I am a practicing board certified emergency physician with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University with 25 years of clinical experience. For the last fourteen 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. I am currently Principal Investigator on an NIAAA study (R01 AA17895) that tests a telephone intervention for alcohol use with injured emergency department patients and an R21 study examining a parental intervention for parents of hospitalized injured adolescents. Additionally, I am currently Co-Investigator on another NIAAA R01 studies examing screening for alcohol use in adolescent emergency department patients and previously served as PI on other CDC grants, state 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 such as national president of Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and currently national president of Injury Free Coalition for Kids.
In addition to my my clinical work and research, I teach population medicine to medical students,a graduate course at the School of Public Health, and routinely mentor students, residents, fellows and junior faculty on research projects related to injury prevention.