Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, FACEP

Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, FACEP


Name: Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, FACEP

Department of Primary Appointment: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Professor, Vice Chair, Education, USU Military and Emergency Medicine; Science Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health

Affiliated Departments: Military & Emergency Medicine,
Affiliated Center: NCDMPH

Research Interests:
Medical education, military-civilian knowledge transfer, simulation, combat casualty care

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Office Phone: (301) 295-9657
Room: Bldg. 72C, Rm. C1079A & RL-1000-RL1008



- M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, MD 
- Emergency Medicine Residency, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Transitional Internship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
- M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 
- B.S., United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO 


Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, FACEP is a Professor and the Vice Chair of Education of the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, and the Science Director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Goolsby is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, received his medical degree as an Alpha Omega Alpha honor graduate from the Tulane University School of Medicine, completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned a Master of Education in the Health Professions degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Dr. Goolsby is a combat veteran. He served two tours as an Air Force emergency physician in Iraq, prior to joining the faculty at USU. Dr. Goolsby is a national leader in military-to-civilian knowledge transfer efforts; particularly for the Stop the Bleed education program. He has received numerous teaching awards for his work directing tactical combat casualty care education for USU’s military medical students and overseeing interdisciplinary education using mixed modality simulation in a variety of forums. He has numerous ongoing research projects that focus on medical education and military-to-civilian knowledge transfer.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 2017 Impact Award
  • 2016 Dean's Annual Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2015 Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • 2014 Innovation in Education Award


  • Goolsby, C., Jacobs, L., Hunt, R., Goralnick, E., Singletary, E., Levy, M. Goodloe, J., Epstein, J., Strauss-Riggs, K., Seitz, S., Krohmer, J., Nemeth, I., Rowe, D., Bradley, R., Gestring, M., Kirsch, T., Stop the Bleed Education Consortium: Education Program Content & Delivery Recommendations. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Epub ahead of print 2017 Oct 25. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001732
  • Givens, M., Muck, A., Goolsby, C. Translating Wartime Innovations to Civilian Emergency Medicine. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. November 2017; 35 (11):1746-1749. Epub ahead of print August, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.24
  • Goolsby, C. Branting, A., Ausman, J., Williams, D., Ausman, C., David, J., Allard, R. Systematic Review of Live-Tissue v. Simulation Education for Pre-Hospital Trauma Providers. Military Medicine. September/October 2017, vol 182, 9/10:e1824, doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-17-00026
  • Levy, M., Goolsby, C., Eastman, A. Improvised vs. Commercial Tourniquets. JAMA. 2017 August 8;318(6):575. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.8589
  • Strauss-Riggs, K., Yeskey, K. Miller, A., Arensen, S., Goolsby, C. Translating Battlefield Practices to Disaster Health. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2017 Aug;11(4):510-511. Epub ahead of print February 9, 2017 (doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.196).
  • Goolsby, C., Chen, E., Branting, A., Weissbrod, E., David, J., Moore, K., Olsen, C. Analysis of Layperson Tourniquet Application Using a Novel Color-Coded Device. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Vol. 10(2) April 2016. P. 274-280 (Epub February 1, 2016).
  • Rasmussen, T., Baer, D., Goolsby, C. The Giving Back - Battlefield Lesson to National Preparedness. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Vol. 80(1) January 2016. P. 166-7 (Epub October 29, 2015).
  • Goolsby, C., Chen, E., Schwartz, J. Patient-Perspective Video Feedback for Trauma Training. Medical Education. Vol. 49: November 2015. P. 1165-1166.
  • Goolsby, C., Branting A., Chen, E., Mack, E., Olsen, C. Just-in-Time to Save Lives: A Study of Layperson Tourniquet Application. Academic Emergency Medicine. September 2015;22(9): P.1113-7 (Epub August 20, 2015).
  • Parmar, P., Goolsby, C., Udompanyanan, K., Matesick, L., Burgamy, K., Mower, W. Value of Screening Studies in Medically Cleared Psychiatric Patients. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Nov, 2012. P. 388-393.