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

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  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese


Emergency Medicine


Kiemanh Pham, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, earned a medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, in 2009 and a fellowship in international emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins University in 2011.

Dr. Pham joined the emergency medicine faculty after completing his fellowship. He has worked on implementing measures of public health indicators in displaced populations in Sudan, India, Ethiopia and Colombia. More recently, he has worked on the use of health information systems to measure population health as it pertains to emergency department visits. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; New York University School of Medicine (2005)


  • Emergency Medicine; Kern Medical Center (2009)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Use of geographic information systems and spatial analysis in studying emergency medicine in low- and middle-income countries. Application of health information systems in population health. Implementing measures of public health indicators for displaced populations.

Selected Publications

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  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.
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