Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc, is a senior emergency medicine resident at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary areas of focus are health advocacy, global health, and curriculum development. He received his medical degree at George Washington University and his Master's degree in health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Blutinger has written numerous Op-Eds for the Philadelphia Inquirer plus a recent commentary on Neighborhood Health in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. He has worked clinically in the townships of South Africa while developing a medical school curriculum at the request of the African Federation of EM (AFEM). He currently serves as a member to the EMRA Board of Directors and member to the ACEP State Legislative & Regulatory Committee.