Ben Weston, MD, MPH
Associate Professor; Associate Fellowship Director, EMS Fellowship
MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2011
BA, Lawrence University, 2005
Dr. Weston is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He serves as Chief Health Policy Advisor for Milwaukee County working to enhance the health of one million citizens. In addition, Dr. Weston is the Director of Medical Services for the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management, overseeing medical services for the 15 fire departments throughout the county. He practices clinically in the emergency department at Froedtert Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center.
Dr. Weston served as the Medical Director for the Milwaukee County/City/Municipality COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center. He has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and in Politico and The New York Times. He has provided medical direction and oversight for events including NFL, NBA, MLB, IndyCar, and USA Triathlon. He has been selected as Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 under 40, named the Public Health Leader of the Year, and listed as “Best of Milwaukee” in Milwaukee Magazine.
Dr. Weston received his baccalaureate degree at Lawrence University, his medical degree and master of public health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed his emergency medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Weston is dual board-certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine after completing his Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Weston’s research interests include prehospital care, resuscitation, health equity, and public health surveillance.
Blind Spots: Biases in Prehospital Race and Ethnicity Recording
(Weston BW.) Prehospital Emergency Care. 2023 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147740241 01/01/2023
Documenting Patient Interaction: Emergency Medical Services Report Reader Expectations and Improvements for Providers.
(Angeli EL, Jezykowski J, Sinclair P, Grawey T, Poltrock JT, Weston B.) WMJ. 2022 Dec;121(4):285-291 PMID: 36637839 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85146363717 01/14/2023
Outcomes of law enforcement officer administered naloxone.
(Gooley B, Weston B, Colella MR, Farkas A.) Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Dec;62:25-29 PMID: 36215781 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85139273729 10/11/2022
Accidental Occupational Exposure to a Large Volume of Liquid Fentanyl on a Compromised Skin Barrier with No Resultant Effect.
(Feldman R, Weston BW.) Prehosp Disaster Med. 2022 Aug;37(4):550-552 PMID: 35722948 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85134426255 06/21/2022
SAFER model: Strategic allocation of fundamental epidemic resources.
(Weston BW, Swingen ZN, Gramann S, Pojar D.) J Public Health (Oxf). 2022 Jun 27;44(2):228-233 PMID: 33161436 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133102518 11/09/2020
Examining the Examiners: How Medical Death Investigators Describe Suicidal, Homicidal, and Accidental Death.
(Miner AS, Markowitz DM, Peterson BL, Weston BW.) Health Commun. 2022 Apr;37(4):467-475 PMID: 33950764 PMCID: PMC8939265 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097080347 05/06/2021
Targeting Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations Using the Evaluating Vulnerability and Equity (EVE) Model.
(Weston BW, Swingen ZN, Gramann S, Pojar D.) Am J Public Health. 2022 Feb;112(2):220-222 PMID: 35080941 PMCID: PMC8802590 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123905268 01/27/2022
The relationship between adverse childhood experiences, the frequency and acuity of emergency department utilization and primary care engagement.
(Diaz R, Walker RJ, Lu K, Weston BW, Young N, Fumo N, Hilgeman B.) Child Abuse Negl. 2022 Feb;124:105479 PMID: 35026607 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123585305 01/14/2022
Examining the Examiners: How Medical Death Investigators Describe Suicidal, Homicidal, and Accidental Death
(Miner AS, Markowitz DM, Peterson BL, Weston BW.) Health Communication. 2022;37(4):467-475 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097080347 01/01/2022
Change in out-of-hospital 12-lead ECG diagnostic classification following resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
(Aufderheide TP, Engel TW 2nd, Saleh HO, Gutterman DD, Weston BW, Pepe PE, Baker JE, Labinski J, Debaty G, Tang L, Szabo A, Kalra R, Yannopoulos D, Colella MR.) Resuscitation. 2021 Dec;169:45-52 PMID: 34666124 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85118490179 10/20/2021
ED EMS time: A COVID-friendly alternative to ambulance ride-alongs.
(Grawey T, Hinze J, Weston B.) AEM Educ Train. 2021 Aug;5(4):e10689 PMID: 34632247 PMCID: PMC8486211 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122060243 10/12/2021
Choosing a Vasopressor for a Prehospital Emergency Medical System: Consideration for Agent Selection and Review of Pharmacologic Profiles, Efficacy, and Safety in Treatment of Shock.
(Feldman R, Stanton M, Chinn M, Grawey T, Weston B.) WMJ. 2020 Dec;119(4):240-247 PMID: 33428833 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85099890579 01/12/2021