Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: Emergency Medicine
Dr. Meier will spend his fellowship year at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University in Moshi under the mentorship of Blandina Mmbaga, MD, PhD, Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH and Catherine Staton, MD, MSc. His research will focus on challenges in assessing and treating acute pain in a Tanzanian emergency department.
Dr. Meier is the current Duke Emergency Medicine Global Health Fellow. His research focus is on pain control in trauma patients. His upcoming project will involve developing a pain scale in Kiswahili and comparing the perceptions of pain between providers and patients in Moshi, Tanzania. He hopes this project will provide data in order to develop an intervention to more adequately treat the pain of acute injury. He will be working closely with his mentor Dr. Catherine Staton who is a previous Fogarty Fellow. Dr. Meier attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, prior to completing his Emergency Medicine residency at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He currently works clinically in the Duke Emergency Department, while working towards his Master’s in Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute.