The fellowship responded to the devastating Earthquake which occurred on January 12, 2010 in Haiti.
Following the Haiti earthquake, the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine deployed a multi-discipline team to Haiti that was tasked with two missions:
1) Work with Partners in health Psychosocial teams in Haiti to assist in train the trainers programs for Haitian social workers to enhance their psychological first aid capabilities.
2) Geo-tag and assess as many “tent cities” as possible for the US Navy .
Both tasks were accomplished, with over 35 tent cities geo-tagged and assessed by the team. Following this trip, Disaster Fellow Dr. Michael Molloy led two other trips into Haiti, leading the medical relief efforts near the University Hospital in Port au Prince.
In November 2013, the Humanitarian Medical Response Team from BIDMC, deployed to Tacloban, Philippines along with GR3, ACTS World Relief team, with RTR Hospital in Tacloban as the base, to provide medical assistance to those affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
In April 2015, the BIDMC Disaster Medical Team deployed to Dolakha district in Nepal to provide humanitarian, medical and psychosocial assistance in the aftermath of the devastating April 25th earthquake. The team again deployed with GR3 / ACTS World relief team, with a base at Jiri Hospital, at Jiri in Dolakha District.