Michael J. Mello Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

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 15 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 CDC 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 organizations 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 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.

Brown Affiliations

research overview

Injury Prevention and Control - specifically motor vehicle safety, impaired drivers, alcohol as a risk factor for injury, pediatric injury prevention, and home safety

funded research

 

An e-Parenting Skills Intervention to Decrease Injured Adolescents' Alcohol Use

NIAAA     1R21AA024185

09/2015 – 08/2017        $455,709

Mello (PI)

 

SBIRT Training for Emergency Medicine Residents and 4th Year Medical Students

SAMHSA, H79 TI025950

9/15 – 9/18           $778,403

Mello (PI)

 

Safe Opioid Prescription Practice

Centers for Disease Control

U01 CE002516                                       

9/14-9/16           $399,000

Baird, J (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I)

 

Brown University Emergency Medicine Substance Abuse Research Fellowship

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation Institutional Research Training Grant, RF2013-001

7/13 -6/15          $150,000

Mello, MJ (Co-PI); Merchant, RC (Co-PI)

 

Teen Alcohol Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, R01 AA021900
9/12 – 8/17 $4,017,501
Linakis, J; Spirito, A (Co-PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I)

Completed

ED Based Prevention Intervention to Delay Alcohol Use by Young Adolescents
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, R21 AA018380
4/10 – 3/12 $438,759
Linakis, J (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I)

ReDIAL
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism R01 AA17895
3/10-2/15 $3,291,074
Mello, MJ (PI)


Translation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Guidelines to Pediatric Trauma Centers
Centers for Disease Control, R01/CE001-158601,
9/2009-9/2012, $599,345
Mello, MJ (PI)

Reducing Youth Dangerous Driving
Centers for Disease Control, 1R49 CE000544-01
10/05 – 9/08, $900,000
Nirenberg, T (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I),

Project Integrate: Integrating A Model for Integrating
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention into a Community ED
Emergency Medicine Foundation, 7/05 - 6/07, $75,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Safe Playgrounds 2004
Allstate Foundation CU181320, 5/04-12/04, $60,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Science Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
RI MHRH 5875, 6/04 – 6/05, $160,000
Palmicsiano, L. (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I)

Providence Safe Communities Partnership
RI Department of Transportation, 70A00301391, 4/04 – 5/06, $200,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

SOS: Screening for Our Safety
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, AAAFTS51082, 4/04 – 10/05,$125,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Phone Intervention of ETOH Use in ED MVC Patients
Centers for Disease Control, R49/CCR1232280-01,10/03-9/06,$897,680
Mello, MJ (PI)

Reducing Injury, Alcohol and Marijuana Use among ED Pts.
NIAAA, 1R01AA13709-01A1, 8/2003-7/2007, $2,106,398.
Woolard, R (PI); Mello, MJ (Co-I)

Risk Watch Curriculum
National Fire Protection Association, 5/03-5/04, $30,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Providence
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 047099, 11/02 -11/06, $213, 000.
Mello, MJ, (Co-PI), Nirenberg, T (Co-PI), Palmicsiano, L (Co-PI).

Phone Intervention of ETOH Use in ED MVC Patients - a pilot study
Centers for Disease Control, R49/CCR122458-01, 10/02-10/03, $99,824.
Mello, MJ (PI)

Reducing Youthful Drunk Driving (RYDD),
RI Judicial /RI Department of Transportation, 1/01- 2/05, $360,000
Nirenberg, T (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-PI)

Providence Safe Communities Partnership
RI Department of Transportation 70A202705, 2/01-2/03, $200,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Rhode Island Violent Death Reporting System Pilot Project
Harvard Injury Control Research Center, 2/02-2/03, $9000.
Mello, MJ (PI)

Scooter Injury Prevention Video
American College of Emergency Physicians, 10/01-10/02, $7,250
Mello, MJ (PI)

Risk Watch Curriculum
National Fire Protection Association, 5/01-5/02, $6000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Examining Alcohol Use in Rhode Island Boaters
UEMF (internal funding), 6/99-7/01, $1800
Mello, MJ (PI)