International Emergency Medicine & Public Health Fellowship

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The Johns Hopkins International Emergency Medicine & Public Health (IEM & PH) fellowship provides emergency physicians with the critical knowledge and skills to become leaders in global health. Recent global threats (including the West African experience with Ebola and the COVID-19 pandemic) have created a renewed focus on disease surveillance, emergency response capacitation and health systems strengthening. Physicians specialized in emergency medicine with focused training in public health are uniquely suited to address these needs. Our vision is to use a deliberate practice approach to develop leaders in the fields of international emergency medicine and public health.


Our mission is to prepare fellows to develop teaching, research, implementation and clinical skills focused on addressing health disparities, health systems strengthening and delivering emergency care for vulnerable populations in resource-variable, but predominantly resource-constrained settings around the globe.

Program Description

The fellowship program is designed to provide physicians the opportunity to obtain:

  1. formal public health training
  2. comprehensive field experiences
  3. focused mentorship to develop a specialized skill set within international emergency medicine
  4. exposure to a well-founded academic environment

Fellows will benefit from the rich network of interdepartmental collaborations with faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health and receive outstanding cross-disciplinary mentoring in their areas of interest. The training program includes hands-on focused experience in a selected area of research, coupled with intensive mentorship and coursework, tailored to the trainees selected area of focus and educational needs. Fellows have the opportunity to focus their experience on a variety of different areas, including but not limited to acute care research, public health research, health systems strengthening, disaster medicine/humanitarian response, global health education and disease surveillance, across a range of disease areas and patient populations.

Fellows will have the opportunity to complete a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which has been ranked as the nation’s top school of public health since 1994. As the largest school of public health with over 80 research centers and 1,800 courses, they will benefit from access to an unrivaled faculty experience, an extensive global network and a rich learning environment.

Additionally, fellows will participate in two international clinical elective experiences: one clinically-focused and one in support of their research. They will also be required to participate in a formal monthly didactic designed to support global health leadership development by cultivating the essential perspectives and skills for success in their future career. All fellows will be required to complete a research project as a core component of their fellowship experience.

Academic Requirements

  1. Successful completion of an advanced research degree (unless already obtained)
  2. Acquisition of skills and direct experience in conducting international research
  3. Presentation of research at one national and one international meeting
  4. Minimum of one first author peer-reviewed manuscript

Program Length

Two years

Clinical Requirements

Fellows will work approximately 800 clinical hours per academic year


Board Eligible or Certified in Emergency Medicine

Start Date

Usually July 1, but mid-year candidates can be considered

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Ph.D., the fellowship program director. As a Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium (GEMFC) member program we have joined the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match (Fall 2021). Interested applicants should register on the GEMFC website and upload application materials to programs of interest. Further details including application timeline, interview dates and requirements can be found at

Fellowship Faculty

Bhakti Hansoti M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Bhakti Hansoti M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Fellowship Director, IEM & PH Fellowship
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Associate Director of Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Emergency Care
Email: [email protected]

Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Ph.D., is an associate professor of emergency medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her M.B.Ch.B. degree at Edinburgh University (2006) and an emergency medicine residency at University of Chicago (2012), an M.P.H. degree from The Johns Hopkins University (2013) and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Cape Town (2016). She is the recipient of several research awards, has numerous research grants and is an active contributor to the scientific peer review literature. Hansoti is a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Board and has a particular focus on research mentorship, leading research training activities for a range of learners from medical to Ph.D. students. Her own research focuses on the intersection of global health, emergency care, HIV and implementation science. She is Co-principal investigator and/or technical director for several projects supporting emergency care capacitation, COVID-19 response and global health security across 15 countries.

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Amelia Pousson, M.D., M.P.H.

Amelia Pousson, M.D., M.P.H.

Faculty, IEM & PH Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Email: [email protected]

Amelia Pousson, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of emergency medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and works clinically at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Christiana Care, received her M.P.H. degree from George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health and her fellowship in IEM & PH at George Washington University. She is also remote faculty at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali in Kigali, Rwanda, under the Human Resources for Health Program. Her previous work includes extensive curricula design, development and implementation in support of emergency medicine residencies in both India and Rwanda. During the past 10 years, she has collaborated on projects with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the National Institutes of Health, governmental actors/ministries of health, as well as local and international nongovernmental organizations in Brazil, Botswana, El Salvador, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Oman, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates and Uganda.

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