Spotlight: Adam Laytin, MD, MPH
Adam Laytin, MD, MPH, a former UCSF General Surgery Resident, spent his final research year, 2014-2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a Global Health Equity Scholar with the Fogarty International Center, an NIH branch devoted to international health research.
Dr. Laytin partnered with surgeons and emergency physicians at several of the public teaching hospitals, such as Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (pictured below), to develop and strengthen research infrastructure to address the burden of injury in Ethiopia. He helped to establish several trauma registries and analyzed data about patterns of injuries and clinical outcomes of trauma patients. Emergency medicine and trauma care are still in their infancy in much of sub-Saharan Africa and the data that they collect will be invaluable in quality improvement and advocacy efforts. He also piloted a novel protocol for collecting data about the long-term clinical outcomes of trauma patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition to his research activities, Dr. Laytin held an academic role in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, teaching residents about study design and data analysis and advising senior residents designing their own research protocols.