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Debra  Weiner, MD, PhD

Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Emergency Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Assistant in Medicine; Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Harvard Medical School Clerkship
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Emergency Medicine
Contact:
617-355-4144
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Research Overview

Dr. Weiner’s research combines her practice and training in Pediatric Emergency Physician and her training in Human Genetics to improve emergency care of patients with metabolic disease and patients with sickle cell disease. In addition Dr. Weiner has a research focus on integration of innovation technology into clinical care and medical education and has developed software and hardware to improve provider-provider and provider-patient communication, clinical decision support and procedure training. Dr. Weiner is also a disaster physician who deployed to disasters nationally and internationally. She has published on pediatric considerations regarding disaster planning and response, and has co-developed and teaches a disaster simulation course and workshops, and studies the use of simulation for disaster training.

Publications

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  1. Fares S, Femino M, Sayah A, Weiner DL, Yim ES, Douthwright S, Molloy MS, Irfan FB, Karkoukli MA, Lipton R, Burstein JL, Mazrouei MA, Ciottone G. Health care system hazard vulnerability analysis: an assessment of all public hospitals in Abu Dhabi. Disasters. 2014 Apr; 38(2):420-33.
  2. Dampier CD, Smith WR, Wager CG, Kim HY, Bell MC, Miller ST, Weiner DL, Minniti CP, Krishnamurti L, Ataga KI, Eckman JR, Hsu LL, McClish D, McKinlay SM, Molokie R, Osunkwo I, Smith-Whitley K, Telen MJ. IMPROVE trial: a randomized controlled trial of patient-controlled analgesia for sickle cell painful episodes: rationale, design challenges, initial experience, and recommendations for future studies. Clin Trials. 2013 Apr; 10(2):319-31.
  3. Nagler J, Pina C, Weiner DL, Nagler A, Monuteaux MC, Bachur RG. Use of an automated case log to improve trainee evaluations on a pediatric emergency medicine rotation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Mar; 29(3):314-8.
  4. Dampier CD, Smith WR, Kim HY, Wager CG, Bell MC, Minniti CP, Keefer J, Hsu L, Krishnamurti L, Mack AK, McClish D, McKinlay SM, Miller ST, Osunkwo I, Seaman P, Telen MJ, Weiner DL. Opioid patient controlled analgesia use during the initial experience with the IMPROVE PCA trial: a phase III analgesic trial for hospitalized sickle cell patients with painful episodes. Am J Hematol. 2011 Dec; 86(12):E70-3.
  5. Weiner DL, Manzi SF, Briggs SM, Fleisher GR. Response to challenges and lessons learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: a national perspective. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug; 128 Suppl 1:S31-3.
  6. Morrissey LK, Shea JO, Kalish LA, Weiner DL, Branowicki P, Heeney MM. Clinical practice guideline improves the treatment of sickle cell disease vasoocclusive pain. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Mar; 52(3):369-72.
  7. Brett-Fleegler MB, Vinci RJ, Weiner DL, Harris SK, Shih MC, Kleinman ME. A simulator-based tool that assesses pediatric resident resuscitation competency. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e597-603.
  8. Weiner DL, Manzi SF, Waltzman ML, Morin M, Meginniss A, Fleisher GR. FEMA's organized response with a pediatric subspecialty team: the National Disaster Medical System response: a pediatric perspective. Pediatrics. 2006 May; 117(5 Pt 3):S405-11.
  9. Hibberd PL, Weiner DL. Monitoring participant safety in phase I and II interventional trials: options and controversies. J Investig Med. 2004 Nov; 52(7):446-52.
  10. Weiner DL, Brugnara C. Hydroxyurea and sickle cell disease: a chance for every patient. JAMA. 2003 Apr 2; 289(13):1692-4.
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  12. Weiner DL, Hibberd PL, Betit P, Cooper AB, Botelho CA, Brugnara C. Preliminary assessment of inhaled nitric oxide for acute vaso-occlusive crisis in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. JAMA. 2003 Mar 5; 289(9):1136-42.
  13. Weiner DL, Butte AJ, Hibberd PL, Fleisher GR. Computerized recruiting for clinical trials in real time. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Feb; 41(2):242-6.
  14. Santos IK, Costa CH, Krieger H, Feitosa MF, Zurakowski D, Fardin B, Gomes RB, Weiner DL, Harn DA, Ezekowitz RA, Epstein JE. Mannan-binding lectin enhances susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis. Infect Immun. 2001 Aug; 69(8):5212-5.
  15. Chiang VW, Burns JP, Rifai N, Lipshultz SE, Adams MJ, Weiner DL. Cardiac toxicity of intravenous terbutaline for the treatment of severe asthma in children: a prospective assessment. J Pediatr. 2000 Jul; 137(1):73-7.
  16. Morrow DA, Rifai N, Antman EM, Weiner DL, McCabe CH, Cannon CP, Braunwald E. Serum amyloid A predicts early mortality in acute coronary syndromes: A TIMI 11A substudy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000 Feb; 35(2):358-62.
  17. Ledue TB, Weiner DL, Sipe JD, Poulin SE, Collins MF, Rifai N. Analytical evaluation of particle-enhanced immunonephelometric assays for C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A and mannose-binding protein in human serum. Ann Clin Biochem. 1998 Nov; 35 ( Pt 6):745-53.
  18. Morrow DA, Rifai N, Antman EM, Weiner DL, McCabe CH, Cannon CP, Braunwald E. C-reactive protein is a potent predictor of mortality independently of and in combination with troponin T in acute coronary syndromes: a TIMI 11A substudy. Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Jun; 31(7):1460-5.
  19. Weiner DL, Kuppermann N, Saladino RA, Thompson CM, Novitsky TJ, Siber GR, Fleisher GR. Comparison of early and late treatment with a recombinant endotoxin neutralizing protein in a rat model of Escherichia coli sepsis. Crit Care Med. 1996 Sep; 24(9):1514-7.
  20. Stack AM, Saladino RA, Thompson C, Sattler F, Weiner DL, Parsonnet J, Nariuchi H, Siber GR, Fleisher GR. Failure of prophylactic and therapeutic use of a murine anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody in Escherichia coli sepsis in the rabbit. Crit Care Med. 1995 Sep; 23(9):1512-8.
  21. Ames IH, Gagne GM, Weiner DL, Tice DG. Characterization of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes from murine mammary adenocarcinomas. Anticancer Res. 1994 May-Jun; 14(3A):881-8.
  22. Babl FE, Weiner DL, Bhanji F, Davies F, Berry K, Barnett P. Advanced training in pediatric emergency medicine in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia: an international comparison and resources guide. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Mar; 45(3):269-75.
  23. Miller ST, Kim HY, Weiner DL, Wager CG, Gallagher D, Styles LA, Dampier CD, Roseff SD. Red blood cell alloimmunization in sickle cell disease: prevalence in 2010. Transfusion. 2013 Apr; 53(4):704-9.
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