Faculty Profile: David Bouslough, MD, MPH, DTM

David Bouslough, MD, MPH, DTM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Work: +1 401-545-0279
Current research projects center around the lessons learned from the September 29, 2009 American Samoan Tsunami, the 2008 Pacific Arts Festival Mass Gathering event preparations, the endemic Dengue Fever disease burden, Dengue and Leptospirosis co-infections, and the development of Palliative Care in the developing nation setting.


DAVID BOUSLOUGH, MD has recently re-joined the faculty of The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital after a two year leave of absence in which he served as the Chief of Emergency Medicine & Primary Care at LBJ Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa

Residency Training: Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University, Sparrow/Ingham Hospitals

Fellowship: International Emergency Medicine, UEMF/Brown University Graduate School

Other Training: Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Board Certified: Emergency Medicine

Academic Interests: International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, Tropical Medicine, Medical Education

Grants and Awards

"Commitment to Healthcare Excellence" Medical Staff Service Award: LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa, May 5, 2010.

"Outstanding Service Award" Department of Emergency Medicine & Primary Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa, May 1, 2010.


LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa
-Director of Life Support Services for Medical and Nursing Staff
-Consultant: Code 500, Emergency Preparedness, Palliative Care Committees

Oceania University School of Medicine, Apia, Samoa
-Faculty, School of Medicine Lecturer

Funded Research


Teaching Experience

Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency
- Tropical Medicine, Disaster Response, Emergency Dermatology and Ophthalmology Lectures

International Emergency Medicine, Faculty Development Lecture Series

National/International Tsunami and Emerging Infectious Disease Lectures

Selected Publications

  • Lubo Zhang, Ph.D., DaLiao Xiao, M.S., David B. Bouslough, M.S., Long-term high-altitude hypoxia increases plasma nitrate levels in pregnant ewes and their fetuses. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dec 1998, Bol 179, pp. 1594-1598. (1998)
  • Bouslough D, McDevitt M, Clark M. Prevalence of Adult Patients Seeking Follow Up Care for Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache: A Community Emergency Department Experience. (Pending acceptance Annals of Emergency Medicine) ()