Payal K. Modi




Dr. Modi is an Attending Physician in the International Division at University of Massachusetts Emergency Department and Assistant Professor at UMass Medical School. She received her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Modi completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Alpert Medical School of Brown University and her fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at Harvard University/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Modi’s main focus is research in the humanitarian and disaster setting. She has worked on a range of topics including mass casualty management, trauma training, Ebola response, pediatric illness, and sexual reproductive health with a personal interest in refugees and IDPs. Her research and projects have taken her to Pakistan, Liberia, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Nepal, Rwanda, India, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Thailand.

Dr. Modi is currently Secretary for the SAEM Global Emergency Medicine Academy, affiliate faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and serving on a taskforce with the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review.

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