Taylor Wilson Burkholder

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Dr. Burkholder is an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine. He trained in emergency medicine at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine and then completed a fellowship in global emergency medicine at the University of Colorado. He is a volunteer consultant for the World Health Organization’s Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care programme, and he currently focuses on issues of health service innovation implementation and the governance of emergency care systems in low and middle-income countries. Taylor’s other academic interests include rights-based approaches to emergency care, ultrasound in low-resource settings, emerging infectious diseases, and medical education.


  • Governance and legal considerations supporting prehospital emergency care in low and middle-income countries-For the Special Series on Prehospital Care in LMICs Surgery. 2024 Jun 14. . View in PubMed
  • Implementation and outcomes of a comprehensive emergency care curriculum at a low-resource referral hospital in Liberia: A novel approach to application of the WHO Basic Emergency Care toolkit PLoS One. 2023; 18(3):e0282690. . View in PubMed
  • Emergency department antimicrobial use in a low-resource setting: results from a retrospective observational study at a referral hospital in Liberia BMJ Open. 2022 04 18; 12(4):e056709. . View in PubMed
  • Measuring quality of pre-hospital traumatic shock care-development and validation of an instrument for resource-limited settings Health Sci Rep. 2021 Dec; 4(4):e422. . View in PubMed
  • A Global Review of Provisions on Emergency Care in National Constitutions Health Hum Rights. 2021 Dec; 23(2):187-200. . View in PubMed
  • Validity and reliability of the South African Triage Scale in prehospital providers BMC Emerg Med. 2021 01 15; 21(1):8. . View in PubMed
  • Using the South African Triage Scale for prehospital triage: a qualitative study BMC Emerg Med. 2021 10 30; 21(1):125. . View in PubMed
  • Emergency department management of traumatic brain injuries: A resource tiered review Afr J Emerg Med. 2020 Sep; 10(3):159-166. . View in PubMed
  • Cost-effectiveness of emergency care interventions in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review Bull World Health Organ. 2020 May 01; 98(5):341-352. . View in PubMed
  • Governing access to emergency care in Africa Afr J Emerg Med. 2020; 10(Suppl 1):S2-S6. . View in PubMed
  • Considerations for service delivery for emergency care in low resource settings Afr J Emerg Med. 2020; 10(Suppl 1):S7-S11. . View in PubMed
  • Developing emergency care systems: a human rights-based approach Bull World Health Organ. 2019 Sep 01; 97(9):612-619. . View in PubMed
  • Fifteen years of emergency medicine literature in Africa: A scoping review Afr J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar; 9(1):45-52. . View in PubMed
  • Advancing research on the economic value of emergency care BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(Suppl 6):e001768. . View in PubMed
  • Adherence to Universal Travel Screening in the Emergency Department During Epidemic Ebola Virus Disease J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan; 56(1):7-14. . View in PubMed
  • Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) in Emergency Medicine: The Global Distribution of Users in 2016 West J Emerg Med. 2018 May; 19(3):600-605. . View in PubMed
  • Emergency Physicians as Good Samaritans: Survey of Frequency, Locations, Supplies and Medications West J Emerg Med. 2016 Jan; 17(1):15-7. . View in PubMed