Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor - University Medical Line, Emergency Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Academic Excellence Award, Denver Health Medical Center (2016)
  • Pillar Award, Denver Health Medical Center (2016)
  • Excellence in Research Award, Best Paper at National Research Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians (2014)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Compassionate Patient Care Award, Denver Health Medical Center (2014)
  • Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health (2012 - 2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2019)
  • Merit Scholarship Award, University of Colorado School of Public Health (2012)
  • Best Resident Research Presentation Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Western Regional Meeting (2011)
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award, Denver Health Medical Center (2011)
  • Vincent J. Markovchick Program Director’s Award, Denver Health Medical Center (2011)
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award, Denver Health Medical Center (2010)
  • Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Academic Excellence Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (2009)
  • Distinction in Biomedical Research Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Employee Award for Outstanding Performance, Peer or patient-nominated, exemplary compassionate care, University of Michigan Health System (1993 - 2000, Nine individual awards)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Study Section Chair, Emergency Medicine Foundation (2020 - 2022)
  • Member at Large, Elected Position, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • Residency Compliance Committee, Denver Health Medical Center (2008 - 2009)
  • Awards and Nominations Committee, Denver Health Medical Center (2008 - 2009)
  • Residency Action Council, Denver Health Medical Center (2007 - 2011)
  • Art, Chaos, Ethics and Science of Medicine Committee, Denver Health Medical Center (2008 - 2012)
  • Planning Commitee, Western Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting (2011 - 2011)
  • Faculty Senate, Elected Member, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2016 - 2018)
  • Scientific Grant Reviewer, Emergency Medicine Foundation (2011 - Present)
  • Abstract Editor, Journal of Emergency Medicine (2014 - 2017)
  • Health Services Research Section Editor, Academic Emergency Medicine (2021 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2013)
  • Master of Science, Colorado School of Public Health, Epidemiology (2013)
  • Residency: Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine (2011) CO
  • Internship: University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency (2007) CO
  • Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2006) MI
  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan, Social Work (1993)

All Publications

  • Screening for health-related social needs in the emergency department: Adaptability and fidelity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American journal of emergency medicine Murray, E., Roosevelt, G. E., Vogel, J. A. 2021


    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate a screening and referral program for health-related social needs (HRSN) in our ED. Our goals were to (1) quantify successful screenings prior to and during the initial peak of the pandemic, and (2) describe the HRSNs identified.METHODS: We performed an observational analysis of ED-based screening for HRSN in Medicare and Medicaid patients at our large urban safety-net hospital. Screening was performed by patient navigators utilizing the ten question, validated Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Screening Tool, which screens for food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs and utility assistance and interpersonal safety. Patients who screened positive for HRSN were provided with handouts listing community resources. For patients with two or more self-reported ED visits in the last 12months and any identified HRSN, ongoing navigation after discharge was provided utilizing community resource referrals. During the pre-pandemic period from November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020, screening occurred in-person. Screening during the pandemic from March 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020 occurred remotely via telephone. Descriptive statistics including frequency rates and percentages were calculated. Successful screening was defined as completing the screening survey with a navigator and being triaged to either no assistance, resource handouts, or navigation services.RESULTS: Among the adult and pediatric patients screened for HRSN, 158 (16%) qualified for community resource handouts and 440 (44.4%) qualified for patient navigator services. The proportion of patients receiving both resources and care navigation remained similar in the pre- and post-periods of the study, at 227 (45%) and 213 (43.9%) respectively. However, the proportion of ED patients with a HRSN need doubled from 56 (11.1%) in the pre-period to 102 (21%) in the post-period. Food insecurity was the most identified HRSN in both the pre-pandemic period (27.3%) and during the pandemic (35.8%).CONCLUSION: We found that remote HRSN screening for ED patients during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in similar proportions of successfully completed screenings compared to pre-pandemic efforts. This demonstrates the feasibility of utilizing alternative methods of screening and referral to community resources from the ED, which could facilitate this type of intervention in other EDs. During the pandemic HRSN increased, likely reflecting the economic impact of the pandemic.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.09.071

    View details for PubMedID 34654599

  • Emergency Medicine Faculty Serving on Standing NIH and AHRQ Study Sections from 2019-2020. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Moore, A. B., Puskarich, M., Vogel, J. A., Brown, J., Sharp, W. W. 2021


    Emergency Medicine (EM) investigators lag in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) when compared to other specialties. NIH funding determinations are made in part by a process of NIH study section peer review. Low participation by EM investigators in NIH peer review could be one explanation for low levels of NIH funding by EM investigators. The objective of this study was to establish a current-state metric of EM faculty researchers serving on standing NIH study sections from 2019-2020. Publicly available lists of NIH study section membership rosters within the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) and within individual NIH institutes were reviewed for standing members. Committee members listed as being members of a Department of Emergency medicine were identified as emergency care researchers. Special Emphasis panels and ad hoc members were excluded. Members degrees were categorized as PhD, MD (with or without non-PhD degree), MD/PhD, and other. Similar analysis was performed of AHRQ study sections. 6113 members on NIH study sections were identified. Degrees held by committee members included PhD's 74% (4547), MDs 14%(883), MD/PhDs 10% (584) and other (99). Twenty (0.3%) NIH study section members were identified as members of an emergency department. 20% (4) held PhDs, 75% (15) held MDs, and 5%(1) held MD-PhD degrees. 25% (5) of EM faculty were pediatric and 75% (15) were adult. Clustering of study sections within similar institutions was noted with 40% (2) of the pediatric faculty were at the same institution while 27% (4) of the adult faculty were at the same institution. AHRQ study section review identified 3% (4/127) as members of an EM department. Our data show that 20 EM faculty comprised 0.3% of NIH standing study section members and 4 EM faculty comprised 3% of AHRQ standing study section members from 2019 to 2020 and that these members were clustered at a few institutions.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.14342

    View details for PubMedID 34250678