Name: Wendy C. Coates, MD
Title: Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Wendy C. Coates, MD is an Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. She is a Member-at-Large of the SAEM Board of Directors. Dr. Coates is committed to the advancement of medical education in Emergency Medicine and founded a fellowship in Educational Scholarship in 1996 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she was the Director of Education for 25 years. She served as the dean of the UCLA Acute Care College for 15 years. She is the Co-Chair of the SAEM Task Force that created the ARMED MedEd course for Education Research. She has been a staunch advocate and leader in medical student education and has published extensively in the fields of mentorship, faculty development, and education research methods. Dr. Coates serves as a team physician and educator for dance companies, has created an injury prevention curriculum for professional dancers, and advises health care providers who treat them.
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: Namita Jayaprakash MB Bch BAO, MRCEM
Title: Dr./senior staff physician and clinical assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Bio: As an EM-CCM physician I split my time between standard shifts in the emergency department, delivery early interventions as part of a critical care early intervention team and as a medical intensivist in the medical ICU. After graduating from University College Dublin I trained in emergency medicine in the Republic of Ireland earning a membership to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. I then returned to the US to complete an emergency medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital before moving on to the Mayo Clinic to complete a critical care fellowship. I returned to Henry Ford Hospital after fellowship and currently work as a senior staff physician while also appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.
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: Angela Lumba-Brown, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Stanford University
Bio: Dr. Lumba-Brown is an academic pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in traumatic brain injury and neurocritical emergencies. She cares for children and young adults clinically in the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Lumba-Brown is a national expert on concussion and has led several recent large guideline projects. She is also the co-director of the Stanford Brain Performance Center where she works to advance the neuroscience of brain synchronization in childhood development, injury, and aging through novel biomarker discovery and treatments. I am a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in traumatic brain injury across the spectrum in children and adults. I am the first author on the 2018 CDC Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Mild TBI and the first author on the Step 2 Concussion Guidelines: Subtype Classification. At Stanford, in addition to my clinical work, I direct the Brain Performance Center to advance the neuroscience informing brain performance through development, injury, and aging.
Stanford Medicine Brain Performance Center CV upon request
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: Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS a clinician-researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate, and a Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science. Her research focuses on the use of Shared Decision-Making (SDM) in the Emergency Department. She received an R03 from AHRQ in 2015 to study Emergency Physicians’ perspectives of SDM and has published extensively. Dr. Schoenfeld is currently funded by a Career Development Award (K08) from AHRQ to study and promote Shared Decision-Making in the context of diagnostic decision-making. Her other areas of interest include improving the ability of EDs to address patients’ social needs, decreasing unnecessary advanced imaging, and improving the patient experience. She is a Co-Chair of the 2021 SAEM Consensus Conference: From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health through Research, Collaboration, and Education. Dr. Schoenfeld graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and completed EM residency at the George Washington University Hospital. She completed Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of Maryland. After several years as an Attending physician focused in Ultrasound education and research, she returned to training and received a Masters in Clinical and Translational Science. She has lectured about shared decision-making, K awards, and creating a career in research.
SDM lectures - Part 1: Promoting Shared Decision-Making to Improve the Patient Experience; Part 2: Promoting Shared Decision-Making to Improve the Patient Experience - Part 2; Elizabeth Schoenfeld's Bibliography
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.