Myers begins role as Office of International Activities’ Associate Director, Africa Focus

Justin Myers, DO, MPH, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine in the Division of Global Health and Emergency Care, has been named an associate director in the School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities. He will focus his efforts on OIA’s work in Africa.

Myers begins role as Office of International Activities’ Associate Director, Africa Focus click to enlarge Justin Myers, DO, MPH

During his career, Myers has worked alongside medical students and resident physicians in Venezuela, El Salvador, and Kenya, providing direct clinical care, conducting research, and implementing programs and protocols to strengthen emergency care. His research focus encompasses the burden of disease, triage, ultrasound development, youth violence, and the public health determinants of acute illness in the East/South Africa regions.

Myers said he is excited to join the OIA and help facilitate high quality international health education opportunities for UNC’s medical students.

“The world is becoming a decidedly smaller place and we have the chance to prepare physicians for a shifting landscape of medicine – where we are both affected by and can affect health care systems beyond our borders,” Myers said.

The ultimate goal of OIA, Myers said, should be to make sure any interested UNC medical student or resident can find an international experience that fits their interests and career path.