based health policy. She is board certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine.
    • Professor Adjunct of Emergency Medicine

      Ula is an emergency physician and researcher interested in the quality of emergency care that older adults receive.  She wrote the article first describing “The Geriatric Emergency Department,” co-lead the development of the 2014 Geriatric ED Guidelines that are endorsed by national Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics organizations, serves on the Board of Governors for the American College of Emergency Physician's Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program. She is the co-PI of the Geriatric ED Collaborative (GEDC), a national implementation program supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the West Health Institute to educate, implement, and evaluate geriatric emergency care and is the PI of the National Institute on Aging funded Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) Network.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Biostatistics (Health Informatics); Interim Section Chief for Research, Emergency Medicine; Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship

      Dr. Melnick completed his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and his emergency medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Melnick's research focuses on improving EHR usability as a means to achieve the quadruple aim to improve healthcare delivery. He is currently launching a five-year National Institute on Drug Abuse R33 award as Principal Investigator of the ADAPT project to refine and evaluate the uptake, usability, and equity of a nationally disseminated multicomponent clinical decision support intervention previously developed by his team to increase treatment initiation in the emergency care of people with opioid use disorder. That previous tool was a five-year UG3/UH3 award to develop, disseminate, implement, and test a user-centered decision support system to facilitate ED-initiation of buprenorphine for individuals suffering from opioid use disorder. Dr. Melnick is in his fifth year of funding by the American Medical Association to study EHR use and its relationship to physician professional burnout and retention. From 2013-2018, Dr. Melnick completed a five-year K08 career development award with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. As the Interim Research Section Chief and Program Director for the Yale/VA Clinical Informatics Fellowship and the Informatics Track for the Yale School of Medicine Master of Health Science Degree Program degree, Dr. Melnick plays an active role in education and research mentorship for junior faculty, informatics fellows, emergency medicine residents, and Yale School of Medicine students. Double board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics, Dr. Melnick works clinically as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s York Street and Shoreline campuses.
    • Associate Professor Adjunct Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Dr. Christine Ngaruiya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale University, and was the DEM Wellness Officer and the Director of Global Health Research until July 2023. She is currently an adjunct faculty in the Department. She completed the Global Health and International Emergency Medicine fellowship in the DEM in 2015, also matriculating with a Master of Science and Diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at that time. She is also a graduate of the NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) program, which she was competitively selected for from a national pool of applicants for the 2019-2020 cohort. Her research interests center on: Non-communicable Diseases, barriers to care, and community-based interventions with a particular focus on Africa. She joined faculty at in the Yale DEM as Assistant professor in Fall 2016. Her past professional work has focused on health disparities amongst minority populations in the U.S. and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Some past honors include: the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association (EMRA) Augustine D’Orta Award for outstanding community and grassroots involvement, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate and the 2014 Harambe Pfizer Fellow Award for social entrepreneurship, the 2016 University of Nebraska Outstanding International Alumnus award, the 2018 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Global Emergency Medicine Academy Young Physician award, and the 2019 Yale School of Medicine Leonard Tow Humanism award. In 2020, she was selected as 1 of 24 women nationally as part of the Stanford-affiliated, Gates Foundation funded WomenLift Health Leadership Cohort. She has held several national and international leadership positions including with: the American Medical Students’ Association (AMSA), the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA), the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s (SAEM) Global Emergency Medicine Academy, the Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) conference committee and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Research Committee. She was a member and regular contributor to the Young People’s Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN). She is also a founding member of the Yale Network for Global Noncommunicable Disease (NGN) with an inaugural cross-campus symposium in 2016, which continues to plays a role as a hub for global NCD work involving the Yale community. Additionally, she served on the research pre-symposium committee for the African Conference on Emergency Medicine in 2014, on the Scientific Committee in 2016, and as the chair for the research pre-symposium committee in 2020. She has sat on a number of NIH panels related to global NCD topics, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on the same. She was a senior contributor to the first ever national study on NCDs in Kenya using the WHO STEPs tool in collaboration with Kenya Ministry of Health, was awarded one of five 2017 Yale Global Health Leadership Institute Hecht-Albert junior faculty pilot awards to do an ED-based study on NCDs in Kenya, was one of two 2019 Yale Institute for Global Health faculty network awardees to assess the role of Natural Language Process in heart attack patients in Pakistan, and a recipient of two NIH awards (NHLBI and NIDA) in 2021 to conduct NCD research on ED populations in Kenya. Her work has also been funded by USAID, the World Bank and the Gates foundation, among others. She was selected as one of twenty Yale Public Voice Fellows for 2015-2016 from across campus with around 30 publications in outlets such as Time, Huffington Post, Medium, and The Hill since that time. She continues to teach on the topic as the faculty advisor for the Yale OpEd and Advocacy course, a 5-year old program that was co-led by an interdisciplinary team of residents, and which has trained or mentored more than 150 trainees (residents and fellows) at YSM to date.
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Yale Shoreline Emergency Department; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Dr. Reid specializes in Emergency Medicine and Global health, with specific focus on emergency medicine development and global palliative care. Her research is centered on defining the conditions and the context that make palliative care an essential, cost-efficient yet missing component of care in humanitarian and low-resource settings. She is collaborating with international partners on projects at the intersection of palliative care and Emergency Medicine development in Ethiopia, Uganda, Puerto Rico, Peru and Greece. Dr. Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a graduate of Brown University, received her MD from Albany Medical College, and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Reid is a graduate of Yale's Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, which she now directs, and received her MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her PhD from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She co-directs the Yale-Uganda Faculty Network. Dr. Reid holds a faculty appointment in the Yale University School of Medicine and is affiliate faculty of the Yale Institute for Global Health.
    • Assistant Professor Adjunct

