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Andrea Tenner, MD, MPH

Co-Director
UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Andrea (Andi) Tenner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Affiliate Faculty for the Institute for Global Health Sciences at UCSF. She has dedicated her career to building resilient health systems and improving access to quality emergency care for patients in low- and middle-income income countries (LMICs).

Kimberly Baltzell, RN, PhD, MS

Interim Director
UCSF School of Nursing & Institute for Global Health Sciences

Dr. Kimberly Baltzell is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UCSF and Director of Partnerships for UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences. She is the Director of Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) with projects across Malawi, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Dr. Baltzell has worked with colleagues across UCSF on updating the WHO Basic Emergency Care Course, particularly as it pertains to training nurses. With other nursing colleagues, she is exploring appropriate intervals for emergency care refresher training to make sure emergency skills are sustained across sites.

Marissa Boeck, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Marissa Boeck is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, and serves as an acute care surgeon at Parnassus and as an acute care and trauma surgeon and surgical critical care intensivist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She is a Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA), as well as the Director of General Surgery/Trauma within the Center.

Renee Hsia, MD, MSc

Co-Director
UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Renee Hsia is Professor and Associate Chair of Health Services Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. She is also a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies, the Institute of Global Health Sciences, and the Global Health Economics Consortium. Dr. Hsia has worked in numerous countries focusing on access to emergency care and changes in patient outcomes after health delivery system reorganization.