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Hilarie Hartel Cranmer MD, MPH is an attending physician at the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine and the Director of Disaster Response in the MGH Center for Global Health.
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Dr. Cranmer's research interests are focused on international disaster relief, global health, and professionalization of humanitarian assistance.
Historic rain and tornado warnings weren't enough to deter a team from the MGH Center for Global Health's Office of Disaster Response from attending a training simulation in Little Rock, Arkansas on Nov. 18-23.
On April 25, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal – the country's worst in more than 80 years. As the death toll continues to rise to more than 5,000, an additional 9,000 people have been injured, and there are thousands more without homes. The earthquake is a major catastrophe to the Nepalese people, as well as the country's infrastructure as a whole.
While the international response to the Ebola epidemic included unprecedented measures that appeared to be gaining control of the outbreak by the end of 2014, the past year has also revealed critical weaknesses in the global public health system.
Recently, the MGH Center for Global Health convened members of the MGH community for a seminar discussing a range of issues related to the Ebola outbreak, including the latest research, hospital preparedness and reports from the field.
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