Stephen P. Wall, MD

  • Specialty: Emergency Medicine
  • Language: English


  • Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, 2002
Education and Training
  • Residency, L.A. County Harbor-UCLA Med. Ctr., Emergency Medicine, 2001
  • MD from New York University, 1998

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My Research

I am a NIDDK funded health disparities researcher with a focus on improving organ donation opportunities for priority populations. To do so, I conduct interdisciplinary collaborative research with experts in bioethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and multimedia education, communications and technology. My short-term research objectives include applying mixed methods approaches to reducing health disparities for priority populations, specifically in using digital media to assist with education about organ donation. Mixed methods research combines quantitative and qualitative methodology to design and validate interventions. This approach is well suited for evaluating culturally sensitive approaches to reduce health disparities. My research also is focused on linking patients from emergency department settings to primary care and injury prevention for vulnerable roadway users including pedestrians and bicyclists who navigate through inner city traffic. Byproducts of our research included the development of research software for electronic data capture and intervention delivery that is being refined and distributed in West Africa as part of the NIH Fogarty sponsored eCapacity program.

Topics of interest include:
1. Behavioral Interventions to Increase Organ Donation
2. Multimedia-based Patient Education
3. Applications of Mixed Methods Research
4. Health Educational Program Evaluation

Work in these areas is designed to improve healthcare outcomes through improved patient understanding of risk for illness, treatment of existing conditions, and health educational reform to meet the needs of underserved, multi-ethnic populations.


  • Traumatic injury in the United States: In-patient epidemiology 2000-2011

    DiMaggio, Charles; Ayoung-Chee, Patricia; Shinseki, Matthew; Wilson, Chad; Marshall, Gary; Lee, David C; Wall, Stephen; Maulana, Shale; Leon Pachter, H; Frangos, Spiros
    Injury. 2016 Apr 22. 47 (7): 1393-1403

  • Spatial analysis of the association of alcohol outlets and alcohol-related pedestrian/bicyclist injuries in New York City

    DiMaggio, Charles; Mooney, Stephen; Frangos, Spiros; Wall, Stephen
    Injury epidemiology. 2016. 3: 11-11

  • Alcohol use by urban bicyclists is associated with more severe injury, greater hospital resource use, and higher mortality

    Sethi, Monica; Heyer, Jessica H; Wall, Stephen; DiMaggio, Charles; Shinseki, Matthew; Slaughter, Dekeya; Frangos, Spiros G
    Alcohol. 2016 Jun. 53: 1-7

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