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Dr. Crawford is a board certified physician in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and a leading advocate for global health equity. In 2011, she founded the Division of Global Health Equity within the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. In addition to her clinical focus areas, Dr. Crawford has a passion for equitable medical education to improve healthcare access and outcomes. She has spent over a decade working to bring quality education and training through academic partnerships across the globe, primarily in underserved and variably-resourced areas. Working extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, she has also served as an educator in under-resourced areas within the borders of the United States. As the proud recipient of the 2021 Kevin Malott Humanitarian Service Award, Dr. Crawford worked assisting the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation and Pine Ridge Hospital in South Dakota with their COVID-19 response. She holds an honorary appointment at the University of Rwanda as an Associate Professor. Dr. Crawford is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of the Global Anesthesia and Critical Care Learning Resource Center ("the LRC"), an online education platform offering free and open access resources for healthcare providers. Although focused primarily on Anesthesia and Critical Care training, the LRC was key in the COVID-19 response, providing training and education on oxygen therapy and Critical Care for providers regardless of training background. To date, these programs have reached over 8000 learners from over 145 different countries. In addition, she has served as a consultant to non-profit organizations developing education and training programs, including training for anesthesiology, anesthesia machines, mechanical ventilators, critical care medicine, and oxygen supply, safety, and delivery. Additional appointments have included the American Society of Anesthesiologists - Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee, the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists- Education Committee, and the California Society of Anesthesiologists - Chair, Global Health Committee.
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