2020-2021 GEMA SECRETARY CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Candidate statements are listed in alphabetical order.

Matthew Strehlow, MD
Stanford University

M StrehlowI am an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford and the Director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International. Over the past decade and a half, I have worked in prehospital and emergency care across Asia and Africa. I am the founder of the On-Line Medical Research program in India and focus my research on the epidemiology of emergencies in developing nations, maternal and neonatal emergency referral systems, and gender-based violence. In Cambodia, I worked on improving prehospital and facility-based emergency care systems under two USAID funded grants serving as Senior Technical Advisor for the Quality Health Services project. My online, open-access emergency medicine training program and sepsis gaming programs have been utilized by providers in over 100 countries. Previously, I served on the GEMA BOD as the Program Committee Liaison.

I am honored to be considered for the position of Secretary of GEMA. Over the past few years, it has been energizing to engage with SAEM and GEMA to advance our joint mission of supporting academic emergency medicine in the US and beyond. My goals as a leader within GEMA will focus on the following: 1) engagement with academic emergency medicine providers beyond US borders – GEMA had <10 international members as of 2018, 2) advancing women leaders in global health - in conjunction with a number of other global organizations recently focusing on the advancement of women leaders, and 3) promoting GEMA’s activities in SAEM Pulse and other publications.