BU-CTSI Institutional Early Career Development Award: Dr. Tehnaz Boyle

Dr. Tehnaz Boyle received the 2018 Institutional Early Career Development Award for Improving Prehospital Emergency Care for Children With Telemedicine.

Dr. Tehnaz Boyle Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Boston University School of Medicine (BU SOM), and a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC). She earned an MD-PhD degree from the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program at Case Western Reserve University (2008), prior to completing Pediatric Residency (2011) and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship (2014) training at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (HMS). She is the Clinical Director of Simulation for Pediatrics at the BMC Solomont Center for Simulation, training healthcare providers to care for children and families in diverse settings.

Dr. Boyle’s current research focus is to test technological interventions to improve outcomes for sick and injured children requiring emergency care prior to arrival at hospitals. She has partnered with Boston Emergency Medical Services, the municipal advanced life support provider for the City of Boston, to study the impact of telemedicine in ambulances on emergency care for children. The overall goal of the BU-CTSI Institutional Early Career Development project is to use simulation as a research tool to pilot test intervention efficacy, learn clinical trial design to test impact of interventions on important clinical outcomes, and to understand the ethics of emergency care research through a mentored research experience. Her primary mentors are James Feldman, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at BU SOM, Senior Investigator in the Section of Emergency Medicine Research, and Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the BU Medical Campus; and Carlos Camargo, MD, DrPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine at HMS, Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Chair in Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Founder/Director of the Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet) for multicenter emergency medicine research.

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