Dr. Grace W. Wanjiku is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the division of Global Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed medical school at Yale School of Medicine, and Emergency Medicine residency training at the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Wanjiku also completed a two-year fellowship in Acute and Critical Care Ultrasound at Yale University, Combined with an MPH in global health at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Wanjiku works clinically in the United States at Rhode Island Hospital and the Miriam Hospital in Providence Rhode Island, and in Kenya at Kenyatta National Hospital and Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.
Dr. Wanjiku is an international educator, focused on the development of the practice of Emergency Medicine in low resource areas. She is currently involved in the creation of an emergency medicine residency-training program in Nairobi through the support of the Carnegie African Diaspora Program. She has also collaborated with teams teaching trauma courses in Kenya, Rwanda and Nicaragua.
Dr. Wanjiku’s research interests include the creation and evaluation of point of care ultrasound training programs in low resource areas. She has been involved in a nation-wide rural PoCUS training program in Kenya, and is currently working on creating a tele-mentoring program to improve mentorship and support for rural ultrasound trainees. Dr. Wanjiku has also organized short PoCUS courses in Egypt and Rwanda.