Residents and Fellows


Moshi, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Sophie Galson, MD, MSc-GH

Global Health Pathway Graduate

Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Sophie Galson completed the Global Health Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2018 and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the division of Emergency Medicine at Duke. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Arizona.  While in medical school Dr. Galson designed and implemented a prevalence study on hypertension in rural farming villages in India.  She worked in Anivorano, Madagascar during her residency, where she developed a triage protocol to facilitate the care of unstable patients. As a Global Health Emergency Medicine Fellow, she is studied non-communicable diseases in the Emergency Department and linkage to care. Dr. Galson is interested in the intersection of public health and emergency care and hopes to promote the development of emergency medicine globally. She worked at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania under the mentorship of Dr. Catherine Staton.

GHP Project Related Publications:

Galson S. Wolfe R: Munchausen syndrome. Rosen & Barkin’s 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult Standard Edition. 2014 Sept.

Galson SW, Staton CA, Karia F, Kilonzo K, Patel U, Hertz TJ, Stanifer JW. Epidemiology of Hypertension in Northern Tanzania: A Community-Based Mixed-Method Study. BMJ Open,  7(11):e018829, Nov 2017. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018829

Hertz JT, Madut DB, Tesha RA, William G, Simmons RA, Galson SW, et al. Self-medication with non-prescribed pharmaceutical agents in an area of low malaria transmission in northern Tanzania: a community-based survey. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dec 2018. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/try138

Galson SW, Stanifer JW, Hertz TJ, Temu G, Theilman N, Gafaar T, Staton CA. The burden of hypertension in the emergency department and linkage to care: A prospective cohort study in Tanzania. PLOS ONE. Jan 2019.  doi: