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Emergency & Disaster Global Health Fellowship Didactics

Over the course of our two-year program, fellows experience the curriculum through a variety of didactics, providing the building blocks for a career in emergency and disaster global health.

Field Work

Opportunities may occur in a wide variety of cultural and geographic settings depending on each fellow’s particular area of interest. The program has multiple global partners and prior field work in:

  • China
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates

We also offer field work opportunities through U.S.-based partners in federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and foundations.

Learning Opportunities

Our  Visiting International Professorship Program  routinely hosts experienced physicians who are national experts in their home countries. These visiting professors typically spend between three months to two years with us, offering fellows opportunities for encounters and learning.

Research Interests

Our faculty members are recognized for their expertise in disaster medicine, emergency medicine, and public health preparedness, serving as senior advisers to state and national governmental leadership, discipline-defining publications, and nationally-recognized educational programs. They provide guidance to Emergency & Disaster Global Health fellows for research projects in:

  • International emergency medicine
  • Disaster medicine
  • Global health and humanitarian aid
  • Public health
  • Homeland security
  • Tactical medicine
  • Emergency management

Clinical Practice Applications

Fellows participate in several clinical practice applications, including:

  • Planning for mass gatherings, public health emergencies, and the management of clinical emergencies in cases of disaster
  • Massive triage of victims, disasters, or simulations
  • Quality improvement and audits
  • Reviews of risk management, including sentinel event research, trend analysis, and post-action disaster reporting
  • Clinical guide, development, and review of protocols
  • Prevention and protection of the labor force, including personal protective equipment and adequate decontamination methods

Teaching Skills

Fellows develop their teaching skills in a variety of ways, including:

  • Providing an academic focus on global health and offer an experience in an environment with limited resources for emergency medicine residents during our annual Disaster Day
  • Improving the program and other quality initiatives
  • Serving as tutors in education, medical practice, quality control, and research in emergency medicine education