The Johns Hopkins International Emergency Medicine & Public Health Fellowship provides Emergency Physicians with the critical knowledge and skills to become leaders in global health. Recent global threats (including the West African experience with Ebola and the COVID-19 pandemic) have created a renewed focus on disease surveillance, emergency response capacitation and health systems strengthening. Physicians specialized in Emergency Medicine with focused training in public health are uniquely suited to address these needs. Our vision is to use a deliberate practice approach to develop leaders in the field of International Emergency Medicine and Public Health. Our mission is to prepare fellows to develop teaching, research, implementation, and clinical skills focused on addressing health disparities, health systems strengthening, and delivering emergency care for vulnerable populations in resource-variable, but predominantly resource-constrained settings around the globe.  

We are now accepting applications for one position to start July 1st 2022

Fellowship Experience

The IEM&PH fellowship program adopts a deliberate practice approach to training. Deliberate practice refers to a training/learning approach that is purposeful and systematic. The curriculum framework hinges on the pursuit of personal improvement across four essential components via well-defined, specific goals within targeted areas of development. The learning objectives for each fellow will be tailored to their own self-identified passions and core interests, knowledge acquired will be reinforced using focused mentorship strategies and training will be strengthened using continuous formative and summative assessment linked to performance. Graduates should have the necessary skills to facilitate career advancement in International Emergency Medicine (IEM) and Public Health (PH) both clinically and academically.

The fellowship program is designed to provide physicians the opportunity to obtain
 (1) formal public health training; (2) comprehensive field experiences; (3) focused mentorship to develop a specialized skill set within IEM and; (4) exposure to a well-founded academic environment. The breadth of expertise both within the department of Emergency Medicine and across Johns Hopkins University will allow fellows to gain focused mentorship within one of the following areas of expertise; acute care research, public health research, health systems, disaster medicine/humanitarian response, global health education and global health surveillance.

Objectives of the Fellowship: Fellows will achieve the following objectives during the two-year program: 
• Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to provision of emergency care in complex clinical environments within low resource settings. 
• Build cultural and ethical competency in international emergency medicine education and research. 
• Develop knowledge and experience in diverse research designs and methods applicable to programs to address emergency care needs in lower resource settings. 
• Gain exposure to developing, implementing, and evaluating acute care interventions within in low resource settings and understand the impact funding avenues, partnership, capacity building on developing sustainable programmatic change. 
• Engage in opportunities for networking, partnerships and bidirectional collaborations in teaching, practice and research with global emergency medicine faculty members, program implementers, trainees, and policy makers. 
• Define a career-path within a focused area of specialization within IEM and PH, aligned with their own passions and core interests. 

Curriculum Structure

The curriculum has four components:
1. Formal public health training: Fellows will have the opportunity to complete a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from the world renowned Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The fellowship director will provide guidance on different elective course selections, concentration programs (i.e., epidemiology, biostatistics, health resources management, behavioral sciences and community etc) and customization options.
2. Comprehensive field experiences: During the fellowship, the fellow will be encouraged and supported to participate in a range of field experiences depending in their areas of interest. Field experiences will can include participation in education programs, field-based research projects, clinical service delivery and rotations at the WHO.
3. Focused mentorship to develop a specialized skill set within Global EM: Each fellow will be required to undertake a primary research project during fellowship under the guidance of a project mentor. Each project will include submission of one or more individual grant proposals, project design, proposal writing, Submission of one or more global emergency medicine-related research protocols to an Institutional Review Board (IRB), completion of one or more resource-appropriate global emergency medicine investigative research projects at one or more international sites, data collection, data analysis, presentation of one or more individual research abstracts at a national or international conference and/or publication of one or more manuscripts in a peer-reviewed journal.
4. Academic Emergency Medicine: The fellow will work as a member of the clinical faculty of the JHU Department of Emergency Medicine. The fellow will participate in all academic activities in the Department of Emergency Medicine, including grand rounds presentations, conferences and resident teaching. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in a junior faculty development program which consists of monthly seminars. 


Project Name & Description Details

Johns Hopkins India Institute: COVID Task Force

Building a clinical resource knowledge hub for practitioners in LMIC settings. Lead Faculty: Dr. Bhakti Hansoti. Timeline: June 2021-ongoing. Location: India Details

GHSA Award: Emergency Response Mapping

Survey of ERO capacitation and mapping. Lead Faculty: Dr. Bhakti Hansoti. Timeline: July 2021-March 2022 Partner(s): CDC and JHPIEGO Location: Central America Details

CDC NPHI Program Strengthening Award

Support the CDC NPHI program to strengthen NPHIs in LMIC settings and build capacity against global health security threats. Lead Faculty: Dr. Bhakti Hansoti. Timeline: September 2020-ongoing. Partner(s): CDC and JHSPH. Location: Botswana, Zambia, Sierra Leone Details

Emergency Medicine Residency Training

Working with local residency leadership in established EM residencies in LMICs to design and implement. Lead Faculty: Dr. Amelia Pousson. Timeline: June 2020-ongoing. Partner(s): SAEM. Location: India, Rwanda Details

Basic Emergency Care Course

Facilitate the roll out of WHO/ICRC basic emergency care course in LMIC settings. Lead Faculty: Dr. Nicholas Risko. Timeline: July 2021-ongoing. Partner(s): USAID and JHPIEGO. Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mozambique Details

Emergency Care Development in Lusophone Countries

Participation in activities of the IFEM Portuguese Translation Task Force. Lead Faculty: Dr. Nicholas Risko. Timeline: June 2020-ongoing. Partner(s): IFEM Location: Mozambique, Brazil, Guinea Bissau, Angola Details



Program Director
Bhakti Hansoti
Associate Professor


Interested candidates should contact Dr. Bhakti Hansoti, the fellowship program director. As a GEMFC member program we have joined the NRMP match (Fall 2021). Interested applicants should register on the GEMFC website and upload application materials through the GEMFC website. Further details including application timeline, interview dates and requirements can be found at


Prospective fellows must be American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) board certified or board eligible by the July 1st start date. Prospective fellows must be U.S. citizens or hold either an H1B or O visa.

Application Process

To submit your application, include a letter of intent, personal statement, CV, and two letters of recommendation. Please upload the necessary applications to the website directly. Applications will be reviewed by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Emergency Care Faculty. Offer of interview will be sent by September 18th. Interviews will be held at ACEP and also at our campus in Baltimore (Oct11th), where you will also get to meet our faculty and see our clinical settings.


In your letter of intent, please describe what makes you interested in our program in particular. At least one of your two letters of recommendation should speak directly to your emergency medicine clinical skills, while the other letter should speak to your research, teaching, and/or service experience. This fellowship program has a strong research focus and thus preference will be given to fellows interested in research and submitting a UJMT Fogarty fellowship application for a field-based experience in year 2.

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Aug 18, 2021 at 12:00PM and Sep 10, 2021 at 12:00PM

Application Deadline : Sep 10, 2021

Only completed applications received before the deadline will be reviewed.

Interview Date : Oct 12, 2021

Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by September 18th, we will offer interview at ACEP, in Baltimore and Virtually.