The mission of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine is to improve global emergency care and reduce the disproportionate impact of disease in low resource settings. Our physicians participate in education, research, and health infrastructure development around the world.
The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Global Health program is centered in eastern Africa where we are conducting studies on engagement with HIV services in southwestern Uganda and northwestern Tanzania. We also provide education on global emergency care as part of the NY-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine residency program, including a clinical elective at the Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. Global Health EM faculty also contribute to global health education across the School of Medicine and Cornell University.
We are also expanding research capacity in the Weill Bugando Emergency Department as a primary focus of collaboration between our two Departments. There will be many future opportunities for impactful global health research.
Radhika Lu Sundararajan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Our division provides education on global emergency care as part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine residency program, including a clinical elective at the Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. Division faculty also contribute to global health education across the School of Medicine and Cornell University.
Our faculty participate in a range of extramurally-funded research in countries such as Uganda, Tanzania and Lebanon. Topics include refugee health, HIV services engagement, and pediatric resuscitation.
We work closely with local partners to improve healthcare infrastructure. In Tanzania, we implemented a telecommunications system that supports remote educational sessions with physicians in New York City. In Lebanon, we worked with the International Red Cross to support delivery of healthcare services among refugee communities.