Meet Our Residents & Fellows

A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

Sophie Galson, MD, MSc-GH

GHP Graduate

Emergency Medicine

Department of Surgery


Sophie Galson completed the Global Health Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2018. 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. Dr. Galson joined Duke Emergency Medicine as faculty after the completion of her fellowship.


Asgary R, Galson SW, Shankar H, O'Brien C, and Arole S. Hypertension, pre-hypertension, and associated risk factors in a subsistent farmer community in remote rural central India. Journal of Public Health. 2013; (21) 251-258.

Kalarn S, Galson S, Skinner K, Nahapetian R. Medical image of the week: ECHO findings of apical ballooning syndrome. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2015;10(4):150-151.

Gaither JB, Galson S, Curry M, Mhayamaguru M, Williams C, Keim S, Borrow BJ, Spaite DW. Environmental Hyperthermia in Prehospital Patients With Major Traumatic Brain Injury. J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;49(3):375-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.01.038. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

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

Hertz JT, Madut DB, Tesha RA, William G, Simmons RA, Galson SW, et al. Knowledge of myocardial infarction symptoms and perceptions of self-risk in Tanzania. American Heart Journal. Jan 2019. doi:

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:

Hertz JT, Madut DB, Tesha RA, William G, Simmons RA, Galson SW, et al. Perceptions of chest pain and healthcare seeking behavior for chest pain in northern Tanzania: A community-based survey. PLOS ONE Feb 2019.doi: