Meet the Global Health faculty

Emilie J. Calvello Hynes, MD, MPH: Lead

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 via innovative approaches to health system strengthening and education of health care personnel to provide best practice service delivery. Among her field experiences, 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 and 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 and serves as a visiting consultant to the World Health Organization’s program for Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care.

Dr. Calvello Hynes attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry followed by medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine while simultaneously earning her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University.

She 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 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, the Hoobler Award for Excellence in Public Health and Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Global Achievement Award and the Colorado School of Public Health - Center for Global Health Excellence in Global Health Award.


Jennifer WhitField, MD, MPH: Fellowship Director

Dr. Whitfield completed undergraduate and medical school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She did an EM residency at The George Washington University in Washington, DC and completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine there as well. This included a Masters in Public Health concentrated in Global Health Policy as well as consulting with the Institute of Medicine Global Violence Prevention Initiative. 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 ethics of global health volunteerism and education, violence and general injury prevention, and evidence-based emergency care capacity-building in austere settings.


Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD, FACEP: Research Director

Dr. Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman is an emergency medicine physician-investigator with fellowship training in global health and prehospital medicine. He currently holds the appointment of Assistant Professor within the Department of Emergency Medicine, and is an Investigator in Global Health and the Center for Global Health, University of Colorado. He conducts pragmatic research in resource-constrained settings in sub-Saharan Africa, where he collaborates closely with Ministries of Health, academic institutions, and government prehospital agencies to improve trauma care outcomes. His research is funded by US federal agencies (National Institutes of Heath and US Department of Defense), and non-federal US and international foundations. His current grant funded clinical research is based in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and seeks to improve prehospital clinical outcomes in traumatic shock by leveraging bundles of care. In general, his research assesses strategies to optimize trauma system performance, deliver effective prehospital education, and improve clinical outcomes in trauma. Dr. Mould-Millman applies contemporary techniques in pragmatic and adaptive trials, implementation science, and innovative medical education. He also works in multiple other African countries, including Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Awards include: K12 Implementation Science Scholar (2018-2020), John Marx Scholar in Medical Education (2018-2019), Emergency Medicine Foundation research fellow (2017-2018), and Carnegie Corporation African diaspora fellow (2014, 2016).


David Richards, MD, FACEP: Clinical Director

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.


Julia Dixon, MD, MPH: Education Director

Dr. Julia Dixon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and serves as education lead for the Global Emergency Care Initiative (GECI). She completed a Global Health Fellowship and Masters in Public Health at the University of Colorado in 2018 and did her residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health. Her academic interests include emergency system development and education and training of both international emergency care providers and US healthcare professionals interested in volunteering or working abroad. Dr. Dixon has ongoing projects in South Africa, Zambia and Panama. Her projects apply methodology from dissemination and implementation science to positively impact emergency system development.  She has collaborated with the World Health Organization, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine and various Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on sustainable and high impact development and training programs. 

Fellowship Alumni


Julia Dixon, MD, MPH

Dr. Julia Dixon was the first Global Emergency Medicine fellow at University of Colorado. 

Taylor Burkholder, MD, MPH

Dr. Burkholder's academic interests include financing & governance of emergency care systems in resource limited nations, policy & advocacy, emerging infectious diseases, and medical education.