Patrick Carter, MD

Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training and chief residency at the University of Michigan, followed by a two-year research fellowship sponsored by a NIH T32 grant through the UM Addiction Research Center and the Injury Prevention Center. His current research focuses on firearm injury prevention, specifically the development and implementation of emergency department (ED)‐based interventions to decrease firearm violence and associated risk behaviors among high‐risk urban youth populations. He has led several projects examining the public health problem of firearm violence, including studies characterizing illegal firearm possession among youth, firearm violence outcomes among ED populations, and the unique characteristics of firearm conflicts that differentiate them from other types of peer violence. He has also directed several projects examining behavioral interventions for decreasing or preventing violence among urban youth populations. Dr. Carter has served as a member of the Technical Advisory Group focused on developing a firearm research agenda for the American College of Emergency Physicians. His work has also focused on examining policy‐level interventions across several injury-related public health issues, including firearm violence and alcohol-impaired driving. Dr. Carter currently has funding as a PI or Co-I on grants from NIDA, NIAAA, CDCP, and NICHD, all of which are focused within the field of violence and injury prevention.