Receiving the Clinician-Teacher Development Award is a testament to Mass General and MGPO’s commitment to my career as a clinician, teacher and community leader.

Rocío Hurtado, MD, DTM&H
Director, Mycobacterial Center - Infectious Disease Unit
First co-recipient, 2004 Clinician-Teacher Development Award


Adeline Boatin, MD, MPH
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Global Health Director, Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliate, Program for Global Surgery and Social Change
Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School 

Dr. Boatin received her undergraduate education at Harvard University and her medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons University. She received an MPH with a focus on international health at the Harvard School of Public Health and then completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Harvard Integrated Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, where she also served as chief resident. She completed a two-year Global Health Research Scholarship at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she focused on innovative methods to improve obstetric care delivery and decision-making around cesarean delivery in resource-limited settings. She is currently an Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and an affiliate faculty member at the Program for Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. In addition to gynecologic care and resident education at Mass General, she continues to have a focus on capacity building and quality improvement in reproductive health care in Ghana and Uganda. This complements her research focus on developing and implementing innovative strategies to improve maternal and newborn outcomes during facility-based childbirth in resource-limited settings.

Abstract: A Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study of Wireless Physiologic Monitoring among Postpartum Women in Uganda

Women in sub-Saharan Africa have the highest rates of morbidity and mortality during childbirth. Despite significant increases in facility-based childbirth, quality gaps at the facility have limited reductions in maternal deaths. Infrequent monitoring of women around childbirth is a major gap in care that leads to delays in life-saving interventions. Simple increases in staffing will not overcome this gap, thus necessitating new strategies. This project aims to use a simple wireless monitor to improve the detection of complications immediately after childbirth and allow clinicians to provide life-saving interventions when needed. Using a hybrid clinical effectiveness-implementation approach women delivered by cesarean in Mbarara, Uganda will be recruited to wear a wireless physiologic monitor for 24 hours after delivery and their delivering obstetricians recruited to use the monitoring system, including the receipt of text message alerts should women develop abnormalities in physiologic signs. Rates of morbidity and mortality will be compared with a control group of women delivered by the same obstetricians. Clinical adoption and implementation will be assessed with the RE-AIM implementation framework and semi-structured interviews. Research findings will form the basis for an NIH R01 application for a cluster randomized-control trial aiming to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality during facility-based childbirth in RLS through implementation of wireless physiologic monitoring.

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS 
Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Wilderness Medicine
Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute 
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Salas is an emergency medicine physician with an academic focus on climate change and health. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the innovative five-year medical school program to train physician-investigators at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She concurrently obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Subsequently, she matriculated to the University of Cincinnati for a four-year emergency medicine residency. It was during her two-year wilderness medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital that she discovered her passion for climate change and health. She graduated with a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with a concentration in environmental health, in 2016. She recently joined the Harvard Global Health Institute as affiliated faculty to address climate change and health knowledge gaps through research. Dr. Salas has been working to advance climate change and health nationally, and she is a recognized leader in this area. She is currently serving as the lead author on the United States Policy Brief for the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. She is the founder and chair of the Society of Academic Medicine Climate Change and Health Interest Group, the first of its kind for the specialty of emergency medicine. In addition, she has led national workshops and is advancing educational and advocacy initiatives with a diverse set of collaborators. Dr. Salas has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject while also providing education for the lay pubic.

Abstract: Impact of Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters on Healthcare Utilization, Outcomes, and Cost for Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries - Implications for Educational, Community Service, and Advocacy Initiatives

There is consensus that climate change is the largest public health threat of our time. While climate change threatens health through numerous ways, one key pathway is increasing the frequency and/or severity of extreme weather events. Yet, there are relatively few systematic and comprehensive assessments of the impacts on individuals and health systems. This type of understanding is critical to inform educational, community service, and advocacy efforts. This project seeks to address this knowledge gap by characterizing the impact of extreme weather disasters on the utilization of healthcare and health outcomes for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, with a key focus on translating this knowledge to adaptation and climate resiliency strategies. The extreme weather disasters will be identified from publicly available data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. We will then evaluate the impact of these events on healthcare utilization, outcomes, and costs using national Medicare data, focusing on older Americans who are especially vulnerable to the negative health impacts of extreme weather events. This approach will help us better understand the broader health and economic costs associated with extreme weather events. Most importantly, it will allow the development of targeted interventions for the elderly, improve hospital disaster preparedness plans, and engage key healthcare stakeholders in the climate change and health discussion.

Prior Year Award Recipients


Marcelo Matiello MD MSc
Department of Neurology 
Director, Neurology Inpatient Services; Routine and Urgent Teleneurology Program 
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Nicole L. Mazwi, MD
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School


Arianne Shadi Kourosh MD
Department of Dermatology 
Director, Community Health for the Department of Dermatology 
Instructor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Josanna M. Rodriguez-Lopez, MD
Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Associate Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboendarterectomy Program
Director, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangectasia Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Ersne Eromo, MD, MBA
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine 
Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Alejandro Rauh-Hain, MD
Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology Harvard Medical School


Tanishia Choice, MD
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mass General
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, part-time

Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA
Assistant in Dermatology
Medical Director, Medical Dermatology Unit
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School


 Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, FACC
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine Division, Hospital Medicine Group 
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Luana Marques, PhD [PHS IS2]
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology 
Director, Community Psychiatry PRIDE
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Erica Wilson, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care 
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Award Recipients 2004-2009


Wendy Macías-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine Director, Mass General Human Trafficking Initiative
Executive and Medical Director, Mass General Freedom Clinic
Medical Director, Mass General Violence Intervention Advocacy Program
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School



Alexy Arauz Boudreau, MD, MPH, FAAP|
MGHfC Director for Pediatric Population Health Management
Associate Director, Mass General Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Medical Director, Mass General Physician Organization
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Carl Pallais, MD, MPH
Director, Endocrine Rotation
Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH
Assistant in Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Advisor, John Snow Research and Training Institute


Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology 
Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School 


Rocío Hurtado, MD, DTM&H
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Mycobacterial Center, Infectious Disease Unit
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School