Teri Reynolds

World Health Organization

Dr Teri Reynolds, a citizen of the United States, completed her MD, MS in Global Health Sciences, and fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at the University of California, San Francisco; emergency medicine specialisation at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California; and PhD in literature at Columbia University in New York. She was Associate Professor and Director of Global Health for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and directed the Emergency Medicine Residency and research programmes at Muhimbili National Hospital in the United Republic of Tanzania. As chair of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) Scientific Committee, she developed the AFEM Emergency Care Curriculum and the AFEM regional Trauma Data Project.

Dr Reynolds, who has served previously as both consultant and staff Technical Officer at WHO, joined the WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) in May 2015 to lead the emergency and trauma care programme. The programme focus is the strengthening of integrated emergency care systems to address a range of acute illness and injury. Current initiatives include the WHO Emergency Care Systems Framework, the Emergency and Trauma Care Systems Assessment Tool, the Basic Emergency Care Course, the Trauma Care Checklist, and the Minimum Data Set for Injury. Dr Reynolds also coordinates the Global Alliance for Care of the Injured.