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Hani Mowafi, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Director, Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Contact Information

Hani Mowafi, MD, MPH

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale Emergency Medicine

    464 Congress Avenue, PO Box 208053

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States


Hani Mowafi, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor, Chief of the Section of Global Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine and he serves as the Director of the Yale-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mowafi's work focuses on developing the science and practice of emergency care with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where the burden of emergency conditions is highest and where there is a large unmet need for emergency care.

Internationally known for his work on emergency and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), Dr. Mowafi has extensive experience conducting training, research, and program development in the Middle East and Africa. He has served as an expert consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, the World Bank and the World Health Organization where he is currently an Emergency Care Consultant for the WHO's Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative. He is the Co-Director of the NIH-funded Middle East and North Africa Program for Advanced Injury Research (MENA PAIR) - a partnership between Yale University and the American University of Beirut.

Dr. Mowafi has served on scientific review panels for both global injury and humanitarian research including the National Institutes of Health Research (UK), and Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (UK). He serves as the Associate Editor for Trauma for BMC Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Mowafi's research interests are assessing the health burden and impacts of trauma and injury in LMICs; health and human security in humanitarian emergencies; and developing metrics for global emergency care. Dr. Mowafi has a long track record mentoring junior investigators and practitioners in global health careers including trainees in the United States, East Africa and the Middle East.

Dr. Mowafi has been recognized for his leadership and serves on the International Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), previously as the Chair of the ACEP International Section, and Chair of the of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium. In 2017 he was awarded the Humanitarian Service Award from the Global Emergency Medicine Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in recognition of his work studying and mitigating the impacts of humanitarian crises around the world.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
  • Residency
    Virginia Commonwealth University (2005)
  • MD
    University of Virginia School of Medicine (2002)
  • BS
    Duke University, Biomedical Engineering (1997)
  • Internship
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Med., Medical College


  • WHO Emergency Care - Global Emergency Care and Trauma Initiative
    Geneva, Switzerland; Cairo, Egypt; Tunis, Tunisia 2019
  • American Friends of AFEM
    New Haven, United States 2019
    Board Member, American Friends of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine
  • Chief Complaint - Global LMIC
    Cape Town, South Africa 2015
  • Uganda RTA research
    Masaka, Uganda 2015
  • Uganda Chief Complaint Research
    Nyakibale, Uganda 2015
  • Syria War Trauma Research
    Aleppo, Syria; Gaziantep, Turkey 2013
  • Clinical Work
    New Haven, United States 2013
  • Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship
    London, United Kingdom 2013
  • EM research and development in Egypt
    Cairo, Egypt 2013
  • Trauma research Lusaka Zambia
    Lusaka, Zambia (2012-2014)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction - Iran
    Tehran, Iran (2011-2015)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican College of Emergency Physicians2006
FellowAmerican Academy of Emergency Medicine2005

Professional Service

National Institute of Health Research-UK (NIHR)Grant Reviewer2020 - 2021
American College of Emergency PhysiciansCommittee Member2018 - Present
BMC Emergency MedicineAssociate Editor2016 - Present
African Conference on Emergency Medicine, Cairo November 2016Co-Chair2014 - 2016
Research Workshop, African Conference on Emergency Medicine 2014Chair2013 - 2014
African Federation for Emergency MedicineMember2013 - Present
Research for Health in Humanitarian CrisesGrant Reviewer2013 - 2018
Society for Academic Emergency MedicineSteering Committee 2013 SAEM Consensus Conference "Global Health and Emergency Care: A Research Agenda"2012 - 2013
American College of Emergency PhysiciansACEP International Section2002 - Present
Society for Academic Emergency MedicineMember2002 - Present

Departments & Organizations