Dr. James Marcin at a telehealth visit

UC Davis telehealth leader selected as Fulbright U.S. Scholar

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James Marcin, director of the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology, vice chair for pediatric clinical research and professor of pediatrics, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers more than 400 awards in more than 130 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world. College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields, can join over 400,000 Fulbright U.S. Scholars who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding.

Marcin will work with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) to advance pediatric health care in Ireland as a new children’s hospital integrates novel telehealth and digital health technologies.

Marcin plans to collaborate in the design, implementation and research of telehealth services provided to children in Ireland. In this project, he will share educational materials and provide lectures to students, researchers and clinicians on how to most effectively leverage telehealth technologies to improve care without lowering clinical standards.

“It is an absolute honor to have been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-2023,” Marcin said. “I am very much looking forward to collaborating with colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Children’s Health Ireland on sharing best practices on how telemedicine can be most effectively used to deliver high-quality care to children. I am confident that this collaboration will not only benefit RCSI, CHI and UC Davis, but will also result in the sharing of international best practices in pediatric telehealth worldwide.”

Marcin has extensive experience working and collaborating with other telehealth programs internationally, including conducting telehealth research in Australia, Denmark, Chile and the Philippines. He has more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 13 book chapters and 15 state of the art review articles, the majority of which are focused on how telehealth can improve the quality of health care. He is currently the director of the largest pediatric tele-emergency network in the country.

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