Faculty Profile: Michael Mello, MD, MPH

Michael Mello, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Work: +1 401-444-6684
Injury Prevention and Control - specifically motor vehicle safety, impaired drivers, alcohol as a risk factor for injury, pediatric injury prevention, and home safety

Biography

My academic career is focused in both research and teaching. As Director of the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital, my research focus is injury prevention and control. In addition to my research, my teaching duties include Co-Director of the required Clerkship in Community Health for medical students, Director of the Injury Prevention Research Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital, and routinely mentoring students, residents, and fellows on research projects related to injury prevention.

Institutions

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Grants and Awards

American Board of Internal Medicine Certification 1989
American Board of Emergency Medicine Certification 1997; 2006
Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP)1999

John E. Fogarty Award; Rhode Island Public Health Association May 2006

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physician
Rhode Island Chapter - American College of Emergency Physicians
Rhode Island Medical Society
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
American Public Health Association
Rhode Island Public Health Association
Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research

Funded Research

ED Based Prevention Intervention to Delay Alcohol Use by Young Adolescents
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism R21 AA018380
4/10 – 3/12 $438,759
Linakis, J (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I)

ReDIAL
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism R01 AA17895
3/10-2/15 $3,291,074
Mello, MJ (PI)


Translation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Guidelines to Pediatric Trauma Centers
Centers for Disease Control, R01/CE001-158601,
9/2009-9/2012, $599,345
Mello, MJ (PI)


Reducing Youth Dangerous Driving
Centers for Disease Control, 1R49 CE000544-01
10/05 – 9/08, $900,000
Nirenberg, T (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I),

Project Integrate: Integrating A Model for Integrating
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention into a Community ED
Emergency Medicine Foundation, 7/05 - 6/07, $75,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Safe Playgrounds 2004
Allstate Foundation CU181320, 5/04-12/04, $60,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Science Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
RI MHRH 5875, 6/04 – 6/05, $160,000
Palmicsiano, L. (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-I)

Providence Safe Communities Partnership
RI Department of Transportation, 70A00301391, 4/04 – 5/06, $200,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

SOS: Screening for Our Safety
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, AAAFTS51082, 4/04 – 10/05,$125,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Phone Intervention of ETOH Use in ED MVC Patients
Centers for Disease Control, R49/CCR1232280-01,10/03-9/06,$897,680
Mello, MJ (PI)

Reducing Injury, Alcohol and Marijuana Use among ED Pts.
NIAAA, 1R01AA13709-01A1, 8/2003-7/2007, $2,106,398.
Woolard, R (PI); Mello, MJ (Co-I)

Risk Watch Curriculum
National Fire Protection Association, 5/03-5/04, $30,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Providence
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 047099, 11/02 -11/06, $213, 000.
Mello, MJ, (Co-PI), Nirenberg, T (Co-PI), Palmicsiano, L (Co-PI).

Phone Intervention of ETOH Use in ED MVC Patients - a pilot study
Centers for Disease Control, R49/CCR122458-01, 10/02-10/03, $99,824.
Mello, MJ (PI)

Reducing Youthful Drunk Driving (RYDD),
RI Judicial /RI Department of Transportation, 1/01- 2/05, $360,000
Nirenberg, T (PI), Mello, MJ (Co-PI)

Providence Safe Communities Partnership
RI Department of Transportation 70A202705, 2/01-2/03, $200,000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Rhode Island Violent Death Reporting System Pilot Project
Harvard Injury Control Research Center, 2/02-2/03, $9000.
Mello, MJ (PI)

Scooter Injury Prevention Video
American College of Emergency Physicians, 10/01-10/02, $7,250
Mello, MJ (PI)

Risk Watch Curriculum
National Fire Protection Association, 5/01-5/02, $6000
Mello, MJ (PI)

Examining Alcohol Use in Rhode Island Boaters
UEMF (internal funding), 6/99-7/01, $1800
Mello, MJ (PI)

Teaching Experience

I am Co-Director of the Commnity Health Clerkship. This is a required clerkship for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University students during their third or fourth year of medical school. The course allows the student to look at the practice of health care from a community's perspective. The clerkship offers many field experience choices that gives students unique and intense experiences on one focused health issue. I also teach "Injury as a Public Health Problem" within the Department of Epidemiology for graduate students.

Courses Taught

  • Community Health Clerkship (BMS 540)