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RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES – 11-21-13, 10:00-11:00am

The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health and School of Nursing



Date and Time: Thursday November 21, 10:00-11:00 AM

Venue: Hendricks Hall, Conference Room 3001

Topic: “Humanitarian Action: Structure, Standards, and

Research Opportunities in the Field”



Dr. Brian S. Sorensen, MD, MPH

Assistant Medical Director, Waters Trauma Center

Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas

Associate Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Please make plans to participate and take advantage of this learning opportunity.

Dr. Brian Sorensen currently serves as Associate Faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Assistant Medical Director for Waters Trauma Center at Hendrick Medical Center, the largest referral hospital in Midwest Texas. Preceding his work at Hendrick, he completed fellowship training in International Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital while on faculty at Harvard Medical School. During his career work in disaster preparedness and response, Dr. Sorensen has served as a policy advisor to the World Health Organization on health system emergency planning throughout Central and Eastern Europe and has partnered with health ministries and nongovernmental organizations on emergency medical system development and disaster management in West Africa, South and Central Asia, Russia, and the Caribbean. Dr. Sorensen was recently appointed as the American College of Emergency Medicine Ambassador to Bhutan. He has published over a dozen articles in emergency and disaster medicine and currently serves as a reviewer for the American Medical Association Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Dr. Sorensen completed emergency medicine residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He is married to Mary Jean Lauritsen and has three children.


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