Our mission is to train leaders who will advance the science and practice of emergency care to improve outcomes for patients around the world.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale has a strong history of commitment to global health education. Graduates of the residency program have consistently gone on to pursue advanced training in international medicine and many of our graduates are engaged in global health careers. Our graduates direct several top international emergency medicine fellowship programs, lead a variety of global health initiatives, and many are actively engaged in emergency humanitarian response with leading governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Our recent work includes:
- Working with WHO on implementation of the Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative
- Mapping capacity and developing novel interventions for management of non-communicable disease in Kenya
- Analyzing trauma and injury in conflict including from war-affected Syria
- Developing metrics for emergency care in low-resource settings
- Assessing the impacts of road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries
- Developing and validating palliative care interventions in low-income settings
- Factors impacting health for refugees before and after resettlement
- Health impacts of policy in USAID Feed the Future target countries
- Strengthening emergency care in Palestine, Armenia, and Egypt
Our faculty engage in cutting edge research on diverse and emerging topics of importance in Global Health (primarily in Low- and Middle-Income Countries). Our current research priorities include: humanitarian health and the health impacts of war and conflict; controlling non-communicable diseases in LMICs; developing effective palliative care in low-income countries to relieve suffering and reduce medical impoverishment; health consequences of including health impact.
The Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine (GHIEM) trains board eligible emergency physicians to become leaders in global health and to advance the science of global emergency care.