- Faculty & Staff
Raina Merchant, MD MSHP
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Yale University, 1998.
University of Chicago, 2003.
MS (Master of Science in Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
Resident in Emergency Medicine , University of Chicago, Chicago, IL , 2003-2007.
Philips Resuscitation fellowship, University of Chicago, 2006-2007.
Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 2007-present.
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2010.
Fellow, Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 2007-present.
Board certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2009.
Description of Research ExpertiseHer research is focused on resuscitation science and improving outcomes from cardiac arrest. Specifically she studies 1) diffusion of innovation and new media in resuscitation and 2) translation of research to policy.
She is identifying communities at risk for cardiac arrest and evaluating unique strategies for optimizing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and automated external defibrillator AED availability. In this context, she is the Director of the MyHeartMap Challenge- a social media and crowdsourcing project aimed at improving AED access and awareness. She also runs a Twitter lab which analyzes thousands of tweets related to resuscitation, critical care, and public health/policy.