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Dr. David Beversluis MD

Senior Scientist

Dr. David Beversluis is a practicing emergency physician, humanitarian and public health researcher. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and he works clinically at USC+LAC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Beversluis also spends approximately 6 months per year in the field with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, and has completed numerous long term deployments and projects around the world. Most recently he's worked in Bangladesh setting up health programs in the Rohingya refugee camps and in Ethiopia managing emergency preparedness in MSF hospitals and public health projects. In 2018 Dr. Beversluis worked as the ship doctor on board the MV Aquarius, an MSF Search and Rescue ship operating off the northern coast of Libya in the central Mediterranean. Through his field work in over 20 countries, ranging from Latin America, East and Central Africa and Asia, Dr. Beversluis has gained an expertise in forced displacement, refugee health, and humanitarian action. His ongoing field work and research focuses on how to implement quality and evidence based humanitarian care to marginalized populations both in Los Angeles and abroad.