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Catherine Staton

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Research Professor, Global Health

Trent 304
(919) 681-2672

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Catherine Lynch


Catherine's research is focused on the trauma and injury care as well as health disparities amount injury patients. Clinically, she has witnessed the burden of injury and the magnitude of its impact on patients, family and communities both in the United States and abroad. In 2011, she completed an ARRA NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mozambique conducting a Preventable Death Project and implementing the Ministry of Health's Clinical Trauma Registry at the country's premier trauma referral center Maputo Central Hospital. After fellowship and post-doctoral studies, she transitioned to Duke and switched focus to addressing injury prevention and care at KCMC in Moshi, Tanzania.


Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Global Injury and Injury Prevention

An introduction to the field of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. Prominent types of injury are very different in different settings and those to be discussed in the course are those related to motor vehicles, assaults, firearms, self-injurious behavior and global toxicology. Behavioral, biological, economic and social issues related to the implementation of injury reduction policies will be explored through case studies of specific injury scenarios and interventions. Course will delve into epidemiology, specific research methods and innovative research methods and articles.

Course Notes:
GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective


Recent Publications

Dezman Z, de Andrade L, Vissoci JR, El-Gabri D, Johnson A, Hirshon HM, Staton CA. Hotspots and causes of motor vehicle crashes in Baltimore, Maryland: A geospatial analysis of five years of police crash and census data. Injury 47(11), 2450-2458

Stankevitz K, Staton CA, Schoenfisch A, De Silva V, THarindra H, Stroo M, Ostbye T. Prevalence of occupational injury and its contributing factors among rubber tappers in Galle, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2016 1-8

Patel A, Abraham J, Reid N, Tran T, Tomecsek K, Vissoci JRN, Vieira MMC, Eucker S, Gerardo CJ, Staton CA. Quality of the Development of Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Practice Guidelines; A systematic Review. PloS One (2016) PloS one 11 (9), e0161554

Farber SH, Vissoci JRN, Tran TM, Fuller AT, Butler EK, Andrade L, Staton CA, Makumbi F, Luboga S, Muhumuza C, Namanya DB, Chipman JG, Galukande M, Haglund MM. Geospatial Analysis of unmet surgical need in Uganda: an analysis of SOSAS survey data. World J Surg (2016). doi:10.1007/s00268-016-3689-5

Tran TM, Farber SH, Vissoci JRN, Fuller AT, Butler EK, Andrade L, Staton C, Makumbi F, Luboga S, Muhumuza C, Chipman JG, Galakande M, Haglund MM. Geographic access and relationship to unmet surgical need in Uganda: a geospatial analysis of a household survey on burden of surgical conditions in Uganda. Annals of Global Health, 2016 82:3 564-565

Patel A, Krebs E, Andrade L, Rulisa S, Vissoci JRN, Staton CA. The epidemiology of road traffic injury hotspots in Kigali, Rwanda from police data. BMC Public Health, 2016. 16: p. 697.

JRN Vissoci, L Andrade, AP Batilana, E Carvalho, AC Oliveira, PRS Calvo, MM Haglund, CA Staton. Improving Interdisciplinary Research Through Educational Trading Zones: A Mixed Methods Approach To Evaluating Communication Patterns Between Physicians and Statisticians. (2016) Revista Eletrônica Gestão & Sociedade, v.10, n.25, p. 1164-1180

Reardon JM, Harmon KJ, Schult G, Staton CA, Waller AE. Use of diagnostic codes for detection of clinically significant opioid poisoning in the emergency department: A retrospective analysis of a surveillance case definition. BMC Emergency Medicine. 2016, 16:11 DOI: 10.1186/s12873-016-0075-4

Staton C, DeSliva V, Krebs E, et al. High Road Utilizers Survey compared to Police Data for Road Traffic Crash Hotspot Localization in Rwanda and Sri Lanka. (2015) BMC Public Health, 15:53, DOI:10.1186/s12889-015-2609-1

Staton CA, Msilanga D, Kiwango G, C, Vissoci JRN, de Andrade L, Lester R, Hocker MB, Gerardo CJ, Mvungi M, (2015) A prospective registry evaluating the epidemiology and clinical care of Traumatic Brain Injury patients and the way forward, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2015.1061562

Staton CA, Vissoci JRN, Gong E, et al. (2015) Road Traffic Prevention Initiatives; a systematic review and meta-summary of effectiveness in low and middle income countries, PLoS One, in press

Kiwango G, Msilanga D, Gerardo C, Hocker M, Lester R, Mvungi M, Ntabaye M, Lynch C. Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center Moshi, Tanzania Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Dallas Texas, May 2014

Vu A, Duber H, Sasser SM, Hansoti B, Lynch CA, Khan A, Johnson T, Hargarten S. "Emergency Care Research Funding in the Global Health Context: Trends, Priorities and Future Directions." Accepted for publication Academic Emergency Medicine, August 2013

N. Periyasamy, CA Lynch, SD Dharmaratne, DB Nugegoda, T Ostbye. Under reporting of road traffic injuries in the district of Kandy, Sri Lanka. BMJ Open 2013; 3(11): e003640 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003640

Asonganyi E, Vaghasia M, Rodrigues C, Phadtare A, Ford A, Pietrobon R, Lynch CA (2013) Factors Affecting Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pap Smear Screening among Healthcare Providers in Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Summary of 2045 Individuals. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072712

Dai D, Zhang Y, Lynch C, Miller T, Shakir M., Childhood drowning in Georgia: A geographic information system analysis Applied Geography 2013; 37;11-22

Lynch CA, Schenk E, Taibo C, de Costa A, Machado C, Chilundo B, Sasser SM, Wright DW. Implementation of a Clinical Trauma Registry as a Quality Improvement Measure at Maputo Central Hospital, Maputo Mozambique; African Conference in Emergency Medicine. November 2012

Woo J, Kapadia N, Phanco S, Lynch CA."Intentional Dabigatran Overdoase and a Positive Outcome: Case Report. Medical Journal of Toxicology

Monica H. Swahn, Ph.D., Lindsay Gressard, Jane B. Palmier, J.D., M.P.H., Rogers Kasirye, Catherine Lynch, M.D., Huang Yao, M.A. Victimization and Perpetration with Weapons among Youth in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda; West J Emerg Med 2012; 13(3): 253-9

Dodge K, Lynch C, Biroscak B, Evans L, Moore C. Use of Ultrasound Improves Success Rates of Junior Resident Central Venous Catheter Insertions. J Ultrasound Med 2012; 31:1519-1526

Periyasamy N, Lynch CA, et al. The incidence of raod traffic injuries in Kandy, Sri Lanka, World Safety Conference, Wellington New Zealand 2012

Jetha EA, Lynch CA, Houry DE, et al. Treatment, Services and Follow-up for Victims of Family Violence in Health Clinics in Maputo, Mozambique. West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(3):348-353.

Jetha EA, Lynch CA, Houry DE, et al. Characteristics of victims of family violence seeking care at health centers in Maputo, Mozambique. Journal of Emerg Trauma Shock. 2011;4(3):369-373.

Lynch CA, Houry DE, Dai D, Wright DW. Evidence-based Community Consultation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18:972-976.

DeMers G, Lynch CA, Vilke GM. Retail store-related traumatic injuries in paediatric and elderly populations. Jour Paramed Prac 3(11) Nov 11, 632-636