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.