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Travis Whitfill

Assistant Professor Adjunct in Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

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Travis Whitfill, MPH, MACE, MPhil


Travis Whitfill is an Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. His background began in molecular biology and biochemistry, after receiving scientific training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Duke University. He is the co-founder of several additional startup companies, including a Connecticut-based microbiome company, Azitra Inc.

His academic work has focused on measuring and improving pediatric emergency care. He worked extensively to use a combination of large data sets, simulation-based research methodologies, and survey-based instruments to measure pediatric care in Emergency Departments. His work has shown major gaps in pediatric care across various Emergency Departments, and he has been part of several teams involved in large-scale efforts to improve those gaps. This work has measured over 200 EDs internationally. Additionally, he has worked with others to improve pediatric disaster preparedness and to demonstrate the utility of telemedicine in the context of pediatric disaster training as well as neonatal resuscitations.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    UCL, Innovation and Public Policy
  • MPhil
    UCL, Innovation and Public Policy (2020)
  • MPH
    Yale University (2014)
  • BS
    Dallas Baptist University, Biology, Mathematics (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
1st Place, Research PresentationInternational Pediatric Simulation Society Symposia and Workshop2019
Distinguished Alumnus AwardDallas Baptist University2018
Forbes 30 Under 30 (Healthcare)Forbes2017
IMSH/SAEM top ten papers of 2016IMSH2017
SCCM top paper awardSCCM2017
Thiel Foundation grantThiel Foundation2016
IMSH/SAEM top ten papers of 2015IMSH2016
Technology Company to WatchCT Innovation Council2015
Dull Family Summer Internship FellowshipYale University2013

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