Dr. Valerie Dobiesz is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She is currently the Director of External Programs at STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at BWH. Her teaching efforts were recognized by the ACEP's National Teaching Award. Dr. Dobiesz has presented over 100 national and international invited lectures on emergency medicine, medical education and simulation, global health, women’s health, and wilderness and expedition medicine. She has co-edited a book on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and co-authored over 70 book chapters and peer reviewed publications. Dr. Dobiesz’s research focus is on improving maternal health both locally and globally. She is the principle inventor and lead researcher on an obstetrical medical device designed to auto transfuse women suffering life threatening postpartum hemorrhage in low resource settings. She is also working to improve emergency obstetrical care provided by emergency medicine providers by enhancing continuing medical education activities through a company she co founded called Special Deliveries (specialdeliveries.org) She also co directs a program on health education in conflict and crisis at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.