Johanna Hinman Appointed Director of Education and Global Surgery

October 2019

The former associate director of education, Johanna Hinman, MPH, MCHES, has been promoted to director of education and global surgery for the Department of Surgery. This new appointment will allow Ms. Hinman to devote additional attention to the global health programs of the Department of Surgery, including the training track of the surgical residency for surgery in underserved areas. She will carry over ongoing management of the Office of Surgical Education, which encompasses the general surgery residency and medical student programs, as well as other educational courses offered by Department of Surgery faculty.

Currently, Emory Surgery's Global Surgery Training Program encompasses a six-week rotation for PGY-4 residents at Soddo Christian Hospital in Soddo, Wolaita, Ethiopia; participation in the American College of Surgeons Operation Giving Back program's training center in Hawassa, Ethiopia; involvement in the Bolivian Trauma and Surgical Initiative, which includes Emory research sabbatical residents based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, working to strengthen the region's trauma system and local surgical capacity; and contributing to the support of the Emory Haiti Alliance, a volunteer consortium of Emory anesthesiology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and urology faculty and residents that make month-long surgical trips to Hôpital Bienfaisance in Pignon, Haiti. Emory Surgery is also leading the Emory Global Perioperative Health Working Group, fostering interdepartmental collaboration on education, research, and communication technology to enable the building of perioperative capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

Prior to joining Emory Surgery in 2012, Ms. Hinman led the administration of the core grant for the Emory Prevention Research Center in the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a BA in English, then earned an MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from RSPH, where she now teaches in the Executive Master of Public Health program. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and past president of the Georgia Public Health Association.