Amelia Pousson, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and works clinically at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is also remote faculty at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali in Kigali, Rwanda, under the Human Resources for Health Program, and works globally on a volunteer basis as an emergency physician and global health professional experienced in clinical practice and teaching in low-resource settings. Her recent work has involved emergency systems development on behalf of sidHARTe at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health as senior adviser on emergency health systems and medical education. Previous work includes extensive curricula design, development and implementation in support of emergency medicine residencies in both India and Rwanda.
Pousson completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her emergency medicine residency training at Christiana Care in Delaware. She is also a graduate of the International Emergency Medicine & Global Public Health Fellowship of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University and the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine with a master’s degree in public health from the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health. 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, local and international nongovernmental organizations, and governments in Brazil, Botswana, El Salvador, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Oman, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates and Uganda.
Pousson’s main research interests are the ways that, through education and training, emergency medicine practitioners can become a first-order determinant of improved patient outcomes, from district to tertiary hospital levels in resource-restricted settings. She has specific interests in the role of point-of-care ultrasonography, medical education including low-resource simulation/flipped classroom models and evidence-based emergency medical provider training.