The University of Washington is committed to improving health for all individuals regardless of where they live.  In 2016, the UW announced a groundbreaking Population Health Initiative, a 25-year vision to advance the health of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and beyond.  The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to support this vision with faculty, fellows and residents actively engaged in global emergency care development and humanitarian response.

Our faculty actively contribute to research, education and service in the fields of global emergency care, public health and humanitarian response.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide our fellows, residents and students with the skills necessary to contribute to the development of emergency care and respond to humanitarian crises worldwide.  We believe in providing mentorship and guidance to help learners develop their own interests and prepare them for future careers in global health. 

We are committed to building sustainable systems of care with an emphasis on capacity building in low resource settings, improving leadership in the field of global health, and providing evidence-based strategies for the development of global emergency care and humanitarian responses.

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Dr. Shah delivered the keynote address at the Highland Emergency International (HEI) annual symposium at Alameda County Medical Center.