Dr. Spencer is the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and an assistant professor in the program on Forced Migration and Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. He divides his time between providing clinical care in New York and working internationally in public health. He has worked in Africa and Southeast Asia as a field epidemiologist on numerous projects examining access to medical care and human rights.
In this discussion, Dr. Spencer will highlight the role of evidence and innovation in global health. Using examples from Guinea during Ebola, Burundi during the civil conflict, and in the Mediterranean on a medical search and rescue boat, he will discuss the difficulty of defining ‘best practices’ in global health when there is no clear algorithm or evidence base.
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