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

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  • Director, Center for Global Emergency Care
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish


Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

HIV; Emergency Care; Implementation Science; Surveillance; COVID-19 more


Dr. Hansoti is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at John Hopkins University (JHU). She completed her MBChB at Edinburgh University (2006) and an EM residency at the University of Chicago (2012), an MPH from JHU (2013), and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (2016). She has over 75 publications, several research awards and is an active member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB). Her research focuses on the intersection of Global Health, HIV, and Implementation Science. Specifically, she seeks to evaluate the implementation of evidence-based interventions for service delivery in complex clinical environments such as the ED. Most of her research to date has been based in South Africa. Her domestic research focuses on the implementation of ED-based surveillance activities for COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses. 

In addition to her research, a large part of her academic portfolio includes international pandemic response and capacity-building activities. Previously she served as the Learning Director for the USAID-funded, Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) program at PHI. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, she has served as the COVID-19 Response and Critical Care Senior Technical Director for the Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic Control (RISE) project at JHPIEGO, funded by USAID (RISE COAG # 7200AA19CA00003). In this role, she oversees the critical care COVID response across eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, and Ethiopia). She is also the Co-PI of the CDC-funded Building Capacity for National Public Health Institutes (CDC-RFA-GH20-2107) and the Enhancing Global Health Security: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally (CDC-RFA-GH20-2110).

Dr. Hansoti has achieved nationally recognized success in research, education, mentorship, advising, and program building. She holds several significant service roles at Johns Hopkins University, serving as the Associate Director for Academic Programs at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health (CGH), and is co-director for the Public Health Scholarly Concentration (SC) course at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also the Director for the Center for Global Emergency Care (CGEC) and serves as the fellowship director for the International Emergency Medicine and Public Health fellowship program at Johns Hopkins University.  In addition, she is the Co-PI for the Johns Hopkins site for the UJMT Fogarty fellowship consortium. She seeks to build the institutional capacity to develop global health leaders at Johns Hopkins and beyond in these roles. more


  • Director, Center for Global Emergency Care
  • Fellowship Director, International Emergency Medicine & Public Health Fellowship
  • Associate Director of Academic Program, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Emergency Care
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBCh; University Of Edinburgh Medical School (2006)


  • Hemel Hempstead General Hospital (2008)
  • Emergency Medicine; University of Chicago Medicine Mitchell Hospital-Hyde Park (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Evaluating emergency care and acute care interventions in low resource settings internationally. This is intimately tied with development of research methodology and validated outcome metrics to suitably evaluate acute care interventions and the implementation evaluation of evidence-based interventions internationally.

Selected Publications

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Hansoti B, Mishra A, Rao A, Chimoyi L, Redd AD, Reynolds SJ, Stead DF, Black J, Maharaj R, Hahn E, Mda P. The geography of emergency department-based HIV testing in South Africa: Can patients link to care?. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Aug 19:101091

Njah J, Hansoti B, Adebusuyi Adeyami KB, O’Malley G, Gugerty MK, Chi BH, Lubimbi N, Steen E, Stampfly S, Berman E, Kimball AM. Measuring for Success: Evaluating Leadership Training Programs for Sustainable Impact. Annals of Global Health. 2021;87(1)

Hansoti B, Hahn E, Rao A, Harris J, Jenson A, Markadakis N, Moonat S, Osula V, Pousson A. Calibrating a chief complaint list for low resource settings: a methodologic case study. Int J Emerg Med. 2021 May 19;14(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12245-021-00347-8. PMID: 34011284; PMCID: PMC8132346

Schwartz SR, Smith JD, Hoffmann C, Hansoti B, Mishra S, Means AR, Go V, Sherr K, Nash D, Sullivan P, Baral S. Implementing Implementation Research: Teaching Implementation Research to HIV Researchers. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2021 Mar 11:1-2.

Hansoti B, Stead D, Parrish A, Reynolds SJ, Redd AD, Whalen MM, Mvandaba N, Quinn TC. HIV testing in a South African Emergency Department: A missed opportunity. PloS one. 2018 Mar 13;13(3):e0193858

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

DrPH Implementation Science Concentration 

SOM : Public Health Research Scholarly Concentration

SOM: Foundation of Public Health 

Courses and Syllabi

  • Scholarly Concentration
    Johns Hopkins University

Activities & Honors


  • Outstanding Contribution to Global Emergency Medicine Research Award,, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 2019
  • Living the Mission of Hopkins Honoree, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  • Global Health Excellence in Advising Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  • INDUSEM SWASTHA JYOTI PARITOSHIK, The Academic College of Emergency Experts in India., 2016
  • Ross Physician Scientist Endowment Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
  • Global mHealth Initiative Scholarship Award, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016
  • Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Award, Fogarty, National Institutes of Health, 2013
  • Outstanding Speaker Award, African Federation of Emergency Medicine, 2012
  • Global Health Scholarship Award, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
  • Global Emergency Medicine Academy Young Physician Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2012
  • Academy of Women in Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) Outstanding Resident Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2012
  • Global Health Scholarship Award, Johnson and Johnson, 2011

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