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ABOUT CEPAR
Dr. Edbert Hsu 

Edbert Brian Hsu, M.D., M.P.H. 

  • Director of Training, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University
 

Education and Professional Preparation

  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, International Health, 2002
  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1997
  • B.A., Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences, 1993

Appointments and Professional Experience

  • 2003  Senior Research Fellow, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2002  Faculty, Center for International Emergency, Disaster and Refugee Studies, JHU
  • 2002  Attending Physician, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health Services
  • 2002  Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2000  Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2000  Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2000  International EM Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1997  Emergency Medicine Residency, Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Selected Publications 
  • Reed D, Price EG, Windish DM, Wright SM, Gozu A, Hsu EB, Beach MC, Kern D, Bass EB.  “Evidence-based Approach to Systematic Reviews of Interventions in Medical Education:  Methodologic Issues and Challenges.” Annals of Internal Medicine, In Press.
  • Thomas TL, Hsu EB, Kim H, Colli S, Arana G, Green GB. “Incident Command System in Disasters.” Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Vol. 20(1):14-23.
  • Hsu EB, Jenckes MW, Catlett CL, Robinson KA, Feuerstein CJ, Cosgrove SE, Green GB, Bass EB.  “Effectiveness of Hospital Staff Mass Casualty Incident Training Methods: A Systematic Literature Review” Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 19(3): 191-199.
  • Hsu EB, Jenckes MW, Catlett CL, Robinson KA, Feuerstein CJ, Cosgrove SE, Green G, Guedelhoefer OC, Bass EB, "Training of Hospital Staff to Respond to a Mass Casualty Incident" Evidence Report/ Technology Assessment Number 95. (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0018). AHRQ Publication No. 04-E015-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2004.
  • Cosgrove SE, Jenckes MW, Kohri K, Hsu EB, Green G, Feuerstein C, Catlett CL, Robinson KA, Bass EB, “Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach” Evidence Report/Technology Assessment (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0018). AHRQ Publication No. 04-0032. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2004.
  • Hsu EB, Grabowski JG, Chotani RA, Winslow JA, Alves DW, VanRooyen MJ, "Effect of a Large Scale  Urban Chemical Fire With Hazardous Materials Spill on Local Emergency Departments" Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 17(4);196-201.
  • Hsu EB, Ma M, Lin FY, VanRooyen M, Burkle FM, “Emergency Medical Assistance Team Response Following the Taiwan Chi-Chi Earthquake” Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Vol. 17(1);17-22.

Research Summary

  • Principal investigator and co-investigator on six grants totaling over $2.5 million related to pharmaceutical preparedness, bioterrorism training and disaster drill evaluation and surge capacity from HRSA and AHRQ.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Resident Research Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Invited Speaker Award.
  • National Academy for  State Health Policy/ AHRQ Bioterrorism Tools for Planning and Preparedness Conference, San Diego, November 2003. “Effectiveness of Training in Preparing Hospital Staff for Mass Casualty Incidents” Invited Speaker.