Brendan G. Carr, MD, MA, MSHP

Office Location929, Blockley Hall
Office Phone215-573-3976

Faculty Information

CCEB AppointmentSenior Scholar, Epidemiology
Primary Faculty AppointmentAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM
DBE AppointmentAssistant Professor

Additional Positions

Assistant Professor (secondary), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor (secondary), Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Director, Division of Emergency Care Policy & Research

Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania

Research Statement

Brendan G. Carr is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Surgery, & Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed residency in emergency medicine and fellowship in trauma & surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. Following clinical training, Dr. Carr entered the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program where he received formal training in research methods and a Masters of Science Degree in Health Policy Research. Dr. Carr serves as the Associate Director of the Division of Emergency Care Policy & Research at Penn, is a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and is a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Carr’s research focuses on understanding how the organization of emergency care impacts outcomes for time critical conditions. He holds a career development award (k08) from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to examine adult trauma systems, and a small research grant (R03) from the National Institute for Child Health & Human Development to examine pediatric trauma systems. In addition, he serves as a co-investigator on two large research grants (R01CE001615 & R01HS018362) to build interactive models to inform systems development for trauma and ischemic stroke. Dr. Carr is the chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Regionalization Task Force and recently served as co-chair for the 2010 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference titled “Beyond Regionalization: Integrated Networks of Emergency Care”.

Selected Publications

Carr BG, Caplan JM, Pryor JP, & Branas CC. A meta-analysis of prehospital care times for trauma. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2006: 10 (2):198-206.

Carr BG, Goyal M, Band RA, Gaieski DF, Abella BS, Merchant RM, Branas CC, Becker LB, & Neumar RW. A national analysis of the relationship between hospital factors and post-cardiac arrest mortality. Intensive Care Medicine. 2009;35 (3): 505-11.

Carr BG, Kahn, J, Merchant RM, Kramer AA, Neumar RW. Inter-hospital variability in post-cardiac arrest mortality. Resuscitation. 2009; 80(1): 30-4.

Carr BG, Branas CC, Metlay J, Sullivan AF, & Camargo CA. Access to emergency care in the United States. Ann Emerg Med. 2009; 54(2): 261-269. (PMID: 2728684)

Nance MN, Carr BG, & Branas CC. Access to pediatric trauma care in the United States. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2009; 163 (6): 512-18.

Carr BG, Addyson DK, & Kahn JM. Variation in critical care beds per capita in the United States: implications for pandemic planning. JAMA. 2010; 303:1371-1372.

Albright KA, Branas CC, Meyer BC, Meyer DM, Zivin JA, Lyden PD, & Carr BG. ACCESS: Access to cerebrovascular care in emergency stroke systems. Archives of Neurology. 2010: 67(10):1210-1218.

Carr BG, Jenkins P, Branas CC, Wiebe DJ, Kim P, Schwab CW, Reilly PM. Does
the Trauma System Protect Against The Weekend Effect? J Trauma. In Press.

Carr BG, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Branas CC, Geiger J, & Wiebe DJ. Weekend and night outcomes in a statewide trauma system. Archives of Surgery. 2011. In press.

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