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TariVerdi M, Miller-Hooks E, & Kirsch T. (2018). Strategies for Improved Hospital Response to Mass Casualty IncidentsDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-13. doi:10.1017/dmp.2018.4.

Courtney CS, Kirsch TD. Orthopedic Knowledge and Need in the Provincial Philippines: Pilot Study of a Population Based Survey.  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2018. doi:10.1017/S1049023X18000122.

Leeper WR, Haut ER, Pandian V, Nakka S, Dodd-o J, Bhatti N, Saheed M, Dalesio N, Miller C, Schiavi A, Hunt E, Kirsch T, Berkow L. Multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Course: An Essential Educational Component of a Hospital-Wide Difficult Airway Response Program. J. Surgical Ed. 2018 Apr 5. pii: S1931-7204(17)30684-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.03.001. 

Muck, A., Givens, M., Bebarta, V., Mason, P., Goolsby, C. Emergency Physicians at War. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Epub ahead of print March 8, 2018, DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2018.1.36233.

Goolsby CA, Strauss‐Riggs K, Klimczak V, Gulley K, Rojas L, Godar C, Raiciulescu S, Kellermann AL, Kirsch TD. Brief, Web‐Based Education Improves Lay Rescuer Application of a Tourniquet to Control Life‐Threatening BleedingAEM Education and Training. Feb 2018.

Goolsby, Craig MD; Jacobs, Lenworth MD; Hunt, Richard C. MD; Goralnick, Eric MD; Singletary, Eunice M. MD; Levy, Matthew J. DO; Goodloe, Jeffrey M. MD; Epstein, Jonathan L. MEMS; Strauss-Riggs, Kandra MPH; Seitz, Samuel R. MEd; Krohmer, Jon R. MD; Nemeth, Ira MD; Rowe, Dennis Wayne EMT-P; Bradley, Richard N. MD; Gestring, Mark L. MD; Kirsch, Thomas D. MD Stop the Bleed Education Consortium: Education program content and delivery recommendations. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: January 2018 - Volume 84 - Issue 1 - p 205–210.


Kirsch TD, Schlegelmilch J, Strauss-Riggs K, Chandler T, Redlener I. Regions respond to catastrophes. Dis Med Public Health Prep. 2017;11(4):360-3.

Upton L, Kirsch TD, Harvey M, Hanfling D. Health care coalitions as response organizations: Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Dis Med Pub Health Prep. 2017;11 (6), 637-639.

Margolis G, Kirsch TDTube Thoracostomy. In Roberts and Hedges (ed.), Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, 7th Ed., W. B. Saunders Company, 2017.

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

Givens, M., Muck, A., Goolsby, C. Battlefield to bedside: 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

Morton Hamer MJ, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Beadling CW. Liberia National Disaster Preparedness Coordination Exercise: Implementing Lessons Learned from the West African Disaster Preparedness InitiativeAmerican Journal of Disaster Medicine.2017:12(1):35-41.

Morton Hamer MJ, Jordan JJ, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Gaye DB, Beadling CW. Republic of Senegal Disaster Preparedness and Response Exercise: Lessons Learned and Progress Toward Key Goals. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2017:11(2):183-189.

Morton Hamer MJ, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Kelen GD, Bradstreet NA, Beadling CW. The West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative: Strengthening National Capacities for All-Hazards Disaster Preparedness. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2017:11(4):431-438.

Lamontagne F, Reed P, et al. Evidence-based Guidelines for Supportive Care of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease. Lancet. 2017:S0140-6736(17)31795-6.

Morton Hamer MJ, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Beadling CW. Enhancing Global Health Security: US Africa Command’s Disaster Preparedness Program. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2018: 1-11. doi:10.1017/dmp.2018.17

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).

Gulley K, Strauss-Riggs K, Goolsby C. Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Special Collection of Papers for a Special PopulationDisaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Feb;11(1):26-27. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.4. 

Gulley K, Strauss-Riggs K, Kirsch TD, Goolsby C. Innovations for Tomorrow: Summary of the 2016 Disaster Health Education SymposiumDisaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Apr;11(2):160-162. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.208. Epub 2017 Jan 17.


Altman BA, Gulley KH, Rossi C, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K. Delivering Flexible Education and Training to Health Professionals: Caring for Older Adults in DisastersDisaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Aug;10(4):633-7. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.20. Epub 2016 Apr 25. PubMed PMID: 27109606.

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).


Millin M, Jenkins L, Kirsch TD:  A comparative analysis of two external healthcare disaster responses following Hurricane Katrina.  Prehospital Emergency Care 2006;10:451–456.

Pant AJ, Kirsch TD, Subbarao IS, Hsieh YS, Vu A. Faith-based organizations and sustainable sheltering Operations in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Informal Network Utilization.  Prehosp Disast Med 2008:23(1): 48-54.

Greenough GP, Lappi, MD, Hsu E, Fink S, Hsieh YH, Vu A, Heaton C, Kirsch TD. Burden of disease and health status among Hurricane Katrina-displaced persons in shelters: A population-based cluster sample. Ann Emerg Med 2008; 51(4): 426-32.

Brahmbhatt D, Chan J, Mowafi H, Hsu E, Kirsch TD, Quereshi A, Greenough PG.  Public health preparedness of post-Katrina and Rita shelter health staff.   Prehosp Disaster Med 2009;24(6):500-5.


Enhancing the Translation of Disaster Health Competencies into Practice (February 2014) proposes revisions to the 2012 pyramid learning framework from the article "Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health". Located in Knowledge & Learning - Translating Competencies


Proposals for Aligning Disaster Health Competency Models(February 2013) provides suggestions for standardizing and aligning the building blocks of disaster health competency models.  - Pediatric Preparedness


Toward a Pediatric Disaster Health Core Curriculum (April 2012) is a letter to the editor of the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Journal detailing the NCDMPH's efforts toward a competency-based curriculum for responding to children's needs during a disaster Located in Knowledge & Learning - Pediatric Preparedness


Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health(March 2012) is a co-authored set of 11 core competencies and 36 sub-competencies that can be reasonably expected of all potential Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF-8) responders Located in Knowledge & Learning - Competencies