Name: Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. She is the Immediate Past-President of AWAEM, an entity within SAEM, dedicated to enhancing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Agrawal has established a national reputation in responding to complex humanitarian emergencies with a specific focus on refugee health and gender disparities. As an educator, she lectures extensively on gender disparities in medicine, humanitarian assistance, refugee resettlement, and refugee health. Dr. Agrawal’s academic research focuses on the disparities of refugees and other displaced populations. She studies issues specific to forced migration and aims to implement sustainable interventions to affect the challenges these populations face. She is currently investigating health literacy, healthcare access and long term health outcomes of resettled refugees in the US, as well as the impact of low English proficiency on the ability to access acute care services. Dr. Agrawal holds a faculty appointment in the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Center for Asylum Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, Connecticut.
Name: E Page Bridges, MD
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor, Assistant Clerkship Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Bridges is a native of Greenville and ran track and cross country at Furman University. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with distinction, receiving the SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine award. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bridges is currently the Assistant Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville and the Director of Resident Teaching for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Prisma Health – Upstate. She also serves as a Career Counselor and mentor for students at the School of Medicine. She recently received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award for “clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and who show respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues.” She is a member of the Board of the South Carolina College of Emergency Physicians and currently serves as Vice President.
Name: Anita Chary, MD PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Bio: Anita Chary, MD PhD, is an emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is chief resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Chary is an anthropologist whose research focuses on health disparities and health systems development in low-resource settings. She has worked with Maya Health Alliance, a non-governmental organization in Guatemala, since 2008 on child nutrition, women’s health, and chronic disease programs, and has published a book about rural health in Guatemala. She is former editor-in-chief of Global Health Hub. Dr. Chary is a dynamic speaker with ample experience in national and international conference presentations and keynote addresses. She has additionally taught courses in medical anthropology, public health, and qualitative research. Within medical education, Dr. Chary has delivered innovative lectures, panels, and interactive workshops about race and gender in emergency medicine. Topics include race as a social construct, forms of racism in patient care and provider experience, defining and responding to microaggressions, and how social identities affect clinical leadership.
Website: Culture, Health, Equality
Sample Presentation: SAEM Education Innovation: Development and Implementation of a Resident-Led Health Equity Curriculum
Name: Corrie Chumpitazi MD MS
Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bio: Corrie Chumpitazi completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin and her residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship where she has remained and is currently an Associate Professor of pediatrics in the Section of Emergency Medicine. She is the Sedation Oversight Committee co-chair at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Chief of Research. Her funded research is in the area of quality pain and sedation management, and eliminating disparities in these areas. She is site Principal Investigator for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. She is chair of the Society for Pediatric Sedation’s Provider Course, which offers sedation simulation courses across the country.
Name: Caroline Freiermuth MS, MHS
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Freiermuth is an associate professor of emergency medicine and serves as the residency research director at the University of Cincinnati. She has been conducting research regarding sickle cell disease since 2011 and is passionate about educating others regarding the morbidity and mortality of this disease, the disparities experienced by this patient population and the appropriate acute management when presenting to the ED. She serves as the chair elect for the Emergency Department Sickle Cell Care Coalition, aimed at improving the ED care for patients with sickle cell disease across the country. Dr. Freiermuth is an advocate for safe and effective pain management, and has been a proponent of harm reduction efforts surrounding opioid use. She is currently a co-chair of the pain stewardship committee at the University of Cincinnati and a leader in the Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education for the state of Ohio. Her research has included naloxone distribution, medications for opioid use disorder, and genomics of OUD.
Name: Jordana Haber, MD, MACM
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Jordana J. Haber, MD, MACM, FACEP is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She is the director of Clinical Education for the UNLV emergency medicine residency, and the medical director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner service at University Medical Center.
Name: Courtney Hutchins MD MPH
Title: Outgoing resident/Incoming attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Chicago
Bio: Dr. Hutchins is an emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago. Her interests lie in health policy and advocacy with a focus on access to health care and insurance coverage, women’s issues, and systemic barriers to care for vulnerable populations. Her academic projects have focused on physician perceptions of Medicaid expansion, trauma informed care delivery, hospital based violence intervention, and sexual and reproductive health. She authored the Introduction to Health Policy chapter in the EMRA resident advocacy handbook and currently sits on the ACEP state legislative and regulatory and quality improvement committees. Dr. Hutchins is an advocate for women in medicine and the current founder and chair of the EM women’s board at University of Chicago. She believes that encouraging young physicians to learn about health policy, find their voice, and advocate for issues that affect both them and their patients is key to improving the future of health care. Dr. Hutchins obtained her medical doctorate from Rush University in Chicago and holds a Masters of Public Health in health policy and management from Drexel University.
