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

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  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish


Emergency Medicine


For Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., M.P.H., FACEP, training began in the international setting with medical school at the University of Edinburgh and foundation training in London. This transatlantic upbringing and training combined encouraged an appreciation of the diversity of emergency medicine in different resource settings. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. Over the years, she has maintained a deep-seated interest in international emergency medicine while working in clinical settings such as Liberia, India, Ghana, Jamaica, China, Nepal, Uganda and South Africa.

Dr. Hansoti first came to Johns Hopkins in 2012 as an international emergency medicine fellow after receiving her undergraduate and medical degrees. After completing her fellowship, she joined the department as a faculty member. During her tenure at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hansoti completed a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Cape Town. She has over 50 publications; given numerous invited talks nationally and internationally; held multiple significant national and international leadership roles; and received a Fogarty Fellowship award, a Thrasher Early Career Award and the Johns Hopkins University Clinical Scientist Award.  

Dr. Hansoti has achieved nationally recognized success in the areas of research, education, mentorship and advising and program building. She holds several significant service roles at The Johns Hopkins University. She is an active member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board, serves as associate director for academic programs at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and is co-director for the global health scholarly concentration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Nationally, she currently serves as the learning director for the USAID Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources program, a multi-million dollar global health training program. She is also known for her work as past president of the Global Emergency Medicine Academy at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Fogarty Global Health Fellows program.

Through her research endeavors, Dr. Hansoti has already become one of the foremost experts in the field of global emergency medicine and the implementation of emergency department-based triage and HIV/tuberculosis care interventions. more


  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBCh; University Of Edinburgh Medical School (2006)


  • Hemel Hempstead General Hospital (2008)
  • Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust (2007)
  • 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 intervention in low resource settings. Dr. Hansoti also has an interest in the ethics of acute care research in culturally diverse environments.

Scholarly Projects with Residents:

  1. Systematic review of disaster education modalities for physicians
  2. Defining and evaluating the role of emergency medical services for critically ill children in Cape Town, SA
  3. Evaluating a screening tool to identify and prioritize critically ill children presenting to primary health care clinics in Cape Town, SA

Selected Publications

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Jacquet G, Hansoti B, Levine A, Martin I. Career Paths and Practice Patterns of Global Emergency Medicine Physicians: A Cross-Sectional Survey. International Emergency Medicine. (In press: JEM)

Hansoti B, Weiner S, Martin I, Dunlop S, Hayward A, Tupesis J, Becker T, Douglass K. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy: Global Health Code of Conduct. Academic Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;20(12):1319-20.

Jacquet G, Hansoti B, Vu A, Bayram J. Earthquake-Related Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review. PLoS Currents: Disasters (Accepted Nov 2013)

Jacquet G, Foran M, Bartels S Schroeder ED, Becker TK, Duber H, et al. Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. Global Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature from 2012. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013; 20(8): 835-843. (Hansoti B as a member of Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group).

Reynolds T, Bisanzo M, Dworkis D, Hansoti B, Obermeyer Z, Seidenberg P, Hauswald M, Mowafi H. Research Priorities for Data Collection and Management Within Global Acute and Emergency Care Systems. Academic Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;20(12):1246-50.

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