Dr. William Bruno grew up in Philadelphia before moving to California where he completed his undergraduate degree in Biopsychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego. He then completed Emergency Medicine residency at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Bruno rounded out his clinical training with a Fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine at Columbia University, completing a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and a certificate in Public Health and Humanitarian Action at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Bruno’s research is focused on improving public health and human rights in humanitarian contexts with a particular interest in settings of armed conflict. Over the past decade he has worked all over the world both as a researcher and clinical physician in places such as the Gaza Strip, Thai-Burmese Border, Bangladesh, and Moldova with organizations such as Community Partner’s International (CPI), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Medical Teams International (MTI) and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Outside of work, Dr. Bruno enjoys reading, playing music, surfing, and hiking with his wife and dog.