GLOBAL REPRODUCTIVE SURGERY LAB
Dr. Adeline Boatin
The Global Reproductive Surgery Lab aims to improving the quality of care around obstetric surgery, in particular cesarean delivery. The focus of the lab is implementation of innovative strategies to improve reproductive health outcomes in resource-limited settings. The collaborative work of the lab with Uganda and Ghana is embedded in quality improvement using implementation science methods.
TRAUMA, IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, GLOBAL SURGERY AND EQUITY RESEARCH (TIGER) LAB
Dr. Geoff Anderson
The lab aims to address the social determinants of health as they relate to people who have experienced traumatic injuries. The main focus of the lab is to understand how trauma is experienced differently by the most vulnerable so that we can design studies and advocate for ways to improve this experience.
1- Simulation based models for surgical education
2- Social vulnerbaility and trauma systems.
Dr. Bethany Hedt-Gauthier
The lab has a variety of projects with the goal of improving access to high quality surgical care in rural district hospitals. Some of the specific areas of research of the lab include Health services research, cesarean delivery, data science, digital health, health information systems, equity in collaborations.
1- Advancing global access to surgery through education, knowledge and equity.
2- Achievement of research equity through assessment of research efforts across PGSSC
Dr. Robert Rivello
The lab aims to strengthen surgical delivery through education, quality improvement, and capacity development in Rwanda and the U.S.
1- Investment in non-technical skills for surgery;
2- Center for Equity in Global Surgery (CEGS) at UGHE that addresses inequities in SAO care through fellowship, research and innovation, education and training, policy, advocacy and financing, and global convening.
ANESTHESIA IN GLOBAL SURGERY
Dr. Craig McClain
The lab aims to focused on a variety of aspects of improving the delivery of anesthesia and perioperative care to vulnerable populations throughout LMICs. The lab also focuses on improving crisis of global anesthtic workforce across the world.
1- Improving quality of anesthtic care
2- Increasing access to spinal anesthesia trainings across LMICs
Dr. Michelle Joseph
The lab aims to understand racial disparities in global surgery through research and education initiatives.
BRAZIL TEAM LAB
Dr. David Mooney
The lab aims to assess Global pediatric surgery, trauma care, and gender equity as borad topics in Brazilian SAO specialties.
Brazilian Surgical, Anesthesia and Obstetric care access
Gender disparities in surgery in Brazil.
SURGICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, TRAUMA SYSTEMS & GEOGRAPHIC INEQUALITIES LAB
Dr. Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz & Dr. Sabrina Juran
The lab aims to address systems to reduce inequalities in access to health care, with a particular focus on diseases amenable to surgery aimed at identifying geographical and socioeconomic health inequalities at a regional, national and subnational level.
1- Improve access to timely, effective surgical care with a specific focus on access for marginalized and vulnerable populations
2- Building research capacity and partnerships in global surgery.
SYSTEMS FOR TRAUMA AND BLOOD (STAB)
Dr. Nakul Raykar
The lab aims to identify and explore solutions to global blood deserts, which are a major barrier to implementing surgical systems. The lab also focuses on tracking the progress of global surgical care through multilateral collaborations.
1- Defining global surgery after the Lancet Commission
2- Innovation strategies for blood delivery across trauma systems.
GLOBAL NEUROSURGERY LAB
Dr. Kee Park
The global neurosurgery lab aims to improve access to safe, affordable and timely neurosurgical care. The lab works with partners and collaborators from all across the globe.
Main focuses of the lab:
1- Barriers to access to neurosurgical care
2- Neurosurgery training in LMICs
SURGEONS AGAINST POVERTY (SAP) LAB
Dr. Kavitha Ranganathan
The SAP lab aims to improve health outcomes by highlighting the needs and challenges that affect marginalized patient populations while seeking, receiving, and administering surgical care.
Main focuses of the lab:
1. Prevention and treatment of poverty as it relates to healthcare,
2. Advocating for equitable care distribution.
Dr. Scott Corlew
The lab aims to address barriers to surgical care inequities through development of policies and partnerships. The lab is heavily engaged with National Surgical Obstetrics and Anesthesia Plan (NSOAP) process of many SADC countries and provides technical support in the development and implementation of NSOAPs as invited by the partners.
1-Assessment of surgical care services delivery in LMICs
2- Examining barriers to NSOAP development in SADC.
PATIENT CHOICE, FINANCIAL RISK PROTECTION IMPACT EVALUATION
Dr. Mark Shrime
The lab aims to understand the financial burden that surgical disease has on patients worldwide through assessing the complex interactions between health, equity, and impoverishment; in determining what works and what doesn’t in global surgery.
1 - Global assessment of the cost of surgical care.
2 - Evaluating the interplay of nonprofit and academic institutions
Dr. Salim Afshar
The lab aims to solve technical problems at scale through responsible innovation and Investemnt in Global Surgery and more boradely to healthcare.
1- Innovative Funding to help address the global health and surgical challenges that exist through supporting, mentoring and accompany local innovators;
2- Increasing the presence of head and neck surgeons in discussing and contributing to health systems strengthening.