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Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Appointed to the CPSTF: 2019

Stephen HargartenStephen Hargarten, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, associate dean for Global Health, and director of the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His research interests reflect an intersection of injury and violence prevention and health policy to address the burden of this biopsychosocial disease. His work in linking data systems for understanding violent deaths informed the development of CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System.

Dr. Hargarten serves on the national boards of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Association for Safe International Road Travel. He was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011 (now the National Academy of Medicine). In 2014, Dr. Hargarten began serving as president of the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium (formerly the Center for International Health), which has 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, and he has served on the Violence and Injury Prevention Mentoring Committee for the World Health Organization. Dr. Hargarten was also appointed to the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, serving as a member of its Executive Committee starting in 2019.

Dr. Hargarten received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.