Lauren Westafer, DO, MPH, MS

Lauren Westafer, DO, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-director, EM Research Fellowship
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

In an era when FOAMed is pandemically important, Lauren Westafer remains at the forefront, working to ensure solid research translates not just to understanding but also to practice. In addition to championing research, Dr. Westafer lectures internationally on social media in medical education, critical appraisal and journal club design, pulmonary embolism, and advancing the quality of health carefor LGBTQI+ patients.

Jordan M. Warchol, MD, MPH

George Willis, MD

More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact us at

Related Content

Dec 18, 2018

Year in Review: 2018

EMRA ended the calendar year of 2018 with many goals met - and with plans on the horizon.

Dec 15, 2018

Postpartum Preeclampsia: A Rare Complication

Pregnancy comes with no shortage of potential complications. This 2018 Case-Con research summary offers insight into a severe postpartum condition to guard against.

Dec 06, 2018

Health Policy Journal Club: Under-Utilizing CT Scans in Brain Injury

Just over half of brain injury patients got recommended scans; uninsured fared worse.