At GHEM (Global Health Emergency Medicine), we are dedicated to improving access to emergency health care in low-resource settings. We develop and implement education and research initiatives, which are informed by clinical practice. Our activities translate into academic outputs and aim to inform health policy development, benefitting those in Canada and abroad.
The GHEM Model
Our GHEM team are experts in their field. We practice in a range of settings including large urban teaching hospitals and trauma centres, as well as rural health centres in war-torn and epidemic-ravaged communities. Our patient experiences have shaped our skills as physicians, teachers and researchers.
Education & Research
Based at the University of Toronto, we embrace our role as both teachers and learners in all aspects of our work. GHEM projects include innovative approaches to education and locally-driven operational research, which improves the health care workforce and system. Project teams are multi-disciplinary, international and collaborative.
GHEM activities are funnelled into academic outputs that benefit local and international partners. By providing Toronto-based clinicians with international opportunities and presenting our work at conferences and meetings, we are helping to build a new generation of EM practitioners working to improve global health. We are also creating open-access resources that connects our international partners to high quality and relevant information, enabling them to become expert practitioners and advocates in the field of emergency medicine.
GHEM Executive Committee
TAAAC-EM Curriculum Director
GHEM Director & TAAAC-EM Co-Director
Lisa Puchalski Ritchie
GHEM & TAAAC-EM Research Director
She is a clinical epidemiologist with a research focus on the use of knowledge translation strategies to improve health care delivery and outcomes in resource limited health care settings.
Innovations & Technology Transfers for Extreme Affordibility (ITTea) Committee Lead
TAAAC-EM Post-Graduate Director