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Emergency Services, Disaster, and Global Health

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What We Do

The Division of Emergency Services, Disaster, and Global Health works to provide high-quality emergency medical care to patients in the out of hospital setting, as well as address broader issues of disaster and health safety of populations affected by emergencies domestically and globally by assessing their unique medical needs and health infrastructures. We seek to advance the fields of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Disaster Medicine, and Global Health through research, education, partnerships, and innovation. 

Our Work

Faculty within the Division have expertise across a wide range of areas, including:

  • Prehospital care
  • Provider training
  • Tactical medicine
  • Mass gathering preparation, safety, and management
  • Quality Management
  • Emergency management
  • Disaster medicine
  • Global health
  • International emergency medicine
  • Public health and humanitarian assistance
  • Homeland security workforce preparedness

Our Division is a distinguished prehospital research organization. As a founding member of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium of the National Institutes of Health, we have played a leading role in the study of both critically injured patients and cardiac arrest victims, advancing the science of prehospital critical care.

Educational Involvement

Training is at the heart of our activities, from providing educational services to EMS practitioners and agencies to developing leaders in academic emergency medicine with the skills and tools needed to tackle health disparities through improvement of emergency heath systems.

EMT/Paramedic Continuing Education Program

Education and training for EMTs and paramedics in partnership with the Texas Deartment of State Health Services.

EMT/Paramedic Education

Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Program

The program prepares residency-trained physicians to be EMS medical directors and board-certified EMS physicians. Our fellowship program is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Graduates from this historic fellowship have become leaders in their field on regional and international levels. 

EMS Fellowship

Emergency & Disaster Global Health Fellowship Program

The program helps educate fellows to meet the timely medical needs of any situation that limits access to essential health resources and medical care such as disasters, poverty, or geographic displacement.

Emergency & Disaster Global Health Fellowship

Visiting International Professorship Program

The program provides selected global colleagues with the opportunity to participate in UT Southwestern learning and clinical observation while educating our Department faculty and fellows about their own country’s health and medical infrastructure. Contact us to learn more.


Contact Us

Chardenay Bagsby

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 214-648-2326

Luisa Holguin

Administrative Associate

Phone: 214-648-2674