2018 – 2020 Scientific Advisory Board

Carlos A. Camargo, Jr., MD, DrPH (chair)

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Camargo is a Professor of Emergency Medicine & Epidemiology at Harvard University and the Conn Chair in Emergency Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His interest in research began in college when he led several alcohol-related studies at Stanford University. He has focused since 1990s on respiratory/allergy emergencies and the interface between the emergency department and public health. Dr. Camargo’s work is funded by grants from NIH, AHRQ, CDC, industry, and foundations (e.g., the EMF Center of Excellence Award). This work has yielded >1000 publications, with >70,000 citations (H-index 129). He has served on national committees, including three NIH Expert Panels and numerous study sections, IOM committees, and other national committees (e.g., the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee). He is past Chair of the ACEP Research Section and past President of the American College of Epidemiology.

BAStanford University1983Human Biology
MPHUC Berkeley1989Epidemiology
MDUC San Francisco1990Medicine
DrPHHarvard University1996Epidemiology

Jeff Caterino, MD, MPH, FACEP

The Ohio State University 
Columbus, OH

Dr. Caterino is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He completed a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital and is board certified in both disciplines. His research interests are focused on geriatric emergency medicine and include: 1) diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in older adults presenting to the ED, 2) issues of antimicrobial resistance in nursing home residents, 3) use of information technology to improve ED care, and 4) trauma care for older adults. In 2010, Dr. Caterino received an NIH K23 Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Development Award in Aging from the National Institute on Aging, John A. Hartford Foundation, and American Federation for Aging Research. Dr. Caterino is also the recipient of a 2007 American Geriatrics Society Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award.  He is the current chair of the SAEM Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine.  He has participated in EMNet since 2004 and currently lives in Ohio with his wife, Stephanie, and three children.

BADartmouth College1995History
MDThe Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine1999Medicine
MPHThe Ohio State University College of Public Health2011Clinical Translational Sciences

Robert Freishtat, MD, MPH

Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Freishtat is currently the Associate Chief for Academic Affairs in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Health System and Professor in Pediatrics and Genomics and Precision Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He received his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s National. During this time, he completed a MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He has remained on faculty at Children’s National for 12 years during which time he has served in a joint clinical and applied research role. Dr. Freishtat’s research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2003 including K23 and R01 grants. He is the principal investigator of The AsthMaP™ Project which serves as the foundation for an international collaborative effort he leads conducting systems biology investigations of injury/repair in the lung. This research focus has led to the discovery of a central theme in pathological tissue repair, specifically the concept of “Regenerative Asynchrony” in which asynchronous repair processes (e.g. mitotic cell cycles) result in fibrosis and chronic inflammation. He has authored or co-authored over 75 articles and book chapters in the fields of lung injury, asthma, and emergency medicine. In addition, he was a recipient of the 2011 International Klosterfrau Award for Research of Airway Diseases in Childhood. Dr. Freishtat is Past-President of the American Federation for Medical Research and an active member of the American Thoracic Society and Society for Pediatric Research. He is a member of the NHLBI Mentored Transition to Independence (MTI – K99/R00) Study Section. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and reviews for multiple journals.

BSThe Pennsylvania State University
MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
MPHGeorge Washington University


Kohei Hasegawa, MD, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 

Dr. Kohei Hasegawa is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and attending physician at the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine. He is additionally a Faculty of the Program in Quantitative Genetics at Harvard School of Public Health. He completed an emergency medicine residency at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2012, as well as a clinical research fellowship at EMNet in 2013. His major investigative interest are 1) pathobiology of bronchiolitis and childhood asthma, 2) integration of traditional epidemiology, machine learning, and computational biology approaches, and 3) healthcare use in asthma and COPD populations.

BAKeio University (Japan)
Policy Management
MDTokay University School of Medicine (Japan)
MPHHarvard University
Quantitative Methods

Jonathan M. Mansbach, MD, MPH

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. Mansbach is Chief of Boston Children’s Hospital Inpatient Service and Associate Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr Mansbach’s main research focus is bronchiolitis. He has been the PI, Co-PI, and site PI of foundation, industry, and NIH grants all examining bronchiolitis, respiratory viruses, the respiratory microbiome, and the role of vitamin D in respiratory infections. He enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children, and dog and playing soccer.

BAHaverford College1991Sociology and Anthropology
MDDuke University School of Medicine1996Medicine
MPHHarvard School Public Health2013Clinical Effectiveness

Ashley F. Sullivan, MS, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Ms. Sullivan is the Director of the Emergency Medicine Network Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has directed a 60-center, AHRQ-funded study of patient safety in emergency departments, and NIH-funded projects on bronchiolitis and suicide prevention. She works on a variety of EMNet projects, from large multicenter studies to brief patient surveys.

BABowdoin College1996Sociology and Environmental Studies
MPHTufts University2000Nutrition
MSTufts University2000Food Policy & Applied Nutrition