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Pham, Kiemanh, M.P.H., M.D.


Assistant Professor


  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (M.P.H., 2011)
  • New York University School of Medicine (M.D., 2005)
  • Harvard University (B.A., 2000)


  • Kern Medical Center, Emergency Medicine, Bakersfield, CA (2009)


  • Johns Hopkins University, International Emergency Medicine (2011)


Dr. Pham joined the Emergency Medicine faculty after completing his International EM Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. His research interests include developing and implementing measures of public health indicators, particularly for displaced populations in complex humanitarian emergencies. He is also interested in the use of mHealth and other simple mobile technologies in the enumeration and epidemiology of displaced populations.


  1. Vu A, Tran N, Pham K, Ahmed S. Reliability of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Uganda. BMC Med Res Methodol 2011;11(1): 162.
  2. Walsh P, Nguyen TA, Higashida K, Michaelson S, Pham K, Nguyen P, Rothenberg SJ. Do infants and toddlers prefer nasal swabs or washes for specimen collection? Pediatr Infect Dis J 2010;29(12):1156-7.
  3. Thorton JD, Pham K, Engelberg RA, Jackson JC, Curtis JR. Families with limited English proficiency receive less information and support in interpreted ICU family conferences. Crit Care Med 2009;37(1):89-95.
  4. Pham K, Sverchek J, and McPheeters RA. Images in emergency medicine: chemical pneumonitis from hydrocarbon aspiration. West J Emer Med 2008;9(3):165.
  5. Pham K, Thorton JD, Engelberg RA, Jackson JC, Curtis JR. Alterations during medical interpretation of ICU family conferences that interfere with or enhance communication. Chest 2008 Jul;134(1):109-16.


  1. Co-Investigator: “Improving GBV Referral Services through Assessment Screening to Identify Survivors Toolkit for Gender Based Violence (ASIST-GBV) as Applied to Broad Populations of Refugee Women and Girls and to Refugee Men and Boys.” US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
  2. Co-Investigator: “Establishment of a Health Information System for the Tibetan Department of Health in India and Nepal.” The Tibet Fund.
  3. Co-Investigator: “Monitoring and Evaluation of Primary Health and Water/Sanitation Programs in Sudan.” Medair.


  1. Validation of a screening tool to identify female survivors of gender-based violence along with development of a similar screening tool to identify men and boys who are survivors of gender-based violence in Uganda.
  2. Development of a screening tool to identify female survivors of gender-based violence in displaced populations in Ethiopia and Colombia.
  3. Development of a health information system for the Tibetan Department of Health in India and Nepal.



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