Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH


Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Injury Research Center
Associate Dean, Global Health

(414) 805-6461  |  hargart@mcw.edu

Stephen Hargarten received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and MPH from Johns Hopkins. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for the Global Health Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  In addition, he is the Director of the Injury Research Center and has contributed to the development of targeted injury prevention and control research training initiatives for medical and graduate students in order to prepare the next generation of injury research scientists. Dr. Hargarten’s research interests reflect an intersection of injury and violence prevention and health policy to address the burden of this biosocial disease. His work in linking data systems for understanding violent deaths informed the development of CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System.  Dr. Hargarten was the first Chair of the state-wide Committee on Trauma System Development for the Wisconsin State Health Department.  He served as Chair of the Wisconsin Seat Belt Coalition and has devoted considerable effort towards seat belt legislation in Wisconsin.  Dr. Hargarten serves on national boards of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Association for Safe International Road Travel.  During 2011, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.  In 2014, Dr. Hargarten began serving as President of the Center for International Health, a consortium of nine member academic, health care and governmental organizations and agencies, dedicated to addressing local and global health issues including patient care, education/training, research and community engagement.  He was the founding President of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and has served on the Violence and Injury Prevention Mentoring Committee for the World Health Organization.

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