Public Health

Public Health


Public health includes diverse topics, but focuses on adverse social determinants of health (aSDoH) and mental health emergencies such as the ED Safety Assessment & Follow-up Evaluation (ED-Safe).

Major Research Themes
  • Suicide prevention
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Depression screening
  • Acute psychiatric services
  • Health literacy
  • Medical interpreters
  • Diabetes
  • Adverse social determinants of health (aSDoH)

Active Projects

Past Initiatives

Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) was a multicenter study of suicide prevention. For more information, click here.

Please contact Drs. Ed Boudreaux, Carlos Camargo or Van Miller if you would like additional details.

The Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) study surveyed a nationally representative sample of US EDs in order to identify positive deviants whose successful interventions and practices against healthcare associated infections can be used to generate evidence-based infection control policies, strategies, and toolkits for other EDs nationally. For more information, contact Dr. Jay Schuur.