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Rachel T. Moresky

Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Population and Family Health, Heilbrunn Department of
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 60 Haven Avenue, Floor B4, Room 412, New York NY 10032 United States
  • Committee Member: Forum on the Global University

Rachel T. Moresky, MD, MPH, focuses on developing an evidence base for best practices in emergency medicine in resource-limited settings around the world. Dr. Moresky's clinical and public health expertise have driven her work in humanitarian assistance, disaster response, as well as the design of educational and health-systems process interventions to strengthen acute care delivery the regional and district settings in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Moresky's current research centers on the development of tools to support delivery of acute care in resource limited settings including injury surveillance, healthcare-seeking behavior and child survival. Her commitment to forming international partnerships that improve emergency medical care in rural settings led to the creation of the sidHARTe Program, a joint initiative between Columbia University and the Ministries of Health in Ghana and Rwanda to improve the quality of care delivered to undifferentiated, acutely ill patients.

As the founding director of the Columbia University International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Division of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Moresky combines her field experience in international health systems, humanitarian assistance, and disaster mitigation and response, to mentor future leaders in international emergency medicine and humanitarian action. Dr. Moresky has partnered and implemented projects with Ministries of Health, WHO, USAID, and other NGOs mainly in East and West Africa, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. In addition, Dr. Moresky completed a two-year International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University.

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