Meet the Global Health faculty
Jennifer Bellows, MD, MPH
Dr. Bellows is an Assistant Professor in the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine and core faculty at Denver Health for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. She completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and completed her EM residency training at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She stayed at GW to complete a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and a Masters in Public Health concentrated in Global Health Policy. She served as Global Health Track Director for the University of Colorado School of Medicine until 2017 and is currently the Director of the Fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine for the GECI. She has done clinical work in Guatemala as well as education and capacity building projects in India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, El Salvador, and Peru. Her interests include immigrant and refugee health, violence and general injury prevention, workforce retention, and evidence-based capacity-building in austere settings. More recently, her scholarly focus has been on undergraduate and graduate global health education.
Renee A. King, MD, MPH
Dr. King is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Beside her clinical work in the emergency department, Dr. King is a mentor for diversity awareness within the residency program as well as a co-mentor for the international emergency medicine residency track. She has served as director for the Global Health track at the School of Medicine as well as an executive board member for the UCD Center for Global Health.
She did her residency in Emergency Medicine at St John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, and then completed an International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). While at UIC, she received her Master’s of Public Health.
Her international work has included complex humanitarian care, program evaluation, training of trainers and patient care. Her work has included projects in India, Thailand, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Haiti. Currently her focus has been work in Haiti. She was active in relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 12, 2010. Her work in Haiti also includes clinic evaluation, Emergency medicine training, training of trainers and community health workers, disaster preparedness, and community engagement.
Emilie J. Calvello Hynes, MD, MPH
Dr. Emilie J. Calvello Hynes is a specialist in emergency medicine and public health. She has trained at academic medical centers in the US and crossed trained in austere emergency care through the International Committee of the Red Cross, Harvard University and the World Health Organization. Her professional interest is in developing emergency care capacity in post disaster countries via innovative approaches to health system strengthening and education of health care personnel to provide best practice service delivery. Among her recent field experience, she served as director of emergency services for International Medical Corps immediately after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, senior technical advisor to Catholic Relief Services during the Haiti cholera epidemic, senior faculty at JFK Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia from 2009 to 2013. She is a consultant to the US State Department for their Senior Crisis Management and Hospital Based Management of Mass Casualty Incident courses held throughout the world.
Dr. Calvello Hynes holds faculty appointments in the US at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in South Africa at the University of Stellenbosch and in the UAE at the University of the United Arab Emirates Faculty of Medicine. She has created the Austere Medicine course currently run at the 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 committees of the African Federation of Emergency Medicine and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Her awards include the University of Cape Town Visiting Lecturer Scholarship, 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.
Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD, FACEP
Dr. Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman is an emergency medicine physician-scientist, with expertise in global emergency medicine and prehospital care systems. He currently holds the appointment of Assistant Professor within the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and is a Senior Investigator in Global Health and the Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health. Following emergency medicine residency training, Dr. Mould-Millman pursued dual fellowship training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Global Health at Emory University School of Medicine. He actively works in resource-constrained settings in sub-Saharan Africa, predominantly in Ghana and South Africa, where he collaborates closely with Ministries of Health, academic institutions, and EMS agencies. His work has three focus areas: optimizing performance of out-of-hospital emergency care systems, effective delivery of prehospital education, and enhancing outcomes via quality prehospital care. Within each area, Dr. Mould-Millman applies innovative techniques from the disciplines of Dissemination & Implementation science, and Outcomes & Effectiveness research. His research and programmatic work are complemented by public health advocacy predominantly through his extensive involvement with the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM). Dr. Mould-Millman has Chaired several multinational expert panels, organized international conferences and meetings, served as an expert EMS consultant, and published several landmark scientific papers of high relevance to prehospital emergency care in sub-Saharan Africa.
David Richards, MD, FACEP
David Richards, MD, FACEP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2002 and completed an internship in General Surgery at the University of Colorado followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center where he was chief resident in 2006. Urban health in resource-limited settings became an interest of Dr. Richards while working in South African hospitals serving the poorest urban communities created under apartheid. These communities continue to suffer from one of the world’s highest prevalence of HIV and TB coupled with population densities seen in few other places. In these settings a unique combination of medical, social, political, and economic factors afford rich opportunities for the development of sustainable medical research and education projects.
Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH
Dr. Taylor Burkholder is a clinical instructor and Global Emergency Medicine fellow in the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine. After studying management at Georgetown University, he received his M.D. at Tulane University in 2013 while also pursuing a Master of Public Health with a focus on international health & development. He trained in Emergency Medicine at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. Taylor also completed an internship with the World Health Organization's Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care programme in 2016. He is returning to the WHO as a consultant during his fellowship.
Taylor’s academic interests include financing & governance of emergency care systems in resource limited nations, policy & advocacy, emerging infectious diseases, and medical education.
Julia Dixon, MD
Dr. Julia Dixon is the first Global Emergency Medicine fellow at University of Colorado. She has been interested in Global Health since undergrad when she volunteered at a hospital in Honduras working with a technician to repair medical equipment. She became interested in the ethics of volunteer work and medical missions after spending time at a Ugandan hospital as a 4th year medical student. She is a graduate of the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. Throughout residency she has collaborated with Dr. Mould-Millman on several global health projects including a prehospital study in Cape Town, South Africa.
David Twillmann, RN, BSN
David Twillmann received his BSN in nursing from Johns Hopkins University and presently works in the Emergency Department at University of Colorado Hospital. He has served as a Health Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, involved in clinical work in Haiti, was a resettlement volunteer with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Baltimore MD, volunteered with Operation Smile in Central Asia, and has worked in Nepal doing clinical (altitude) research. Most recently David’s work took him to Sierra Leone where he worked as the Team Lead Nurse in an Ebola Treatment Center. His interests lie in serving despondent populations within global, wilderness, and culturally diverse settings.