Digital health, the intersection of technology and healthcare systems, is aimed at making healthcare more effective, efficient, and personalized. This panel features local startups working in this space and a discussion of the the role of digital health in increasing equity to health services. Moderated by Nirav Merchant.
Bradley Dreifuss, MD FACEP
Bradley Dreifuss, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Public Health and serves as Director of Rural and Global EM Programs at University of Arizona. In this role, he works toward development of Rural/Global EM curricula, mentorship and research programs for EM faculty, residents and students. Since 2009, he has worked closely with and sits on the Executive Board of Global Emergency Care, a non-profit organization, working at the behalf of Ugandan stakeholders to develop Emergency Care training, research and clinical care programs in Uganda. Over the last two years, Dr. Dreifuss has served as Director of Partnerships and Innovation for Global Emergency Care and is particularly interested in fostering an increasing role of social entrepreneurship within capacity development for healthcare and public health programs. Dr. Dreifuss attended Kenyon College, where he studied Neuroscience, became an EMT for a rural volunteer fire department and then spent a semester studying comparative health systems in Nepal at the School for International Training. He completed medical school and Public Health training at Oregon Health and Science University. After completing a Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, he pursued an International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at University of Utah and worked extensively in Rural Emergency Departments in Kentucky, Utah, and Wyoming. Dr. Dreifuss’ additional academic interests include injury surveillance/prevention, ED-based HIV screening and connection to the continuum of HIV care, outcomes-based implementation science research, and how social entrepreneurship and impact investing can play an increasing role in sustainable healthcare capacity development. In his current roles, Dr. Dreifuss focuses on reducing health disparities through fostering collaboration between stakeholders across University of Arizona, Global Emergency Care and motivated Ugandan colleagues working toward capacity development in healthcare and public health.