Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Medical Director, Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, A Medical Legal Partnership (2014 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Stanford Health Care Innovation Challenge Program Grant, Spectrum (1/2015-1/2016)
  • KL2 Mentored Career Development Award, Spectrum (7/1/2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Expert Panel on Population Health in Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges (2015 - Present)
  • Advisory Board Member, Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Medical-Legal Partnership Bay Area Coalition (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Bay Area Regional Help Desk Consortium (2013 - 2015)
  • Member, American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Emergency Physicians (2009 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2014)
  • Fellow, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine, Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health (2014)
  • Residency:Stanford University Medical Center (2013) CA
  • Medical Education:University of Chicago School of Medicine (2010) IL
  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, Law (2008)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Interests include global emergency medicine research, emergency obstetric and neonatal care in low- and middle-income countries, gender-based violence, and the intersection of emergency medicine, social justice, and development goals.


All Publications

  • Social determinants of health from the emergency department: The practice of social emergency medicine WestJEM Anderson, E. S., Lippert, S., Newberry, J. A., Bernstien, E., Alter, H. J., Wang, N. E. 2016
  • Using an emergency response infrastructure to help women who experience gender-based violence in Gujarat, India. Bulletin of the World Health Organization Newberry, J. A., Mahadevan, S., Gohil, N., Jamshed, R., Prajapati, J., Rao, G. R., Strehlow, M. 2016; 94 (5): 388-92


    Many women who experience gender-based violence may never seek any formal help because they do not feel safe or confident that they will receive help if they try.A public-private-academic partnership in Gujarat, India, established a toll-free telephone helpline - called 181 Abhayam - for women experiencing gender-based violence. The partnership used existing emergency response service infrastructure to link women to phone counselling, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and government programmes.In India, the lifetime prevalence of gender-based violence is 37.2%, but less than 1% of women will ever seek help beyond their family or friends. Before implementation of the helpline, there were no toll-free helplines or centralized coordinating systems for government programmes, NGOs and emergency response services.In February 2014, the helpline was launched across Gujarat. In the first 10 months, the helpline assisted 9767 individuals, of which 8654 identified themselves as women. Of all calls, 79% (7694) required an intervention by phone or in person on the day they called and 43% (4190) of calls were by or for women experiencing violence.Despite previous data that showed women experiencing gender-based violence rarely sought help from formal sources, women in Gujarat did use the helpline for concerns across the spectrum of gender-based violence. However, for evaluating the impact of the helpline, the operational definitions of concern categories need to be further clarified. The initial triage system for incoming calls was advantageous for handling high call volumes, but may have contributed to dropped calls.

    View details for DOI 10.2471/BLT.15.163741

    View details for PubMedID 27147769

  • Barriers to Real-Time Medical Direction via Cellular Communication for Prehospital Emergency Care Providers in Gujarat, India Cureus Lindquist, B., Strehlow, M., Rao, G., Newberry, J. 2016

    View details for DOI 10.7759/cureus.676

  • Implementing an Innovative Prehospital Care Provider Training Course in Nine Cambodian Provinces Cureus Acker, P. C. 2016; 8 (6)

    View details for DOI 10.7759/cureus.656

  • Image diagnosis: Perilunate and lunate dislocations. The Permanente journal Newberry, J. A., Garmel, G. M. 2012; 16 (1): 70-71

    View details for PubMedID 22529764