Wilson serves as the lead pediatric specialist at HMS for the Human Resources for Health Program Rwanda, a collaboration of academic medical centers supporting expanded residency training programs in Rwanda.
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Russ aims to advance pediatric care domestically and in global health through improving pediatric education. She recently completed a Delphi study to standardize components of global health tracks in pediatric residencies, and an international survey in collaboration with the International Pediatric Association to describe at country level the current global pediatric workforce, pediatric training and subspecialty training.
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She has a strong interest in faculty development and recently developed and implemented faculty development workshops for a consortium of Chinese university teaching hospitals in partnership with the China Medical Board. Her clinical interest is in intermediate care units, which provide care to complex or critically ill children requiring intense nursing and monitoring.
The Boston Children's Global Health Program works to improve child health globally through partnerships for clinical quality improvement, education, research and advocacy in over 30 countries around the world. Avenir Analytics health focuses on high quality humanitarian health systems interventions. In Liberia she provided pediatric humanitarian aid in the immediate post-conflict setting partnering local remaining infrastructure to US academic institutions for the last 8 years.
Through these partnerships, sustainable programs for health system rebuilding including physician education and care for vulnerable children were developed in Liberia.
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During the Ebola outbreaks, she led the Liberian hospital public health response utilizing a rapid deployment of training done by local healthcare workers. Her particular areas of interest are in the provision of healthcare in humanitarian settings through system development, the development of emergency care systems for children as well as the role of children in humanitarian crises. In , Dr. As an innovator, teacher, and mentor, she has been involved in leveraging the clinical implementation experience of PIH to develop the field of Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School.
This program builds research capacity among global health professionals from all over the world. She also teaches Global Health Delivery, social medicine, infectious disease and human rights to medical students, residents and fellows at a wide variety of US and international institutions. Her scholarly work is focused upon generating a body of evidence to inform the development of health care delivery systems that can effectively address the burden of disease in resource poor settings. She also consults for the World Health Organization and other international agencies on health systems strengthening, human resources for health, the treatment for HIV, Hepatitis C and the control of drug resistant tuberculosis.
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