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Jay Lemery, MD

Jay Lemery, MD, is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Chief of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, and an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Colorado School of Public Health. He is a Past-President of the Wilderness Medical Society and has provided medical direction to health care providers operating at both poles, most recently serving as the EMS Medical Director for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Dr. Lemery has expertise in austere and remote medical care, as well as the effects of climate change on human health. He  sits on the National Academy of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and is currently the Medical Director for the National Science Foundation’s Polar Research program, supporting science in the circumpolar north.  From 2011-2016, he was a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Lemery serves as Associate Director for the University of Colorado’s Consortium on Climate Change & Health. He is co-Editor of Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice (2015), and an advisor to the organization Climate for Health (ecoAmerica), the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, and the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.  In 2017, he co-authored ‘Enviromedics: the Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.’

He also holds academic appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health (FXB Center), where he is a contributing editor for its Journal, Health and Human Rights, and was Guest Editor for the June 2014 edition on ‘Climate Justice.’  Dr. Lemery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Lance Ray, Pharm.D., BCPS

Lance is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. Prior to joining the team at University, he was most recently lead ED Pharmacist and Investigational Drug Pharmacist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital and holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Professor at University of North Texas College of Pharmacy. He earned his PharmD from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Lance has served on several large medical mission teams to various regions of Guatemala. This role consisted of designing medication formularies as well as overall drug procurement for clinic, surgical, and dental team components, while also installing temporary pharmacies at existing hospitals and designing smaller outreach pharmacy support to remote locations with extremely limited resources.

 Lance currently serves on the Emergency Medicine Advisory Group for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as well as the Research Advisory Committee for Pharmacy Residents at the University of Colorado. He precepts at all levels of the experiential pharmacy education process including PGY2 Pharmacy Residents in Emergency Medicine and was most recently awarded Outstanding Preceptor of the Year for the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

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Elaine Reno, MD, DTM&H

Dr. Reno completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati. She went on to complete residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health.  She completed a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine at the University of Colorado and earned a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Reno currently provides medical care in the Emergency Department at the University of Colorado Hospital and works in the Travel, Altitude and Expedition Medical Clinic at the University of Colorado. Her interests include Wilderness Medicine, Medical Education and Global Health. 


Sarah K. Scoular, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Sarah Scoular is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, completed a pharmacy practice residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, followed by a specialty residency in critical care with an emphasis in infectious diseases at University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Scoular teaches in and directs courses in Pharmacotherapy, Patient Centered-Communications, Advanced Infectious Diseases, and Global and Public Health. Her clinical practice is with the Inpatient Adult Internal Medicine team at the University of Colorado Hospital. Along with her clinical practice and teaching, she is the Director of the Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center (PCLC).

 Dr. Scoular is passionate about developing student opportunities for community outreach both locally and internationally. She serves as the faculty advisor for a student-run free medical clinic that delivers primary care services to the uninsured and underserved patients of Aurora, Colorado. In addition, she has a pharmacy student and resident experiential rotation where students work at a clinic in the rural southern region of Guatemala. This clinic was built through volunteer donations to provide affordable healthcare to the 4,000 workers and their families of the Banasa Banana Plantation in the Trifinio region of Guatemala. 

 Dr. Scoular is a past member of the medical advisory committee for Timmy Global Health, a non-profit organization that works to expand access to healthcare and provide students and volunteers the opportunity to engage directly in global development. She has previously participated in healthcare-related activities in Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic, working with the Haitian refugee population. She hopes to continue to provide student opportunities for community outreach and interdisciplinary learning and patient care both locally and internationally.


David young, MD, MS, FAWM

Dr. David Young completed residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency before a fellowship in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine at the University of Colorado. He has practiced in many types of austere environments and low-income countries. His interests include extreme environments, ultra endurance events, and disaster response.