Carol Chen, MD, MPH

UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine
+1 415 476-3356

Carol C. Chen, M.D., M.P.H. is a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physician who serves as Co-Director of the Collaborating Centre.  She is also the Co-Medical Director of the pediatric emergency department at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.  She is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency program at UCLA before heading to Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine to complete fellowships in PEM and global health.  During this time, she also completed an MPH at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Carol is passionate about improving the care of ill and injured children in low-resource settings, both abroad and closer to home.  Her work in the Collaborating Centre has allowed her to pursue this goal by supporting the World Health Organization's efforts to expand access to high-quality emergency care, especially in low- and middle-income countries.  Carol has focused on medical education, especially continuing medical education for working professionals, as well as advocacy.  She has contributed to a number of curriculum development projects including the WHO/ICRC Basic Emergency Care course, and leading a group in the African Federation for Emergency Medicine to create a PEM curricula.  She also serves on the WHO Taskforce of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.

As a member of the WHO Global Alliance for Care of the Injured (GACI), Carol provides support to efforts to reduce the large worldwide burden of injuries.  More locally, she is working with several agencies in San Francisco to raise awareness about the effectiveness of proven injury prevention techniques to reduce unintentional injuries in children.


Understanding a community's needs for an emergency department-based childhood injury prevention programme: a mixed-methods study.

Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention

Yusuf HM, Rosenthal E, Kornblith A, Sowar C, Del Toro R, Chen CC

Using Geocoding to Identify COVID-19 Outbreaks in Congregate Residential Settings: San Francisco's Outbreak Response in Single-Room Occupancy Hotels.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Cohen SE, Stookey J, Anderson N, Morris D, Singzon T, Dann M, Burk K, Chen CC

Toxic Exposures Among Young Children One Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Review of Three San Francisco Bay Area Emergency Departments.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Devlin G, Addo N, Shaahinfar A, Chen CC, Grupp-Phelan J, Kornblith AE

Unilateral Loss of Maxillary Molars in Young Mice Leads to Bilateral Condylar Adaptation and Degenerative Disease.

JBMR plus

Chen CP, Zhang J, Zhang B, Hassan MG, Hane K, Chen CC, Navarro Palacios AA, Kapila S, Jheon AH, Goodwin AF

Invasive Bacterial Infections in Afebrile Infants Diagnosed With Acute Otitis Media.


McLaren SH, Cruz AT, Yen K, Lipshaw MJ, Bergmann KR, Mistry RD, Gutman CK, Ahmad FA, Pruitt CM, Thompson GC, Steimle MD, Zhao X, Schuh AM, Thompson AD, Hanson HR, Ulrich SL, Meltzer JA, Dunnick J, Schmidt SM, Nigrovic LE, Waseem M, Velasco R, Ali S, Cullen DL, Gomez B, Kaplan RL, Khanna K, Strutt J, Aronson PL, Taneja A, Sheridan DC, Chen CC, Bogie AL, Wang A, Dayan PS, PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH COMMITTEE

This Article Corrects: "Effectiveness of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Curriculum in a Public Tanzanian Referral Hospital".

The western journal of emergency medicine

Chen CC, Werne AL, Osborn KA, Vo H, George U, Sawe H, Addo N, Tenner AG

Effectiveness of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Curriculum in a Public Tanzanian Referral Hospital.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Chen CC, Werne AL, Osborn KA, Vo H, George U, Sawe H, Addo N, Cruz AT