Valerie Osasu Osula, M.D., M.P.H.

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


Valerie Osula, M.D., M.P.H, is an assistant professor in the department of Emergency Medicine and works clinically at both the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center. She also serves as the assistant director of the Center for Global Emergency Care.

Dr. Osula completed her medical training at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and her Emergency Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins. She is also a graduate from the International Emergency Medicine and Public Health fellowship at Johns Hopkins and she completed her Master's in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She is primarily interested in service delivery of Emergency care, training of healthcare workers and implementation of clinical best practices in LMICs, with a focus on Africa. more


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

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (2017)


  • Emergency Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)


  • International Emergency Medicine & Public Health; The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2022)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2022)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Osula VO., Sander JE., Chakare T, et al. COVID-19 Advance Respiratory Care Educational Training Program for Healthcare Workers in Lesotho: An Observational Study.medRxiv 2021.10.22.21265385; doi:

Shannon KL, Osula VO, Shaw-Saliba K, et al. Viral co-infections are associated with increased rates of hospitalization in those with influenza. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2022;1-9. doi:10.1111/irv.12967

Osula V., Patino G., Mi, M, et al. Content Evaluation of a Neuroscience Course in an Integrated Systems-Based Curriculum. Med. Sci. Educ. 27, 63-73 (2017)

Patient Ratings & Comments

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