Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH (Vice Chair)

Joined CPSTF: 2019
Appointed Vice Chair: 2023

Stephen HargartenStephen Hargarten, MD, MPH is a professor of emergency medicine, founding dean of global health, and founding director of the Comprehensive Injury Center (CIC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hargarten’s research interests reflect an intersection of injury and violence prevention and health policy to address the burden of this complex biopsychosocial disease.

Dr. Hargarten’s work linking data systems to understand violent deaths helped inform development of CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System. He is a member of a CIC team that is actively translating the Cardiff Model into communities (linking assault data from emergency departments, emergency medical services, and police records). Recently, he led investigations into the ballistics of bullets that are linked to civilian deaths and injuries.

Dr. Hargarten was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, and in 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). He was the founding president of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and has served on the Violence and Injury Prevention Mentoring Committee for the World Health Organization. Dr. Hargarten currently serves on the national boards of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the NASEM Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. Previously, he served on the board of the Association for Safe International Road Travel.

Dr. Hargarten has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts. He has lectured regionally, nationally, and internationally on gun violence, global health, and injury prevention and control. Dr. Hargarten received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.