Elizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Elizabeth Hunt in the Simulation Center
Elizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD, “Betsy”, was recently named the first Director of the Johns Hopkins Simulation Center. She graduated AOA from Albany Medical College in 1995. This was followed by a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and a Pediatric Chief Residency at Duke University. Subsequently, she did a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hunt also completed a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her thesis involved the use of simulation to assess the performance of pediatric residents during pediatric cardiopulmonary arrests. Her work analyzing in-hospital resuscitation systems through the use of simulation has resulted in receipt of the 2003 “Pearl M. Stetler Grant for Women Researchers”, the First Place Award for a Platform Presentation at the 2004 International Meeting on Medical Simulation, the 2004 Johns Hopkins “Helen Taussig Young Investigator Award” and the 2004 Johns Hopkins “Harriet Lane House Staff Appreciation Award”.
Last year she was invited to present her simulation research at the 2005 Third Annual Peter Safar Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh. Hunt has been fortunate to have the opportunity to present, practice or teach about pediatric resuscitation issues throughout the world, including such diverse places such as England, Kosovo, Sweden, Uganda and Cuba. She is currently an attending pediatric Intensivist in the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.