*** WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (SUMMER 2021) for fellowships starting July 2022 ***

The Yale-LSHTM Fellowship in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine (GHIEM) trains board eligible emergency physicians to become leaders in global health and to advance the science of global emergency care.

Through an innovative partnership between Yale University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), fellows will gain hands-on experience in public health in low-resource settings, tropical medicine and infectious disease, and work in complex humanitarian emergencies.

Fellows will further develop their clinical and teaching skills as Clinical Instructors in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University.

***NOW Accepting Applications***


The Yale-LSHTM GHIEM fellowship is a 26-month program open to board certified or board eligible emergency physicians.

Fellows engage in clinical work, field research, as well as formal didactic training including a Masters of Science (MSc) in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Fellows divide their time between Yale-New Haven, London, and multiple field postings identified during the fellowship. 

Year 1: 
  • Yale - 6 months
  • LSHTM - 3 months
  • Short Courses - 1 month
  • Field - 2 months

Year 2:
  • Yale - 6 months
  • LSHTM - 3 months
  • Field - 3 months

Year 3:
  • Field - 2 months

Fellows are mentored by a group of four permanent and three affiliate Global EM faculty. In addition, many fellows have been mentored by faculty from our world-class Emergency Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Simulation, EMS and Research faculty. Fellows will further be integrated into departmental and Yale University Global Health activities including the resident global health track, global health courses taught on campus, the Yale Global Health Day, and the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars program.  In addition, Fellows are integrated at programs throughout the university including the Yale Institute for Global Health and the Yale School of Public Health


In addition to the Masters of Science from LSHTM, fellows will also:

Fellows may also propose additional/alternate short courses to tailor their training to their future career goals – subject to approval by the Fellowship Director.

As part of their core responsibilities, fellows will spend 6-8 months dedicated to field work and research. Through these field postings, fellows will further develop their skills in global public health and healthcare in low-resource settings. 

Fellows will work closely with faculty at Yale, LSHTM, as well as mentors in the field to develop a research focus that can both meet the thesis requirements of their MSc degree as well as be an initial area of expertise in their global health careers. Most fellows complete their thesis research in the final two months of their fellowship. Fellows are welcome to propose their own area of research or to participate in ongoing projects with section faculty (a partial listing is available below.)

Support is provided for degree program, short course certificates, travel expenses, field research and to attend and present at national and international conferences.

Working through partnerships at Yale University, fellows may participate in projects around the world including multiple sites in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America (language proficiency required for some sites.)


Project Name & Description Details

Managing Non-Communicable Diseases in East Africa

Combined program and research on NCDs in Kenya and Uganda Details

Impact of Road Traffic Injuries in Uganda

Research project to assess the household impact of road traffic injuries in Masaka, Uganda Details

Strengthening Emergency Care in Palestine

World Bank funded project to strengthen emergency care services in the West Bank and Gaza Details

Palliative Care in Low-Resource Settings

Project to study the feasibility and impact of palliative care interventions in low-resource settings. Focus on Ethiopia and Uganda Details

Evaluating nursing interventions to limit secondary head injury in Uganda

Research project to assess the ability of standardized training and nursing tools to limit secondary injury in TBI patients in Kampala, Uganda Details

Developing EM Residency at Makerere University

Working with a consortium of universities to help launch EM specialty at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda Details

Assessing Refugee Health Upon Resettlement

Programs to assess refugee health needs and barriers to access health services after resettlement Details

Documenting Health Impacts of Syrian War

Research analyzing the injuries associated with the Syrian War Details

EM Development in Armenia

Working with the Aremenian MoH to develop Emergency Services Details

Sarah Sarah

MD, MSc.

Brian Rice

MD, MSc.

Christine Ngaruiya

MD, MSc.

Silpa Gadiraju

MD, MSc.

Miriam Gamble

MD, MSc.

Tanja Zanin

MD, MSc.

Eleanor Reid

MD, MSc.

Anand Selvam

MD, MSc.

Mary Ellen Lyon

MD, MSc.


Program Director
Chief, Global Health and International Emergency Medicine

Faculty / Admin
Pooja Agrawal
Director, Global Health Education, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine and global health specialist with a specific focus on refugees and other displaced populations. He...

Faculty / Admin
Christine Ngaruiya

Dr. Christine Ngaruiya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale University. She completed the Global Health ...

Faculty / Admin
Eleanor Reid

Dr. Reid is an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor in the Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine in the Department o...

Faculty / Admin
Sharon Chekijian
Emergency Care Systems Development: Republic of Armenia

Sharon Anoush Chekijian, MD MPH, focuses her work in the Republic of Armenia on emergency medicine systems development. Her past work has addressed...


Interested applicants should submit their fellowship applications through this website. Completed applications should include: 1) Letter of interest 2) Personal Statement 3) Curriclum Vitae 4) 3 Letters of Recommendation Applicants who have any difficulty submitting their application through this site should contact our Fellowship Coordinator Ms. Melissa Rodriguez


Applicants must be US Board-Certified or US Board-Eligible Emergency Physicians. Please note, that in most cases this means that applicants must have completed EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA

Application Process

After review of applications, selected applicants will be invited for interviews at Yale. Please note we will host a dinner for applicants the night before. Accommodations and meals will be covered by the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine

More Info

Upon acceptance to the Yale-LSHTM GHIEM Fellowship, the selected applicant will be encouraged to immediately apply to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to initiate split-study degree program the following year

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Sep 01, 2022 at 12:00PM and Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00PM

Important Dates : Sep 30, 2021

Deadline for application is September 30th Interview Date is 19 October 2021

Interview Date : Oct 19, 2021

This year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions we will conduct virtual interviews by invitation on 20 October (alternate date 27 October).