Name: Gabrielle A. Jacquet, MD, MPH
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Global Health, BMC Emergency Medicine Residency; Assistant Director of Global Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. She received her MD from the University of Vermont and her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Jacquet completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and her Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Jacquet focuses her work on improving and standardizing the delivery of global health training and experiences within undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has taught emergency medicine, assisted in developing emergency care systems and training programs, and conducted research in India, Ghana, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Haiti, and Colombia. Dr. Jacquet has over 25 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured at many national and international emergency medicine conferences. Most recently, Dr. Jacquet has focused her time on founding and serving as Course Director for the newly released Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health: a 3-part open-access, online, interactive course available at edX.org. Dr. Jacquet is the director of global health for the BMC emergency medicine residency program and the assistant director of global health at the BU School of Medicine.
Name: Michelle Lin, MD, MPH
Title: Director of Performance Improvement (MSBI), Associate Director of Telehealth (Mount Sinai Health System), Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS, FACEP is an emergency physician and health services researcher whose goal is to improve the value, equity and patient-centeredness of emergency care. Her NIH and Emergency Medicine Foundation-funded projects aim to develop and implement patient-reported outcomes for ED asthma care, evaluate the impact of alternative payment models for emergency care, and identify drivers of variation in ED admission rates. Dr. Lin was recognized as a 2019 “45 under 45” Influencer in Emergency Medicine and was awarded an AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers in 2016. As Chair of the Clinical Emergency Data Registry Committee, she oversees the first qualified clinical data registry in emergency medicine. She is also Vice President of Communications for the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, and holds leadership roles on multiple national committees, including the National Quality Forum, the American College of Emergency Physicians Quality Committee and Alternative Payment Model Task force. She recently served as a fellow and consultant within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS/CMMI) Seamless Care Models group. Dr. Lin completed a fellowship in Health Policy Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and completed residency at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center.
Name: Jennifer Love, MD
Title: Fellow, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Bio: Jennifer Love is a medical toxicology fellow at Oregon Health & Science University. She received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She trained in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as chief resident. She is passionate about toxicology, opioid use disorder and mentoring women in medicine. She currently serves as the AWAEM Didactics Committee chair
Name: Kristen Mueller, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Kristen Mueller, MD is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, co-director of emergency medicine resident research at Washington University School of Medicine, and a Faculty Scholar in the Institute of Public Health. Dr. Mueller is an active member of the Washington University Gun Violence Initiative and is engaged in research on firearm violence and injury prevention. Dr. Mueller serves as the physician liaison to the newly launched St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, Life Outside Violence. She was recently awarded a 2-year career development grant by the Emergency Medicine Foundation in partnership with AFFIRM to study firearm injuries and recidivism at St. Louis level I trauma hospitals. Additionally, Dr. Mueller recently completed a quality improvement program on Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) to address access to firearms and other lethal means at times of suicidal crisis in emergency department patients.
Name: Onyeka Otugo, MD MPH
Title: Health Policy Research and Translation Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Onyeka Otugo is a Master in Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Health Policy Research and Translation fellow in Brigham and Women's Emergency Department with an interest in health policy and understanding the current disparities in our healthcare system. As a fellow, Dr. Otugo is studying racial and ethnic disparities and access to care issues. Onyeka grew up in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area where she also attended college at the University of Maryland majoring in Art Studio and Biology. Prior to attending medical school, she received a fellowship to conduct research at the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health where she assessed disparities related to the inclusion of women in clinical trials. She has been involved in key advocacy issues related to emergency medicine.
Name: Camiron L. Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Title: Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Prisma Health Greenville
Bio: Dr. Pfennig-Bass is a graduate of Marquette University and the Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as the Residency Program Director of Prisma Health Greenville Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Pfennig started the residency program in July 2017. She is an Associate Professor of EM at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Clemson University School of Health Research. In addition to her GME roles, she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Colleges and as an Osler College Mentor at the medical school. Following her Chief Residency at Indiana University, Dr. Pfennig completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and then obtained her Masters of Health Professions Education from Vanderbilt University. Prior to the transition to Greenville from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Pfennig was the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and EM physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pfennig’s EM interests include Student and Resident Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Obstetrical Emergencies, and Electrolyte-related Emergencies. She enjoys speaking at the local, regional, and national level to improve education in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pfennig balances her career with her beautiful family with her husband, David and two small children, Harper and Berkleigh.
