The Department of Emergency Health Services offers a unique opportunity for the education of future Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Public Health, and Emergency Management professionals. This is accomplished by providing a broad liberal-arts and sciences education which enhances the graduate employment opportunities as pre-hospital providers, policy makers, and managers.The Department of Emergency Health Services also provides a cutting edge education for advancement to graduate, medical, and professional studies. The Graduate program is primarily focused on preparing professionals for leadership roles in Disaster Health, Emergency Public Health and Policy Development. The two-track curriculum is designed to provide graduate level training and education to health care providers, researchers, educators, policy makers, and administrators. An Education concentration can be combined with either track. A post-baccalaureate certificate in Emergency Management is also offered. As of Fall 2017, in conjunction with the Department of Public Policy, we now offer a Ph.D. program with concentrations in Emergency Health and Emergency Management.

Recent Submissions

  • Chikungunya in Brazil and Venezuela 2014-2017: An Exploratory Analysis of the Influence of Environmental, Social, and Economic Factors 

    Bast, Haley Elizabeth (2020-01-20)
    Objective: The purpose of this study was to observe trends in chikungunya incidence in Brazil and Venezuela during 2014-2017 and describe potential factors contributing to these findings. Background: Strikingly high numbers ...
  • Antimicrobial Use in a Cohort of US Nursing Homes, 2017 

    Stone, Nimalie D.; Brown, Cedric J.; Penna, Austin R.; Eure, Taniece R.; Bamberg, Wendy M.; Barney, Grant R.; Barter, Devra; Clogher, Paula; DeSilva, Malini B.; Dumyati, Ghinwa; Frank, Linda; Felsen, Christina B.; Godine, Deborah; Irizarry, Lourdes; Kainer, Marion A.; Li, Linda; Lynfield, Ruth; Mahoehney, J. P.; Maloney, Meghan; Nadle, Joelle; Ocampo, Valerie L. S.; Pierce, Rebecca; Ray, Susan M.; Davis, Sarah Shrum; Sievers, Marla; Srinivasan, Krithika; Wilson, Lucy E.; Zhang, Alexia Y.; Magill, Shelley S.
    Importance Controlling antimicrobial resistance in health care is a public health priority, although data describing antimicrobial use in US nursing homes are limited. Objective To measure the prevalence of antimicrobial ...
  • Assessment of the Appropriateness of Antimicrobial Use in US Hospitals 

    Magill, Shelley S.; O’Leary, Erin; Ray, Susan M.; Kainer, Marion A.; Evans, Christopher; Bamberg, Wendy M.; Johnston, Helen; Janelle, Sarah J.; Oyewumi, Tolulope; Lynfield, Ruth; Rainbow, Jean; Warnke, Linn; Nadle, Joelle; Thompson, Deborah L.; Sharmin, Shamima; Pierce, Rebecca; Zhang, Alexia Y.; Ocampo, Valerie; Maloney, Meghan; Greissman, Samantha; Wilson, Lucy E.; Dumyati, Ghinwa; Edwards, Jonathan R.; Chea, Nora; Neuhauser, Melinda M.; Emerging Infections Program Hospital Prevalence Survey Team (JAMA Network, 2021-03-18)
    Importance Hospital antimicrobial consumption data are widely available; however, large-scale assessments of the quality of antimicrobial use in US hospitals are limited. Objective To evaluate the appropriateness of ...
  • Challenges of managing diabetes while homeless 

    Jardel, Hanna (2017-01-01)
    Objective: This study investigated structural challenges that homeless individuals in Baltimore face in managing diabetes and how social services interact with these challenges. Background: Homelessness is associated with ...
  • Antimicrobial Use in US Hospitals: Comparison of Results From Emerging Infections Program Prevalence Surveys, 2015 and 2011  

    Magill, Shelley S; O’Leary, Erin; Ray, Susan M; Kainer, Marion A; Evans, Christopher; Bamberg, Wendy M; Johnston, Helen; Janelle, Sarah J; Oyewumi, Tolulope; Lynfield, Ruth; Rainbow, Jean; Warnke, Linn; Nadle, Joelle; Thompson, Deborah L; Sharmin, Shamima; Pierce, Rebecca; Zhang, Alexia Y; Ocampo, Valerie; Maloney, Meghan; Greissman, Samantha; Wilson, Lucy E; Dumyati, Ghinwa; Edwards, Jonathan R; Emerging Infections Program Hospital Prevalence Survey Team (Oxford Academic, 2020-06-10)
    Background In the 2011 US hospital prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use 50% of patients received antimicrobial medications on the survey date or day before. More hospitals have since ...
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases Videos for Prehospital Providers 

    Jenkins, J. Lee; Bissell, Richard; Wilson, Lucy; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Department of Emergency Health Services: Maryland Department of Health (Cambridge University Press, 2019-05-06)
    Introduction: The prehospital disaster and emergency medical services community stands on the front-line in the response to events such as novel influenza, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and other high consequence ...