Developed a nontargeted diabetes screening program in a rural Indian Health Service emergency department in Shiprock, New Mexico to measure the proportion of previously undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes, and to assess glycemic control among patients with known disease.
An investigation conducted in response to the current prevalence and destructiveness of opioid overdoses. The study’s analysis is based on the hypothesis that opioid overdoses would show geospatial clustering within a community, leading to potential target sites for such publicly deployed naloxone.
Pre-stationing naloxone, a competitive antagonist that can reverse the effects of opioid overdose, in public spaces may expedite antidote delivery. Our study aimed to determine the feasibility of bystander-assisted overdose treatment using pre-stationed naloxone.
Geospatial analysis of emergency department visits for targeting community-based responses to the opioid epidemic. (2017)
An analysis demonstrating that EDs can use geospatial analysis to address the emergency and longer-term health needs of the communities they are designed to serve. This paper focuses specifically on the current opioid epidemic.
Reaching Out of the Box: Effective Emergency Care Requires Looking Outside the Emergency Department. (2016)
Patients don’t start to exist when the arrive at the door of the Emergency Department, nor do they stop existing when they leave. This paper discusses the importance of looking outside the ED in order to provide effective emergency care.
Making recording and analysis of chief complaint a priority for global emergency care research in low-income countries. (2013)
This article reviews global research on emergency chief complaints in high-income countries with developed emergency care systems and sets forth an agenda for future research on chief complaints in limited-resource settings.
Research priorities for data collection and management within global acute and emergency care systems. (2013)
Barriers to global emergency care development include a critical lack of data in several areas. These data gaps obscure the profound health effects of lack of emergency care access in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs).
A letter to the editor arguing that medical advocacy programs should empower students to feel capable of designing and executing concrete projects in advocacy, and discussing the need to produce physicians that have an advocacy praxis—with both theory and experience in the real world.
Chronic lower respiratory disease is an important source of morbidity and a leading cause of death in the United States. This paper seeks to identify the barriers to outpatient management of chronic lower respiratory disease among residents of emergency shelters.
A letter to the editor proposing a framework of learning objectives for training in medical advocacy, derived from experiences teaching advocacy to medical students at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)