Emilie Calvello is a specialist in emergency medicine and public health. She trained at academic medical centers in the US and crossed-trained in austere emergency care through the International Committee of the Red Cross, World Health Organization, and Harvard University. Her professional interest is emergency care capacity-building in post conflict/post disaster countries via health system strengthening and education of health care personnel. Among her recent field experience, she served as director of emergency triage for International Medical Corps immediately after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, senior technical advisor to Catholic Relief Services during the Haiti cholera epidemic, and senior faculty at JFK Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia from 2009 to present. She is a consultant to the US State Department for its Senior Crisis Management courses held throughout the world and to the All India Institute for Medical Sciences Patna for prehospital development.
Dr. Calvello holds faculty appointments in the US at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and in Liberia at the JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. She created the Austere Medicine course currently run at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as FRAME (First Response in the Austere Medical Environment) - a lay provider emergency care training program for communities with severe resource constraints - which has been taught in multiple countries. She has served as a Johnson and Johnson Fellow in Liberia, senior faculty at the University of Maryland Global Health Interprofessional Consortium, and currently sits on the scientific committee of the African Federation of Emergency Medicine. Her awards include the University of Maryland Teaching Award, the Johns Hopkins International Scholarship, the Johns Hopkins Service Excellence Award, and the Hoobler Award for Excellence in Public Health and Medicine.