Jamil Daoud Bayram, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Director - Disaster Metrics, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response

Languages: English, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish


Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Disaster metrics; International emergency medicine; Complex humanitarian emergencies; Disaster medicine & public health preparedness ...read more


Dr. Bayram is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency and holds a joint appointment in the Department of International health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Bayram received his undergraduate and medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. In 1999, he completed his residency in emergency medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He returned to Lebanon where he served as chairman of an emergency department until 2002.  Upon his return to the U.S. he joined the emergency department at Rush University Medical Center as a full time faculty, while continuing to work at Cook County Hospital on a part time basis.

Operationally, Dr. Bayram directed all the emergency management activities at Rush from 2009-2011, and served on various emergency management committees in the City of Chicago. Academically, he directed the joint Cook County/Rush international emergency medicine fellowship from 2004 to 2008. He holds masters degrees in public health, disaster medicine, and educational measurement. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. in public health at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Bayram is the associate director of Johns Hopkins Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and member of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response (CRDR).

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  • Associate Director - Disaster Metrics, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (1994)


  • Emergency Medicine; John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2000)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Recent Grant

  • Principal Investigator: "Development of Hospital Performance Disaster Metrics"- Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Part of a larger grant at the Center for the Study of the National Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER).

Scholarly Projects

  • Development of conceptual framework for hospital performance during seasonal influenza. This study is open for resident participation July 2012- June 2013.   
  • Development of Hospital Performance Disaster Metrics"-Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Part of a larger grant at the Center for the Study of the National Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER). This study is open for resident participation from July 2012- June 2013.
  • Measuring Disaster Severity: Development of the Acute Medical Injury Severity Scale (AMISS). Caitlin McCord is the EM resident involved in this study.    

Selected Publications

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Jacquet GA, Vu A, Ewen WB, Hansoti B, Andescavage S, Price D, Suter RE, Bayram JD. Fellowships in international emergency medicine in the USA: a comparative survey of program directors' and fellows' perspectives on the curriculum. Postgrad Med J. 2014 Jan;90(1059):3-7. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131714. Epub 2013 Aug 20. PMID: 23964131

Silva JC, Shah SC, Rumoro DP, Bayram JD, Hallock MM, Gibbs GS, Waddell MJ. Comparing the accuracy of syndrome surveillance systems in detecting influenza-like illness: GUARDIAN vs. RODS vs. electronic medical record reports. Artif Intell Med. 2013 Nov;59(3):169-74. PMID: 24369035

Bayram JD, Sauer LM, Catlett C, Levin S, Cole G, Kirsch TD, Toerper M, Kelen G. Critical resources for hospital surge capacity: an expert consensus panel. PLoS Curr. 2013 Oct 7;5. pii: ecurrents.dis.67c1afe8d78ac2ab0ea52319eb119688. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.67c1afe8d78ac2ab0ea52319eb119688. PMID: 24162793

Hsu EB, Li Y, Bayram JD, Levinson D, Yang S, Monahan C. State of virtual reality based disaster preparedness and response training. PLoS Curr. 2013 Apr 24;5. pii: ecurrents.dis.1ea2b2e71237d5337fa53982a38b2aff. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.1ea2b2e71237d5337fa53982a38b2aff. PMID: 23653102

Dugas AF, Morton M, Beard R, Pines JM, Bayram JD, Hsieh YH, Kelen G, Uscher-Pines L, Jeng K, Cole G, Rothman R. Interventions to mitigate emergency department and hospital crowding during an infectious respiratory disease outbreak: results from an expert panel. PLoS Curr. 2013 Apr 17;5. pii: ecurrents.dis.1f277e0d2bf80f4b2bb1dd5f63a13993. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.1f277e0d2bf80f4b2bb1dd5f63a13993. PMID: 23856917

Vukotich G, Bayram JD, Miller M. Prairie North 2010: A Joint Civilian / Military Mass Casualty Exercise Highlights the Role of the National Guard in Community Disaster Response. Am J Disaster Med 2012;7(1):65-72. Epub April 2012. 

Bayram JD, Zuabi S. Disaster Metrics: Quantitative Benchmarking of the Pre-hospital Medical Response in Trauma-Related Multiple Casualty Events. Prehosp Disaster Med 2012;27(2):123-129. Epub May 17, 2012.

Bayram JD, Zuabi S. Disaster Metrics: Quantification of Acute Medical Disasters in Trauma-Related Multiple Casualty Events through Modeling of the Acute Medical Severity Index. Prehosp Disaster Med 2012;27(2):130-135. Epub May 17, 2012.

Bayram JD, Kysia R, Kirsch TD. Disaster Metrics: A Proposed Quantitative Assessment Tool in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies - The Public Health Impact Severity Scale (PHISS). Manuscript accepted for publication by Plos Currents: Disasters in June 2012 (in press).

Bayram JD, Zuabi S, El Sayed MJ. Disaster Metrics: Quantitative Estimation of the Number of Ambulances Required in Trauma-Related Multiple Casualty Events. Manuscript accepted for publication by Prehosp Disaster Med in June 2012 (in press).

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