Social Emergency Medicine Committee

Social EM Leaders

Chair

Hannah Gordon, MD

Mount Sinai Medical Center - Miami

Chair-Elect

Tehreem Rehman, MD

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Vice Chair

Alex Ulintz, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Vice Chair

Hayley Musial

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Vice Chair

Victor Cisneros, MD

University of California - Irvine Medical Center

Assistant Vice Chair

Caitlin Farrell, DO

Baystate Medical Center

Assistant Vice Chair

Lena Carelton

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Staff Liaison

Cathey Wise

EMRA Executive Director
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Director of Health Policy

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Kings County Hospital | SUNY Downstate
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Chair

Hannah Gordon, MD

Mount Sinai Medical Center - Miami

Chair-Elect

Tehreem Rehman, MD

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Vice Chair

Alex Ulintz, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Vice Chair

Hayley Musial

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Vice Chair

Victor Cisneros, MD

University of California - Irvine Medical Center

Assistant Vice Chair

Caitlin Farrell, DO

Baystate Medical Center

Assistant Vice Chair

Lena Carelton

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Staff Liaison

Cathey Wise

EMRA Executive Director
Contact Cathey

Director of Health Policy

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Kings County Hospital | SUNY Downstate
Contact Angela

Impact of COVID on Vulnerable Populations : Part 2 - Racism

The EMRA Social EM Committee discusses what can be done to address the impact of structural racism on COVID-19 morbidity and morality on our patients.

Thea James, MD
Vice President of Mission
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Boston Medical Center

Garth Walker, MD, MPH
Clinician and Researcher
Northwestern EM
Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics

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Impact of COVID on Vulnerable Populations : Part 1 - Homeless Populations

The EMRA Social EM Committee discusses what can be done to mitigate the impact of COVID on our homeless patients.

Kelly Doran, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Department of EM and Population Health
NYY School of Medicine

William Soares, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Department of EM
UMass Medical School - Baystate

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The Social Emergency Medicine Committee is focused on integrating social determinants of health, social justice, and advocacy for the underserved into the specialty of emergency medicine. Social determinants of health include issues such as homelessness, food insecurity, care for linguistic and cultural minority groups, sexual orientation, immigration status, violence prevention, safe communities, and much more! 

The work of the EMRA Social Emergency Medicine Committee is closely aligned with the ACEP Social Emergency Medicine Section. Our goal is to provide a funnel into the activities of the talented attendings developing this field within ACEP and promote a new generation of social EM experts and advocates. 

Sound Interesting? Join Us

If any of this sounds interesting to you, we are just getting started and we need all the help we can to get these efforts off the ground, so please join up, let us know your ideas, and help make social EM the next big thing in emergency medicine!

Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

Social EM Vlog Series

Topic: Social EM VLOG with Ayesha Khan, MD, MPH

Dr Khan discusses her role in developing the Social Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Stanford.

Ayesha Khan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Department of Emergency Medicine

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Topic:  Social EM Vlog with Aaron Hultgren, MD

Dr Hultgren discusses his work with Prevention & Education Partnership, addressing social determinants of health and more!

Aaron Hultgen, MD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman
Department of Emergency Medicine

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Topic:  Social EM Vlog with Nathan Irvin, MD

Dr Irvin discusses his role as Director of Focused Advanced Specialty Track: Social Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins, HIV/HCV screning, violence prevention and more!

Nathan Irvin, MD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Emergency Medicine

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Activities

The activities of the Social Emergency Mecicine Committee can be divided into 4 areas.

  1. Program implementation – We promote awareness of innovative programs emergency departments have implemented across the country to address social determinants of health. This includes connecting residents and medical students interested in leading their own innovative programming with those who have done it before, and providing them the support they need to make their ideas a reality and drive continuing improvement and sustainability of social EM-oriented programs.
  2. Education – We support educational programming that informs medical students and residents about key issues within social emergency medicine. This includes disseminating existing educational resources (e.g. podcasts, guides, books, etc) and curricula to help encourage their use across the country as well as development of our own educational programming, such as webinars that EMRA members can access to improve their knowledge of social EM and share it at their institutions.
  3. Research – Research on the impact of social determinants of health on our patients in the emergency department and the outcomes of programs that address these issues in the context of emergency medicine is full of opportunity. We seek to connect those who are looking for research mentorship, provide peer support for research planning and implementation, and a forum to share interesting research results and opportunities among residents and medical students.
  4. Advocacy – For those interested in building a healthcare system that is fairer and more just, addressing the needs of those who currently fall through the cracks, there is need to advocate for change within our educational programs, our academic institutions, and at the state and national policy level. The Social Emergency Medicine Committee provides a venue to improve knowledge of policy solutions and political complexities required to be a successful advocate in the social EM space, as well as a venue to learn the skills necessary to be a successful advocate for policy change.