My work is at the intersection of emergency medicine & global health – focusing on strengthening health delivery in resource-poor countries through building emergency care and operational systems at the district hospital level.
I have worked in global health for over a decade in Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Rwanda, and am currently the Director of Infrastructure, Biomedical and Pharmaceuticals for Partners In Health (PIH), a Boston-based healthcare NGO working in 10 countries. I am also faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
In my work with PIH since 2008, I have served as PIH’s lead for emergency medicine development and capacity building in Haiti and was on the team responsible for opening l’Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, PIH’s flagship teaching hospital. After opening, as Director of Emergency Services at Mirebalais, my team started the first Emergency Medicine residency in the history of Haiti, now in its third year. During the 2014 Ebola epidemic, I moved to Sierra Leone to serve as the medical director for PIH’s work, responding to the emergency and then leading the transition to health systems strengthening.
I received my undergraduate degree from Princeton University and my medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. I completed my emergency medicine training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals and received a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
- Health Policy (Injury Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence, Public Health)
- Global Health
- International Emergency Medicine
- Disaster Response