ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The next call for nominations will open in March 2025.

The overall purpose of the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is to provide talented, early-career health science scholars in emergency medicine with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. Supported through an endowment from the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the program especially welcomes nominations of historically underrepresented candidates. Diplomates or Active Candidates for Certification by ABEM, who hold non-tenured faculty positions in any university, are eligible for the program.

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is part of the NAM Fellowships for Health Science Scholars program. See all opportunities >>

Current Fellow

Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH

Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH

2022-2024 ABEM Fellow

Dr. Rublee is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health.  She serves as Director of Graduate Medical Education with the Climate and Health Program through the School of Medicine.

Dr. Rublee’s research addresses the climate crisis through health policy and evidence-informed practice so that during and after extreme weather events, patients have access to high quality health care and patients and employees remain safe.  Her work has revealed significant opportunity globally to develop climate resilient emergency care systems to protect the most vulnerable.  She has been a national and international leader in advocating for physician engagement in communicating climate and health with public audiences and diverse sectors with professional organizations and government agencies.  She has led workshops for health professionals in low-, middle-, and high-income settings and is teaching the next generation of physicians about climate solutions as health and equity solutions.  She was faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where she was co-instructor for the Global Environmental Health course, and served as a steering committee representative to The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.  She also served as Chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Climate Change and Health Interest Group and on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action.

Dr. Rublee received a MD/MPH dual degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  She completed residency in Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University followed by a one-year Climate Change and Health Science Policy Fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS

Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS

2023-2025 ABEM Fellow

Dr. Gettel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Clinical Investigator at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). He also serves as the Co-Director of the Yale Emergency Scholars Fellowship.  Dr. Gettel’s research aims to advance the understanding of emergency department care transitions in the growing geriatric population through the identification and development of patient- and caregiver-reported outcome measures and then to design, implement, and validate innovative care transition strategies and interventions to improve clinical outcomes. At CORE, he works to develop the next generation of performance measures across multiple care settings. Dr. Gettel has led work with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians respectively addressing fundamental emergency workforce topics and developing innovative models to improve quality measure reporting within the specialty.   

Dr. Gettel received a BS from Elizabethtown College and an MD from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. He completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University followed by a health services research and policy fellowship in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University.


Past Fellows

Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACEP

Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACEP

2021-2023 ABEM Fellow

Arjun Venkatesh MD, MBA, MHS

Arjun Venkatesh MD, MBA, MHS

2019-2021 ABEM Fellow

Mahshid Abir, MD, MSc

Mahshid Abir, MD, MSc

2017-2019 ABEM Fellow

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

2015-2017 ABEM Fellow

Fellowship Description

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at their primary academic/research post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families,
  • Food and Nutrition,
  • Global Health,
  • Health Care Services,
  • Health Sciences Policy, and
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice.

The fellowship requires a 10- to 20-percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the NAM Annual Meeting in October and the meetings of the assigned board. Domestic travel expenses are covered for participation in approved fellowship activities. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies that would enable the potential for the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health will be identified.

This experience will introduce the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research grant of $25,000 will be awarded to each ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellow, which will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow’s home institution to advance the fellow’s professional and academic career. This grant is not intended for use as a salary offset for the fellow, and no indirect costs are allowed.


Nominees for the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship must:

  • Be nominated by a member of the NAM or a board member of the ABEM
  • Be an ABEM Diplomate or meet the emergency medicine credential requirements for board certification
  • Hold an M.D. or D.O.
  • Be two-to-ten years out from completion of post-graduate work
  • Be able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Hold U.S. citizen or permanent resident status at the time of the nomination
Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee based on their professional qualifications, scholarship, and quality of professional accomplishments as evidenced through publications and research grants, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM.

Preference will be given to candidates drawn from the field of Emergency Medicine who have a demonstrated interest in, and focus on, advancing the delivery of emergency care and scholarship related to emergency medicine.

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM or ABEM Board of Directors
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A supporting letter from the candidate’s department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio
  • A one-page personal statement


Fellowships will be awarded in odd years.

  • March 2025 | Call for nominations opens
  • June 2025 | Nomination packets are due at 3:00pm ET
  • July 2025 | Awardee is notified
  • September 2025 | Fellow orientation week at the NAM is held
  • October 2025 | Fellow is introduced to the Membership at the NAM Annual Meeting

Program Administration

Inquiries about the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship should be directed to:

Yumi Phillips
Program Officer
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email: yphillips@nas.edu

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established in 2015 through an endowment from the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

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