WILDERNESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
at the University of Colorado

Our Mission

We are a university-based enterprise dedicated to promoting education, research, and outreach to advance health and wellness in extreme or austere environments. Our goal is to have the most comprehensive program of its kind in the world, setting the standard of excellence in scholarship.

Our work with our community and the students of health sciences in all levels includes:

  • Attention to policy issues of environmental change in health
  • Advancing the conversation using the best scientific evidence to improve understanding
  • Robust collaborations bringing forth diversity of experiences and perspectives

Learn more about wilderness medicine and our work here.

Our Faculty

Each of our courses and programs are run by world-class faculty and physicians from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Learn from experts in Emergency Medicine, global health, international humanitarian relief, wilderness medicine, aerospace medicine, and more.

Jay Lemery MD FACEP FAWM

Section Chief, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Education
Climate Change & Human Health
Remote Medical Direction

Elaine Reno MD DTM&H

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Education
Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Todd Miner Ed. D FAWM

Senior Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Education Director of Section of WEM

Wilderness Medicine Education
Backcountry Guiding

Martin Musi MD

Collaboration Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine External Collaborations
Frostbite
Mountain Medicine

David Young MD MS FAWM

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Education
Race Medicine

Vaughn A. Browne, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine, Chairman of the School of Medicine Admissions Committee

Ultrasound Education
Emergency Medicine