Personal HistoryJon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a federally funded researcher with specific interest in developing emergency departments as sites for public health surveillance and hypothesis-driven research in public health. He is the principal investigator on over 5 million in federal research grants and is co-investigator on numerous other projects.
Additionally, he is the principal investigator of an Injury Prevention Research Training Grant in Egypt, sponsored by Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. As part of this grant, he has led teams to the Middle East to train Iraqi and Egyptian health professionals in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response. Dr. Hirshon is Board-certified in both Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He has authored over 45 articles and chapters on various topics, including the development of public health surveillance systems in emergency departments and respiratory hygiene in the emergency department. He has represented the American College of Emergency Physicians at a number of public health-related national meetings, including concerning pandemic influenza preparedness. In addition, he holds numerous leadership positions in State and National organizations, including past Chairman of the Public Health Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians, past president of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has been a Governing Councilor of both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Public Health Association.
Clinical SpecialityEmergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Hirshon, J.M. (2000). The rationale for developing public health surveillance systems based on emergency department data. Academic Emergency Medicine, 7(12), 1428-1432. PMID: 11099436
Hirshon, J.M., Krugman, S.D., Witting, M.D., Furuno, J.P., Limcangco, M.R., Perisse, A.R., & Rasch, E.K. (2002). Variability in institutional review board assessment of minimal-risk research. Academic Emergency Medicine, 9(12), 1417-1420. PMID:12460847
Krugman, S.D., Witting, M.D., Furuno, J.P., Hirshon, J.M., Limcangco, M.R., PÃ©rissÃ©, A.R., & Rasch, E.K. (2004). Perceptions of help resources for victims of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(7), 766-777. PMID: 15186535
Nataro, J.P., Mai, V., Johnson, J., Blackwelder, W.C., Heimer, R., Tirrell, S., Edberg, S.C., Braden, C.R., Morris, J.G., Jr., & Hirshon, J.M. (2006). Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Baltimore, Maryland, and New Haven, Connecticut. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 43(4), 402-407. PMID: 16838226
Mareiniss, D.P., Hirshon, J.M., & Thibodeau, B.C. (2009). Disaster planning: potential effects of an influenza pandemic on community healthcare resources. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 4(3), 163-171. PMID: 19739459
Hirshon, J.M., Shardell, M., Alles, S., Powell, J.L., Squibb, K., Ondov, J., & Blaisdell, C.J. (2008). Elevated ambient air zinc increases pediatric asthma morbidity. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(6), 826-831. PMID: 18560541
Epstein, S.K., Burstein, J.L., Case, R.B., Gardner, A.F., Herman, S.H., Hirshon, J.M., Jermyn, J.W., et al. (2009). The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine: evaluating the emergency care environment state by state, 2009 edition. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 53(1), 4-148. PMID: 19111195
Hirshon JM, Warner M, Irvin CB, Niska RW, Andersen DA, Smith GS, McCaig LF. Research Using Emergency Department Data Sets: Current Status and Future Directions. Acad. Emerg. Med. 2009 Nov;16(11):1103-9 PMID:20053229
Woolard R, Degutis LC, Mello M, Rothman R, Cherpitel CJ, Post LA, Hirshon JM, Haukoos JS, Hungerford DW. Public Health in the ED: Surveillance, Screening and Intervention- Funding and Sustainability. Acad. Emerg. Med. 2009 Nov;16(11):1138-42
Malek J, Rogers R, Kuferea J, Hirshon JM. Venous Thromboembolic Disease in the HIV Infected Patient. Amer J Emerg Med DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2009.09.034
Hsia RY, Razzak J, Tsai AC, Hirshon JM. Placing Emergency Care on the Global Agenda. Ann Emerg Med 2010 Aug;56(2):142-9. Epub 2010 Feb 6. PMID: 20138398
Mareiniss DP, Hirshon JM, Levy F. Planning for a pandemic: a view from the accident and emergency department. BJHM 71(2): 64 - 65 (Feb 2010)
Day HR, El-Setouhy M, El-Shinawi M, Assem Amr, Ismail M, Salem M, Smith GS, Hirshon JM. Young Egyptians' perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of injuries. Inj Prev. 2010 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Hall K, Schenkel S, Hirshon JM, Xiao Y, Noskin G. Incidence and types of non-ideal care events in an emergency department. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Glickman SW, Delgado MK, Hirshon JM, Hollander JE, Iwashyna TJ, Jacobs AK, Kilaru AS; Lorch SA, Mutter RL, Myers SR, Owens PL, Phelan MP, Pines JM, Seymour CW, Wang NE, Branas CC. Defining and measuring successful emergency care networks: a research agenda. Acad Emerg Med 2010 Dec;17(12):1297-305.
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