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Hsu, Edbert, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Edbert Hsu

Hsu, Edbert, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Training, CEPAR

Harvard University ( B.A.)
University of Pittsburgh (M.D., 1997)
Johns Hopkins University (M.P.H., 2002)

Johns Hopkins University, EM (2000)

Dr. Hsu joined the department faculty after completing an International EM fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Combining his international health background with a special interest in disaster medicine, he has worked on emergency medicine program development and disaster preparedness around the world.

Currently, he serves on the leadership group of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and is a co-investigator with the DHS Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hsu has completed military training in the management of chemical and biological casualties and has extensive experience in the planning and evaluation of disaster drills. In recent years, he has been interested in the topic of mass gatherings and crowd disasters.

As a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and principle investigator on several federally funded projects, he has lectured widely on various emergency and disaster related topics. Dr. Hsu has served as an Associate Editor for the AMA Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

1. Hsieh YH, Ngai KM, Burkle FM, Jr., Hsu EB. “Epidemiological Characteristics of Human Stampedes.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2009 Dec;3(4):217-23.
2. Harrington, JE, Jr., Hsu EB. “Supplying Anti-Viral Drugs During a Pandemic: The Role of Manufacturer Reserve Programs.” Journal of Health Economics. 2010 May;29(3):438-44. Epub 2010 Mar 16
3. Burkle FM, Jr, Hsu EB. “Preventable Deaths at Ram Janki Temple Demand Improved Understanding of Human Stampedes.” Lancet. 2011 Jan 8;377(9760):106-7. Epub 2010 Jul 23.
4. Hsu EB, Burkle FM, Jr., Lyznicki J, Subbarao I, Thanner M. Chapter 1: Disasters and Public Health Emergencies. Advanced Disaster Life Support Manual. v. 3.0; 2012.

See Research Publications

1. Co-Investigator, CDC CPHP, “Advanced Training for Field Deployment."  Develop and conduct training for healthcare responders in preparation for field response operations. (PI Links)
2. Co- Investigator, DHS/ Kentucky NIHS, “IMDSS-H." Assist in development of real-time decision support software for healthcare incident command. (PI Gantt)
3. Co-Investigator, DHS PACER II “Center for Study of High Consequence Event Preparedness and Response." Multi-center partnership to study issues related to surge capacity in disaster preparedness and Response (PI Kelen)


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