Social Emergency Medicine
and Population Health Fellowship

The Stanford Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Fellowship is a two-year program with an option for applicants interested to obtain a Masters in Public Health or other related Master's degree.

Emergency departments are our healthcare system’s safety nets, for medical aand social needs, and are the sole access to any medical care for those in need, 24/7, regardless of insurance status. Consequently, emergency medicine providers must confront the social complexities that burden our patients.

The emergency department is a compelling site for community outreach and partnership, and clinical and health services research geared toward impacting population health and policy.


The goal of the fellowship is to train physician researchers and educators to investigate societal patterns of health inequity, and social needs contributing to disease, and to leverage the unique position of the emergency department as the population’s social and medical safety net in order to decrease health disparities for vulnerable populations.

EDUCATE: Become a national advocate for incorporation of social context into emergency medicine and help design curricula or participate in initiatives that educate at the medical school, residency, and post graduate level.

ADVOCATE: Propose, advocate or critique policies that affect marginalized and vulnerable populations frequenting the emergency department. 

RESEARCH: Create interventions that affect population health based on community needs. Monitor, evaluate and disseminate intervention. Become involved in high quality research and translate into best practices for incorporation of social determinants of health at the bedside.