Grand rounds lectures, Monthly Grand Rounds for our department/residency.
Name: Alicia Pilarski, D.O.
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Alicia Pilarski, D.O., is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Pilarski graduated from University of Nevada School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program and attended Touro University College of Medicine in California for her medical training. She has been faculty at MCW since 2010 and served as the Assistant Program Director and the Associate Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2013-2018. She currently serves as the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Patient Safety and Quality Officer and is also the Medical Director for the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s Peer Support Program. Dr. Pilarski is an appointed faculty on the Kern Institute with a focus on GME Well-Being. Dr. Pilarski is passionate about provider well-being and identifying methods to change the system to improve it. She co-authored the book, “Resident Well-Being: A Guide for Residency Programs” and co-chairs the Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Committee. She has presented at the local, regional and national level on topics related to resilience, second victim syndrome and institutional peer support program development.
Small group lectures, Residency didactic lectures, Grand rounds lectures Open to presentations on gender and leadership for our annual women's retreat.
Name: Melissa Platt MD
Title: Professor/Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Louisville
Bio: Melissa Platt, M.D. is a Professor and Program Director for the University of Louisville Department of Emergency Medicine. She has been a core faculty member for the last 15 years. She is an avid educator and has lectured on a local, regional, and national level. Her areas of expertise include health disparities, healthcare law, heat illness, and women’s health. She is a leader and advocate for emergency medicine and holds numerous leadership positions in professional medical organizations. She firmly believes in education and organized involvement to influence positive change in health care.
Name: Kelly Roszczynialski, MD, MS
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: My emergency medicine residency training was completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I began my interest in social emergency medicine specifically gender disparities, sexual assault, and ultimately began research to better understand the vulnerable and often unseen population of human sex trafficking survivors. I have spoken on this topic locally and nationally at ACEP in 2017. Following residency, I completed my Simulation Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Masters in Healthcare Simulation developing an interest in utilizing simulation for procedural education, team training, as well as process improvement. My simulation research has been on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice to train new teams of practicing emergency medicine healthcare providers. I have spoken both locally and nationally on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice simulation. I have also developed and implemented simulation to educate and expose providers to the topic of human sex trafficking and improve awareness and recognition and can speak to opportunities and challenges in engaging active learning on sensitive and uncomfortable topics. I am currently the Emergency Medicine Residency Simulation director at Stanford University and am currently working on various modalities of simulation for residency and faculty education including incorporating virtual and augmented reality simulation during times of COVID.
Name: Margaret Samuels-Kalow MD MPhil MSHP
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Samuels-Kalow is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at MGH. She completed her residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in 2012 and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and K12 research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2016. Her work focuses on developing interventions to reduce disparities in emergency care and improving quality of care provided to vulnerable families.
Name: Catherine Staton, MD, MS
Title: Associate Professor of Global Health and Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Globally, care seeking behavior and health outcomes are impacted by social determinants of health and health system capacity. Identifying ways to innovatively improve health system capacity and mitigate the impact of social determinants of health would greatly improve health globally. My research has largely been focused on conducing cultural adoption of evidence based interventions to take into account contextual social determinants of health. I completed my Fogarty Career Development Award describing Alcohol Among High Risk Injury Patients in Tanzania and am funded by its subsequent R01 Clinical trial, PRACT: Emergency Department Brief Interventions in Tanzania. Similarly, I have Fogarty funding to Developing Capacity to Improve Care Transitions for Injury Patients post-acute hospitalization in Tanzania and a supplement to develop a GRID: Global Repository for Injury Data to feed multinational collaborations and data science and innovation projects. By using a framework of research and innovation, our team, GEMINI strives to build capacity, generate knowledge and implement systems to improve health globally.
Bio: Jennifer Tsai is an Emergency Medicine physician, writer, educator, and advocate in New Haven, Connecticut. Using activism and disruptive pedagogy, she seeks to rethink and advance health and climate justice, expand social medicine praxis, and support equity across health systems. She received a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her academic work centers on the intersection between race, medicine, inequity, and trauma-informed care. She has been invited to speak at Grand Rounds at multiple institutions, the AAMC National Conference in 2016, Health Equity Lecture Series in Washington D.C. and South Carolina, and several podcasts. Her essays and research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American, The Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, STATnews, and the Journal of the American Medical Association among other outlets.