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Dr. Kimberly Stanford MD

Senior Scientist

Dr. Kimberly Stanford is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Her work includes both global and local initiatives. She has worked on five continents, conducting research on topics as diverse as human trafficking and infectious disease outbreaks among refugees. Her current projects focus on sexually-transmitted infections (in particular, syphilis and HIV), women’s health issues, and human trafficking. She is interested in exploring the possibilities for utilization of the Emergency Department visit to further public health goals, particularly among vulnerable populations with little access to primary care. She co-founded the Social Emergency Medicine Committee within the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) as well as a Social Emergency Medicine interest group for residents and medical students at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stanford received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Harvard University (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital). She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.