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IGHS grand rounds with Dr. Eric J. Nelson

Dr. Nelson is a physician scientist who studies pathways to better respond to large-scale infectious disease outbreaks, using cholera as a model system. Over his career, he has expanded the scope of his research to design and evaluate novel approaches to improve healthcare access during, and between, infectious disease outbreaks. He draws on technological, medical and scientific skills-sets. In this presentation, he will share the marriage of pediatric telemedicine with medication delivery in a service called MotoMeds in Haiti. The objective of MotoMeds is to address a common need that families need both clinical recommendations and 'medication in hand' early to avert emergencies, especially for those isolated by poverty and geography. In this seminar, Dr. Nelson will share findings from four clinical studies: a network analysis to identify healthcare access points, development and evaluation of a pediatric telemedicine guideline, scaling of MotoMeds during crisis, and digitization of the guideline as a key step to sustainability and scalability.


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  • Robert Alan Mansfield
  • Keith Mostov

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