Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, is dedicated to improving access to high quality acute care in the United States and in every country across the globe. To accomplish this, his goal is work collaboratively to increase access to acute care, to ensure that the medical care that is delivered is of the highest quality, and to create health systems that support the delivery of high quality care. Dr. Hirshon is a federally funded researcher and teacher with specific interest in improving access to acute care and in developing emergency departments as sites for surveillance and hypothesis-driven research in public health. He has been the principal investigator on over $6 million in federal research and training grants and is a co-investigator on numerous other funded projects. As part of his international work through a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, he and his teams have trained approximately 900 physicians from Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries in emergency care topics, including the care of trauma patients, disaster preparedness and response, and injury research methods.
Dr. Hirshon is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the former director of the Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems and is currently the Senior Vice Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Hirshon is board certified in both emergency medicine and preventive medicine and has authored approximately 85 articles and chapters on topics related to improving acute care, including the need to place acute care on the global health agenda, and improving emergency department operations. He chaired the American College of Emergency Physicians Task Force that produced the 2014 Report Card on America’s Emergency Care Environment and published an article titled “Health Systems and Services: The Role of Acute Care” in theBulletin of the World Health Organization.
2012 Fogarty Injury Prevention Research Program Trainees, Program Staff and Faculty