      Carine J. Sakr is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, adjunct, at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Sakr earned her medical degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon and her public health degree from Yale. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey and her Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine. She is American Board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Dr. Sakr conducted many research studies evaluating occupational and environmental exposures and their adverse health effects among different populations. She was the program director of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship training and lectured at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Sakr was the Occupational Health Services Chief at VA CT Healthcare Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale (Occupational & Environmental Medicine). She subsequently worked at the Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates, where she was the acting director of the Visiting Consultants Office and a consultant in Occupational Medicine.In January 2018, Dr. Sakr relocated to Lebanon and joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) where she is currently the Director of Employee Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine. Her research interests include environmental and occupational exposure assessment as well as occupational health and safety of healthcare workers. In February 2020 she was appointed as the chair of the Expert Committee on COVID-19 at AUB. She was later appointed as the co-chair of the COVID-19 Vaccination Group and was heavily involved in the University and Medical Center’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also the Principal Investigator of a USAID funded project at AUB: a Nation Wide Approach to Respond to the COVID-19 Spread in Lebanon. Dr. Sakr is a Co-PI on the AUB-Yale NIH funded Global Environmental and Occupational Health Research and Training Hub for the MENA Region (GEO-Health MENA).
    • Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics; Deputy Director, Investigative Medicine PhD Program, Investigative Medicine Program; Co-Director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, YCCI Senior Leadership; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Dr. Shapiro received a B.A. with a major in English Literature from Yale College in 1970 and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, in 1976.  He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1979 and a two-year fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1981.  He completed another two-year fellowship in clinical epidemiology (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program) at Yale in 1983.  He has been on the faculty at Yale since 1983, where he sees patients, teaches, and conducts research.  He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, of Epidemiology and of Investigative Medicine and is Vice Chair for Research of Yale’s Department of Pediatrics.  He is also Deputy Director of Yale’s PhD Program in Investigative Medicine, is Co-Director of Education and Director of Child Health Research for Yale’s Center for Clinical Investigation and is Director of Grant Writing and Evaluation for Yale's Office of Physician-Scientist and Scientist Development.  Dr. Shapiro is board certified in both Pediatrics (1980, unlimited) and Pediatric Infectious Diseases (1994, 2000, 2008).  He served a 6-year term (2 years as Chair) as a member of the Infectious Diseases sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics.  This is the group that writes the questions for the certifying examination. Dr. Shapiro has more than 250 publications (more than 150 in peer-reviewed journals), most of which are studies related to vaccines. He has been the principal investigator of many clinical studies, a number of which have been funded by highly competitive R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  He has also received funding from private foundations and from industry, including from Connaught, from Pasteur Merieux and from Merck Laboratories.  Dr. Shapiro has been a consultant to the World Health Organization (for both the Department of Vaccines and Biologicals and for the Acute Respiratory Infections Control Programme) and was Chair of the Advisory Group for the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Health and Human Development. He also served as a Special Advisor to the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine Advisory Committee.  He has been either Chair or a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Boards for numerous clinical trials, including clinical trials of the efficacy of vaccines, many of which were (or are currently) funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has served as a member of a permanent NIH study section for a 4-year term and has been an ad hoc reviewer for the NIH many times.  He has also served as a reviewer for grant proposals and/or awards for the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, the Department of Health of the United Kingdom, the University of Amsterdam, the Czech Health Research Council and the Karolinska Institute. In 2014, Dr. Shapiro received the Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology Award for career achievement for research in vaccinology.  In 2017, he received the Pediatric Diseases Society Distinguished Physician Award for “an extensive and distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases.”
    • Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science; Founding Director, Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS); Assistant Director, Global Oncology, Yale Cancer Center; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

