Education in Resource-limited Settings
Climate change can have devastating impacts on health care and systems. Faculty like Dr. Jeremy Hess are examining the efficacy of early warning systems, heat exposure and health, as well as environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation in health care. Dr. Hess is senior author of a global climate report released on 11/28/2018, which focuses on serious threats and opportunities posed by climate change to health, productivity, and livelihoods of Americans.
Development and Evaluation of Health Systems
EM faculty engage in the evaluation of health systems and programs worldwide. In collaboration with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Dr. Herbie Duber’s current work includes a Medtronic Foundation funded project to evaluate systems of care to improve outcomes from STEMI in India and China, as well as a prospective evaluation of the Global Fund in Guatemala, DRC and Uganda. Our faculty also participate in program evaluation and implementation for a variety of disease-specific initiatives including trauma, cardiovascular disease, and communicable diseases.
Dr. Jeremy Hess collaborates with the Department of Global Health to study disease surveillance, health policy, health system preparedness and the impacts of humanitarian emergencies on health. Dr. David Townes works with the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) with work focused on internally displaced persons in Syria. Faculty also serve on a number of international disaster teams that respond globally to humanitarian and other emergencies, like Dr. Stephen Morris.