Jennifer Farrell, MD, MSc

Jennifer Farrell

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Education: B.A.-Duke University-Asian and African Language & Literature & Biology major (2004); M.Sc.-L’Ecole Superieure de Lyon (France)-Microbiology-Virology (2010); M.D.-Tulane School of Medicine (2017)
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, documentary films, outdoor adventures, promoting women in STEM, Bollywood music and films.
Past Life: Played on the US National Team for Handball from 2004-2012, was in the full-time residential Olympic Training Program from 2004-2007. Played professional Handball in France in the French League from 2007-2010. Took a 3-year leave of absence as a Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh in 2013-stayed on to found a non-profit called CriticaLink to bring EMS services to Bangladesh using mobile technology and trained volunteers. Trained over 4000 EMTs and volunteer First Responders in Bangladesh. Won the BD National App Award for Health. Won the United Nations World App Award for Health. 2015 White House Young Global Entrepreneur.
Academic Interests: Global health and EMS, disaster medicine, mobile technology in health (mhealth).
Favorite activities in New Haven: Not sure yet!
Why Yale EM: I loved all of the residents and faculty I met at Yale and was especially excited that the Emergency Medicine department is committed to supporting resident projects and research in so many areas of EM. I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of the opportunity to explore my interests in Global Health & EMS, and to have access to an incredible university that offers the ability to collaborate with experts in other fields related to technology, policy, and social entrepreneurship. The delicious food trucks near the hospital were also an added bonus!
Random factoid: While living in Bangladesh I got to travel around the country to act in several TV commercials, TV shows, andeven a movie! I also danced in the 2014 Cricket World Cup opening ceremony with Akon and Bollywood music legend A.R.Rahman, it was one of the coolest experiences of my life!