2020-2021 GEMA DEVELOPMENT & GRANTS OFFICER CANDIDATE STATEMENTS
Candidate statements are listed in alphabetical order.
Adam R. Aluisio, MD, MSc, DTM&H
Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University
I am an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine with an appointment in the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. I received my Medical Doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and my Masters of Science in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine before completing specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the State University of New York at Downstate in New York City. I have focused sub-specialty training in Global Emergency Medicine and Tropical Medicine. I have designed and implemented clinical translational research in Afghanistan, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and the United States. My work in these settings has focused predominately on improving acute healthcare delivery in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) via research and is germane to my desire to serve as the incoming Development & Grants Officer. I have applied for and attained grant funding from multiple sources for Global Emergency Medicine research including from the NIH, CDC, Gates Foundation and multiple other foundation sources. I am also active in education and program development in global emergency medicine both domestically, as an associate fellowship director, and internationally where I mentor trainees and junior faculty from East Africa and Haiti. Additionally, I have served on organizing committees for multiple international emergency care conferences. As a long time member of SAEM/GEMA I would be honored to serve and assist with the further development of this very important body in global emergency medicine as the Development & Grants Officer.
Having received many benefits from being a GEMA member via education, mentorship and participation in formative think tanks resulting in key publications, I would be honored to give back to the global emergency medicine community through service on the board. As an executive committee member I would aim to increase the research activities of GEMA internationally, and particularly for non-US members with a larger goal of fostering collaboration and aligning research endeavors with the needs of such members (particularly from LMICs). As well, further pursuit of funding to support research and development initiatives in global emergency medicine would be a primary goal that I would focus on in the Development & Grants Officer position. This would be via attempting to improve access to the resources available within SAEM, specifically around dissemination and publication of research, and to search for and to secure more external funding sources to assist in the development of research platforms for the broader global emergency medicine community.