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Rebekah Heckmann

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Rebekah Heckmann, MD, MPH, MPA


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.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (2017)
  • MPA
    Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (2017)
  • Resident
    University of Washington (2015)
  • MD
    University of Minnesota (2011)
  • MPH
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (2006)
  • BA
    Johns Hopkins University (2005)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (Preventive Medicine) (2022)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2016)

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