      Donna Spiegelman was appointed the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health in 2018; she is also Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. Dr. Spiegelman founded and directs the Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) and she also leads the Global Oncology program at Yale Cancer Center. As one of the few people in the world with a joint doctorate in biostatistics and epidemiology, she can freely speak the languages of both disciplines and switches between these two professional cultures, playing the role of interlocutor for each. She is interested in problems arising in epidemiology that require resolution, at least in part, through biostatistics. The emerging field of implementation science is among Dr. Spiegelman's major areas of interest. This field examines barriers to the implementation of evidence-based interventions, as well as the factors that facilitate uptake of these tools. She founded CMIPS to develop tools for implementation science as well as to further the field's deployment to improve public health. The Center comprises 4 tenure-track full-time faculty members in biostatistics, social science and health economics; many additional faculty at YSPH and YSM; and PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and master's degree students. With colleagues at CMIPS, she studies the design and conduct of implementation studies and pragmatic trials. Topics include stepped-wedge and cluster randomized trials; positive spillover effects; two-stage designs; causal inference for large-scale public health interventions, including causal mediation analysis; correction for biases related to non-adherence and measurement error; and external generalizability; among others. CMIPS also focuses on developing methodsfor learning health care systems. One of CMIPS' primary goals is to develop new statistical methods for implementation science. One such innovation is the Learn as You Go (LAGO) design, which allows researchers to repeatedly adapt ongoing trials in response to new trial data. Such designs help to prevent “failed trials." They can also optimize combination treatment regimens and inform cost-effective health promotion programs. Other biostatistical methods Dr. Spiegelman has developed relate to a wide range of topics, including meta-analysis, measurement error and misclassification, gene-environment and other interactions, smoothing, study design, and population-attributable risk. Before coming to Yale, she served as professor, mentor, and expert statistician at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for nearly 30 years.
    • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Bioinformatics & Data Science; Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Emergency Medicine

      Andrew Taylor MD, MHS is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Emergency Medicine, and Biostatistics at Yale, where he founded and leads the Yale Interdisciplinary AI & Medicine Lab (Y-IAML). Y-IAML is a pioneering collaborative research group dedicated to advancing the field of AI in Medicine through a unique cross-disciplinary approach focused on harmoniously blending AI with healthcare delivery. Y-IAML brings together experts in design, cognitive science, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, implementation science, ethics/philosophy, and decision theory to develop innovative AI solutions that are not only technically robust but also ethically informed and practically implementable. By bridging the gap between diverse fields of study, Dr. Taylor and his team aim to create AI technologies that are deeply attuned to the complexities of healthcare, focusing on patient-centered outcomes and transformative healthcare solutions. Dr. Taylor's goal is to lead the way in interdisciplinary AI research, fostering a new era of healthcare innovation that is inclusive, effective, and profoundly impactful. Dr. Taylor's work is generously supported by a diverse group of funding agencies including multiple NIH Institutes (NIDA, NIA, NIMDH, NLM), AHRQ, SIDM, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as well as industry partnerships. Dr. Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Mississippi. He completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. Most recently he completed fellowships in point-of-care ultrasound and Masters in Health Science with an informatics focus from Yale University. He lives in Durham with his wife and four kids.
    • Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Emergency Medicine; Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Internal Medicine

      Dr. Venkatesh is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. He is also Scientist at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation to study health system outcomes and efficiency, and he is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as co-Principal Investigator of the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) and for the development of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. He has received over $6 million in grant funding and published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and is senior editor of The Evidence book series. He is national leader within ACEP and SAEM and he serves on expert panels for the National Quality Forum (NQF), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and CMS. His work is also funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Addiction Policy Forum to advance the quality and delivery of emergency and acute care for opioid use disorder. Dr. Venkatesh earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. He went on to earn an MBA from Ohio State University before completing medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Most recently he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program here at Yale University. He is originally from Dayton, OH and resides in New Haven.
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Simulation Research, Yale Center for Healthcare Simulation; Fellowship Director, Medical Simulation, Emergency Medicine

      Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS, is a physician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a focus on teamwork, patient safety, behavioral health, and healthcare disparities. He is the Research Director and Simulation Fellowship Director at the Yale Center for Healthcare Simulation. He also has expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods techniques for health services research. Dr. Wong applies healthcare simulation technology to address workplace violence and improve behavioral care in the emergency setting. He has authored over twenty-five peer-reviewed publications on behavioral emergency care and has received funding from multiple federal agencies and foundations including NIH, YCCI, AHRQ, and PCORI.
  • Training Advisory Committee

    • Lecturer

      Dr. Degutis, a native of Chicago, received her Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University, and her MSN and DrPH from Yale University. She is a consultant in injury and violence prevention and policy, public health preparedness, and public health policy. Some of her current work focuses on suicide prevention in veterans, and firearm violence prevention, as well as public health practice. She is former Executive Director of Defense Health Horizons, a program of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, based at the Uniformed Services University. In addition, she was the Chief Science Officer and Board Chair for The Avielle Foundation. She chaired the Board of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), is past president of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), and chairs the Advisory Board of the College of Science and Health of DePaul University. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Systems for Action Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and currently chairs the board of the Stop Abuse Campaign. She serves on the editorial board of Injury Epidemiology, and is a member of the international advisory board of the journal Public Health. In addition, she is an advisor to the MENA program, which is based in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale. Dr. Degutis is former Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC. In her previous role at Yale, she was Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health, Research Director for Emergency Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing and Director and Co-PI of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness, which designed and implemented education in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. She served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the Office of the late Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN). She is a Past President of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the oldest and largest public health association in the world. Dr. Degutis, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship Alumni, has received the Distinguished Career and Public Service Awards from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of APHA, received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Yale School of Public Health, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. Her work has focused on public health policy, injury and violence, gun violence prevention, suicide prevention, substance abuse and policy, as well as disaster preparedness and mitigation.
    • Professor of Health Policy and Systems and Former Chairperson of the Health Policy and Management Department at AUB

      Fadi El-Jardali is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Systems; Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center; Co-Director of the Center for Systematic Reviews in Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK); Research Program Director for the Research, Advocacy and Public Policy (RAPP) Program in the Arab World at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs; and Co-Director of the Nodal institute at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon. He is an Associate Professor (part-time) at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University in Canada.  His research activities, publications and interest are focused on health policymaking, knowledge translation, governance, performance reporting for health systems and organizations, quality of care, accreditation, patient safety, and human resources for health.  He led several multi-country initiatives and projects in several countries and regions.  He has published in international and regional peer review, high impact factor journals.He has worked and held senior positions with policy analysis related organizations such as the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (as Hospital Consultant), Federal department of health / Health Canada (as Senior Policy Advisor) and the Health Council of Canada (as Health Economist and Program Manager).Fadi is a recipient of the Global Health Leadership Award and was elected to the Board of Health Systems Global Society. He is a recipient of the Fellowship on Evidence Informed Policy from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. He is the founding member of the MENA Health Policy Forum and a member of its board of trustees. He is an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research Journal and also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Planning Journal. He is a member of the Global Steering Committee for the WHO Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) He is an appointed member of the Wellcome Trust Joint Health System Research Initiative Committee. He is a certified accreditation surveyor with Accreditation Canada and a certified ISQUA surveyor with the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.Fadi holds a PhD in Public Policy (2003) from Carleton University in Canada.
    • Professor of Medicine, Founding Director of the Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program, and WHO Collaborating Center for Metabolic Bone Disorders at AUB

      Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan is the founding Director of the Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program (1997), WHO Collaborating Center for Metabolic Bone Disorders (2010), and Founding/Program Director of the Scholars in HeAlth Research Program funded by an NIH-FIC D43 grant scheme.Her research laboratory, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, focused on investigating modulators of the signal transduction pathways and calcium-sensing by the parathyroid gland, kidney and pituitary. She also served as PI on phase II and III osteoporosis trials. Her work in Lebanon focused on epidemiologic osteoporosis studies, and vitamin D intervention trials, across the lifecycle, and in disease states such as epilepsy and cancer. The evidence provided, through randomized trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, has led to guidelines nationally and internationally. Recent investigations focus on linking fat and bone metabolism with a translational approach. Dr. El-Hajj Fuleihan has a total of over 190 publications (80 over the last 9 years (2012-2020)), 8 peer reviewed protocols, 12 invited editorials/commentaries, including 3 in the NEJM and 4 in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 21 position papers and clinical guidelines, 28 invited reviews, and 16 book chapters in major reference textbooks. Her H-index is 51 by Scopus and 49 by Web of Science.
    • Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics at AUB

      Lilian A. Ghandour is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the American University of Beirut. She holds a Ph.D. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Over the past two decades, Dr. Ghandour has been involved in the design and/or analyses of various national and international surveys on youth mental health and substance use epidemiology. Her research has informed national strategies, shaped policy dialogues, and guided local and international research agendas. Dr. Ghandour has secured numerous extramural research grants and received various awards for her research on youth mental health, which she conducts in an inclusive, multidisciplinary team-based collaborative approach. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ghandour addressed via various academic and media platforms the issue of infodemics, raising awareness about major epidemiological pitfalls when reporting and interpreting COVID-19 data.
    • Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

      Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM is dedicated to improving access to high quality acute care in the United States and in every country across the globe. He is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the former director of the Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. National Study Center for Trauma and EMS and is currently the Senior Vice-Chairman of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Hirshon is a federally funded researcher and teacher who has been the principal investigator on over $9 million in federal research and training grants and contracts and has been co-investigator on numerous other funded projects. As part of his international work through a National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center grant, he and his dedicated teams have trained approximately 1000 physicians from Egypt and multiple other countries in the Middle East in acute care related topics including the clinical care of trauma patients, disaster preparedness and response, and injury research methods.Dr. Hirshon is Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine and has authored approximately 100 articles and chapters on various topics related to improving acute care, including the need to place acute care on the global health agenda and articles on improving emergency department operations. He chaired the American College of Emergency Physicians Task Force that produced the 2014 Report Card on America’s Emergency Care Environment, and has held multiple other leadership positions in state and national organizations, including President of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Governing Councilor of both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Public Health Association. He has been honored by his peers and the American College of Emergency Physicians as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”. He is currently a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ National Board of Directors.
    • Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery (COMPASS), Director of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Research, and Director of the Mass General Wound Center

      Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, the director of the Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery (COMPASS), the director of trauma and emergency surgery research and the director of the Mass General Wound Center. He is a leading surgeon-scientist with more than 350 published peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters. His large and diverse research team uses health services research methodologies and artificial intelligence technology to advance the science of risk prediction as well as quality and safety in surgery. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards, a leader in national societies and an invited national and international speaker. His clinical expertise is focused on caring for 4 types of patients: trauma, emergency general surgery, critical ill and complex wound patients.
    • Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

      Junaid Razzak, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Center for Global Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Tele-Emergency Medicine program. He also served as director of the Faculty Wellness Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine.Dr. Razzak’s current research focus is on community-based interventions for preventing and improving the outcomes from acute illnesses. As director of telemedicine in the emergency medicine department, Dr. Razzak is leading an innovative clinical and research program on the use of technology in improving access to emergency care.  Following his emergency medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Razzak served as a member of faculty at Yale and Emory Universities. He also served as the founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine; and founding director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Razzak was also the founding member of Aman Healthcare Services, a nonprofit organization in Karachi, and served as its CEO. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of emergency medicine as a specialty in Pakistan including establishing the first advanced life support service in the country.  Dr. Razzak has a Ph.D. in public health from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
    • Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town, and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stellenbosch University

      Professor Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University (SU). He became full Professor at SU in 2011 and at UCT a year later. After graduating MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1993, he undertook his training in the Royal Navy. In 2003 he qualified as a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine in London and obtained his Doctorate in paediatric disaster triage in 2006. He moved to Cape Town in January 2002.
  • Trainees

    • Postgraduate Associate

      I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Epidemiology at AUB in collaboration with Yale University. My research focuses on injury and trauma, particularly on Road Traffic Injury. I am closely working with international and prestigious researchers at Yale University and University of California. I currently receive my research training every summer semester at Yale University. I hold a Master's degree in Pharmacology and a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry obtained from the Lebanese University.