Member project feature: Teresa Kortz / by Jonah Attebery

Teresa Kortz is junior faculty in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and has a passion for children’s health in resource-constrained settings. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine Global Health Track, completed clinical training in Pediatrics and Critical Care at Stanford University, and earned a Global Health Sciences (GHS) Masters degree (UCSF). This fall, she will begin a GHS Clinical Research PhD at UCSF and focus on improving pediatric mortality driven by region-specific data within local resource constraints. Prior pediatric research interests include malnutrition, fluid resuscitation, sepsis, and pneumonia in resource-constrained settings. She currently has two active projects in East Africa, one evaluating pediatric sepsis outcomes, the second on the etiology and management of non-malarial fever.

Find a description of her sepsis project here.