American Journal of Disaster Medicine

American Journal of Disaster Medicine deals with all aspects of mass casualty medicine and its public health implications.

With the publication of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine, for the first time, comes real guidance in this important medical specialty, from the foremost experts in mass casualty medicine; including a deadly cocktail of catastrophic events like blast wounds and post explosion injuries, biological weapons contamination and mass physical and psychological trauma that comes in the wake of natural and man-made disasters as well as disease outbreak.

The journal has one goal: to provide physicians and medical professionals the latest research and essential informational tools they need as they seek to manage the complexities of emergency medical and trauma skills with crisis management in a mass casualty environment.

Peer reviewed and designed to meet the formidable medical challenges in a post 9/11, post Katrina world, the American Journal of Disaster Medicine addresses all aspects of this important discipline and does so under the watchful eye of a internationally recognized editorial review board led by Editor-in-Chief Susan M.Briggs, MD, MPH, Director, International Trauma and Disaster Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Under the guidance of Dr. Briggs, who is also the Supervising Medical Officer, International Medical Surgical Response Teams, National Disaster Medical System, the journal will be interdisciplinary and have a national and international focus in view of the global threats of today's complex disasters.

Each issue of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine will offer physicians and medical professionals, an academic forum on topics as wide ranging as these:

  • Medical preparation for mass gathering events
  • Triage in disaster medicine both extra hospital and in hospital
  • Toxicological disaster
  • Ethics in disaster medicine
  • Confined space and medical training
  • Military triage translating to civilian disasters
  • Medical response to collapsed structures
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Open brain injuries
  • Effectively treating large numbers of injured people
  • Evaluating patients for exposure to various chemical, biological and radioactive agents
  • indexed in PubMed/Medline
  • peer-reviewed
  • disaster and emergency medicine
  • interdisciplinary
  • natural disasters
  • disease outbreak
  • biological weapons contamination
  • psychological trauma
  • pandemic flu
  • military triage

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Vol 16, No 4 (2021): Fall

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Table of Contents


Christophe Thiery, MD, Daniel Jost, MD, Isabelle Klein, MD, Frédérique Dufour-Gaume, MD, Olivier Stibbe, MD, Bertrand Prunet, MD, PhD
Cina Karimaghaei, Kevin Merkley, MD, Hossein Nazari, MD, PhD
Gregory Jasani, MD, James MacNeal, DO, MPH, Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD
Matthew A. Tovar, BS, Catherine H. Zwemer, BS, Christopher M. Wend, BS, Andrew C. Meltzer, MD, Babak Sarani, MD, James P. Phillips, MD

Review Articles

Rebecca Leff, MD, Anand Selvam, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Robyn Bernstein, MPH, Lydia Wallace, MD, Alison Hayward, MD, MPH, Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH, Denise Hersey, MLS, Christine Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTM&H

Case Studies

Alexander Hart, MD, Álvaro Mardones Rodríguez, MD, José Retamal Carvajal, MD, Gregory R. Ciottone, MD

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American Journal of Disaster Medicine