I am a practicing board certified emergency physician with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University with 28 years of clinical experience. For the last 17 years, I have also been the Director of the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital and also Director of its research fellowship. My own research has focused on behavioral change interventions to decrease injury recidivism with emergency department patients. Additionally, I am currently PI on research fund by NIAAA and SAMSHA, Co-Investigator on other studies funded by NIAAA and previously served as PI on other NIH grants, CDC grants, and foundation grants (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Emergency Medicine Foundation). I have held national leadership positions within emergency medicine as well as cross disciplinary organizations such as national president of Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and national president of Injury Free Coalition for Kids.
In addition to my my clinical work and research, I teach Research Methods in Population Medicine to medical students,a graduate course at the School of Public Health, and serve as Director of the Master of Science in Population Medicine program at Alpert Medical School of Brown University.