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Eleanor Reid, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Yale Shoreline Emergency Department; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Eleanor Reid, MD, PhD

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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.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Edinburgh (2022)
  • Fellow
    Yale (2017)
  • MSc
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2016)
  • Resident Physician
    Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (2015)
  • Intern
    Brigham & Women's Hospital (2012)
  • MD
    Albany Medical College (2011)
  • BA
    Brown University (2000)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2016)


  • Palliative Care Research and Implementation
    Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2016
    Palliative Care Research and Implementation
  • Emergency Medicine Development
    Kampala, Central Region, Uganda 2015
    Emergency Medicine Development

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