Mucio Kit Delgado, MD, MS

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Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine

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Department of Emergency Medicine
933 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-8256
Fax: 215-573-2265
B.A. (Public/International Affairs)
Princeton University, 2001.
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Columbia University, 2006.
M.S. (Health Services Research)
Stanford University School of Medicine, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and a practicing trauma center emergency physician. He leads the Behavioral Science & Analytics For Injury Reduction (BeSAFIR) lab, which applies data science and behavioral economics for preventing injuries and improving trauma and emergency care. He has developed a novel line of research leveraging smartphone technology and behavioral economic interventions for injury prevention with a focus on reducing motor vehicle crashes due to distracted and alcohol-impaired driving. Second, he is testing behavioral economic interventions to promote opioid stewardship for acute and post-operative pain management. Finally, he conducts health services research to optimize trauma and emergency care systems. His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. He is a Leonard Davis Institute Health Economics (LDI) Senior Fellow and a faculty member in Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research (CECPR), the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). He is also a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities.

Selected Publications

Delgado, MK, Shofer, FS, Patel, MS, Halpern, SD, Edwards, C, Meisel, ZF, Perrone, J: Association between electronic medical record implementation of default opioid prescription quantities on prescribing behavior in two emergency departments. Journal of General Internal Medicine January 2018.

Medford-Davis, LN, Holena, DN, Karp, D, Kallan, MJ, Delgado, MK: Which transfers can we avoid: a multi-state analysis of factors associated with discharge home without procedure after ED to ED transfer for traumatic injury. American Journal of Emergency Medicine (e-pub ahead of print), October 2017.

Morrison, CN, Jacoby, SF, Dong, B, Delgado, MK, Wiebe, DJ: Ridesharing and motor vehicle crashes in four U.S. cities: an interrupted time series analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology Jun 2017.

Kaufman, E, Karp, DN, Delgado, MK: U.S. emergency department encounters for law enforcement-associated injury, 2006-12. JAMA Surgery Apr 2017.

Kauffman, EJ, Rising, KL, Wiebe, DJ, Ebler, DJ, Crandall, ML, Delgado, MK: Recurrent violent injury: magnitude, risk factors, and opportunities for intervention from a statewide analysis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine Sept 2016.

Newgard, CD, Yang, Z, Nishijima, D, McConnell, KJ, Trent, SA, Holmes, JF, Daya, M, Mann, NC, Hsia, RY, Rea, TD, Wang, NE, Staudenmaye,r K, Delgado, MK: Cost-effectiveness of field trauma triage among injured adults served by emergency medical services. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 222(6): 1125-37, June 2016.

Delgado, MK, Wanner, KJ, McDonald, CM. : Adolescent cellphone use while driving: promising future directions for intervention. Media and Communication 4(3), June 2016.

Yokell, MA, Delgado, MK, Zaller, ND, Wang, NE, McGowan, AB, Green, TC: Prescription and non-prescription opioid overdose presentations to US emergency departments JAMA Internal Medicine 174(12): 2034-7, Dec 2014.

Delgado, MK, Yokell, MA, Staudenmayer, KL, Spain, DA, Hernandez-Boussard, Tina, Wang, NE: Factors associated with the disposition of severely injured patients initially seen at non–trauma center emergency departments: disparities by insurance status. JAMA Surgery 149(5): 422-30, May 2014.

Delgado, MK, Wang, NE, Owens, DK, Weir, SM, Goldhaber-Fiebert, JD: Cost-effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for trauma scene transport in the United States. Annals of Emergency Medicine 62(4): 351-364.e19, Apr 2013.

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