Rachel Bensman.

Rachel S. Bensman, MD, MPH

  • Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Global Health Pathway
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

Global Health Certificate: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2019.

Masters Degree in Public Health: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2020.

Residency: Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

Chief Resident: Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2020.

Board Certification: Internal Medicine (2015), Pediatrics (2016), Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2021.

Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2018.


Emergency care in low resource settings; global health; sustainable partnerships; educational capacity-building; point-of-care ultrasound; interdisciplinary teamwork

Services and Specialties

Emergency Medicine


Sepsis; resuscitation; health disparities; implementation science; quality improvement; medical education

Research Areas

Global Health

Additional Languages



More Than Just a Passport: Resources and Implementation Strategies to Optimize Preparation for Global Health Work. Winter, JJ; Gladding, S; Schultz, ML; Bensman, R; Lam, SK; St Clair, NE. Pediatric Annals: a journal of continuing pediatric education. 2023; 52:e330-e334.

Mortality by Admission Diagnosis in Children 1-60 Months of Age Admitted to a Tertiary Care Government Hospital in Malawi. Choi, JH; Tanner, TE; Eckerle, MD; Chen, JS; Ciccone, EJ; Bell, GJ; Ngulinga, FF; Nkosi, E; Bensman, RS; Crouse, HL; Robison, JA; Chiume, M; Fitzgerald, E. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2023; 109:443-449.

Improving the Evidence-based Care of Febrile Neonates: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Yu, L; Bensman, RS; Hariharan, SL; McAneney, CM; Ovalle, VW; Kurowski, EM. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2022; 7:e583.

Prevalence of Cardiac Dysfunction in Malawian Children With Severe Febrile Illness. Bensman, RS; Berrens, Z; Mkaliainga, T; Banda, B; Puri, K; Sanyahumbi, A; Byczkowski, T; Eckerle, M. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2022; 23:493-501.

The Immigrant Partnership and Advocacy Curricular Kit: A Comprehensive Train-the-Trainer Curriculum in Immigrant and Refugee Health. Miller, KK; Rule, AR L; Bensman, R; Butteris, S; Houser, L; Kaeppler, C; Lauden, SM; Pitt, MB; St Clair, NE; Van Ganderen, K; Cobb, C. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2022; 106:1013-1016.

Modified Chest Drainage System for Use in a Low-Resource Settings. Bensman, R; Odera, A; Nandi, B. Pediatric Procedural Adaptations for Low-Resource Settings. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2022.

Collaborative Development Of A Training Tool To Promote Immigrant Health: Introducing The Immigrant Partnerships And Advocacy Curricular Kit (I-PACK). Miller, KS H K; Rule, A; Bensman, RS; Kaeppler, C; Houser, LM; Van Genderen, K; Lauden, S; Cobb, CE. Pediatrics. 2021; 147:269-271.

Early prediction of pediatric acute kidney injury from the emergency department: A pilot study. Hanson, HR; Carlisle, MA; Bensman, RS; Byczkowski, T; Depinet, H; Terrell, TC; Pitner, H; Knox, R; Goldstein, SL; Basu, RK. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021; 40:138-144.

S-PACK Ohio – Leveraging Economies of Scale with a Statewide Pre-Departure Global Health Boot Camp for Residents. Cobb, CE; Pitt, M; Butteris, S; Bensman, R; Connolly, E; Houser, L; Lauden, S; Rule, A; Slusher, T; Webber, S; St. Clair, N. Pediatrics. 2020; 146:283-284.

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