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Morgan Swanson, M6G



MSTP Learning Community:  McCowen

Advanced Standing Entry:  July 1, 2017

Matriculation to CCOM2015

PhD Program:



Nicholas Mohr, MD

James Torner, PhD


2015-present - Primary Representative to the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)

2015-2018 - Ambassador, CCOM Medical Student Ambassador Program

2016-present - Distinction track leader, Healthcare Delivery & Services Management Distinction Tract of the UI Carver College of Medicine

2017-2018 - Administrative Board, National Delegate for Communications, Organization of Student Representative (OSR)

2017 - Editor, Medical Student Council of the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA)

2017 - Iowa ACEP Student Representative, Emergency Medicine Interest Group

2018-present - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Atlanta, GA

2019-2020 - AAMC - Organization of Student Representatives

2019-2020 - UI Epidemiology Student Association, PhD Representative

July 2020-Present - Student Director, National Residency Matching Program Board of Directors

2017-2018 - APSA Midwest Regional Meeting Planning Committee

2019-2020 - RAGBRAI Planning Team


2017 - Featured Student, Dare to Discover, Student Research Campaign (UI)

2017 - Chair’s Award, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) Medical Student Council

2017 - AAMC Organization of Student Representattives rep for Carver College of Medicine

2018 - Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Women in Science & Engineering Travel Grant (UI)

2018 - Poster Award, Clinical & Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics Research Day (UI)

2018 -  Medical Student Research Grant, Emergency Medicine Foundation/Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation

2018 - Poster Award, Injury Prevention Research Center, UI College of Public Health Research Week

2018 - Telligen Community Grant (with Kristin Weeks)

2019 - UI CCOM Trainee Scholar Travel Award

2020-2022 - Student Director, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors.

Individual Funding Awards:

02/01/2020 - 01/31/2023
F30 HD100074 - (National Insitute of Child Health & Human Development)
The Role of Neighborhood- and Facility-Level Factors in Pediatric Sepsis Mortality

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019
Emergency Medicine Foundation
Undertriage of Rural Pediatric Trauma Patients: A Statewide Administrative Data Pilot Project

01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Telligen Community Initiative
Scaling the Healthcare Delivery Science and Management Distinction Tract


2017 Fall - Facilitator, MED:8303 Medicine & Society II

2018 Fall - Keystone Tutor

2020 Spring - MOHD 3 Tutor

2020 Spring - TA, Epidemiology Journal Club


2015 - BS, Genetics & Global Resource Systems - Iowa State University


ORCiD:  0000-0003-0558-4191

Lee S, Harland KK, Swanson MB, Lawson S, Dahlstrom E, Clemson L, Himadi E. Safety of reassessment-and-release practice for mental health patients boarded in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;36(11):1967-1974. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.02.026. Epub 2018 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 29525480.

Vakkalanka JP, Harland KK, Swanson MB, Mohr NM. Clinical and epidemiological variability in severe sepsis: an ecological study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Aug;72(8):741-745. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-210501. Epub 2018 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 29636401; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7027349.

Friederich A, Martin N, Swanson MB, Faine BA, Mohr NM. Normal Saline Solution and Lactated Ringer's Solution Have a Similar Effect on Quality of Recovery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;73(2):160-169. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Aug 23. PubMed PMID: 30146446; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6340785.

Lee S, Hardy C, Swanson MB, Harland K, Ahmed A, Ballas Z. Preliminary findings from a concise emergency department model to predict anaphylaxis and develop a clinical decision support tool. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Apr 9. pii: S2213-2198(19)30373-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.04.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30974208

Negaard M, Vakkalanka P, Whipple MT, Hogrefe C, Swanson MB, Harland KK, Mathiasen R, Van Heukelom J, Thomsen TW, Mohr NM. Concurrent Proximal Fractures Are Rare in Distal Forearm Fractures: A National Cross-sectional Study. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Aug 26;20(5):747-759. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2019.5.42952. PubMed PMID: 31539332; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6754191.

Oest SER, Swanson MB, Ahmed A, Mohr NM. Perceptions and Perceived Utility of Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Services: A Needs Assessment. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Oct 3:10.1089/tmj.2019.0168. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2019.0168. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31580783; PMCID: PMC7117965.

Arulraja MD, Swanson MB, Mohr NM. Double inter-hospital transfer in Sepsis patients presenting to the ED does not worsen mortality compared to single inter-hospital transfer. J Crit Care. 2020 Apr;56:49-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2019.11.018. Epub 2019 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 31837601; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7080611.

Miller AC, Ward MM, Ullrich F, Merchant KAS, Swanson MB, Mohr NM. Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults are Associated with Faster Time-to-Electrocardiogram and Time-to-Fibrinolysis for Myocardial Infarction Patients. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Dec;26(12):1440-1448. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2019.0273. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 32109200; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7864109.

Thinnes R, Swanson MB, Wetjen K, Harland KK, Mohr NM. Preferences for emergency medical service transport after childhood injury: An emergency department-based multi-methods study. Injury. 2020 Sep;51(9):1961-1969. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.04.036. Epub 2020 May 13. PubMed PMID: 32507453; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7508417.

Solie CJ, Swanson MB, Harland K, Blum C, Kin K, Mohr N. Two-Item Fall Screening Tool Identifies Older Adults at Increased Risk of Falling after Emergency Department Visit. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 20;21(5):1275-1282. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2020.5.46991. PubMed PMID: 32970586; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7514384.

Miller DG, Vakkalanka JP, Swanson MB, Nugent AS, Hagiwara Y. Is the Emergency Department an Inappropriate Venue for Code Status Discussions?. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Mar;38(3):253-259. doi: 10.1177/1049909120938332. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 32613837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7775892.

Weeks K, Swanson M, Hansen H, Merritt K, Nellis J, Charlton M, Reed A. An Unmet Need in Healthcare Leadership: A Survey of Practicing Physicians' Perspectives on Healthcare Delivery Science Education. J Healthc Leadersh. 2020 Oct 7;12:95-102. doi: 10.2147/JHL.S265377. PMID: 33117033; PMCID: PMC7548321.

Weeks K, Swanson M, Manorot A, Conley G, Nellis J, Charlton M, Reed A. Viewpoints on Healthcare Delivery Science Education Among Practicing Physicians in a Rural State. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2021 Jan 11;12:29-39. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S285463. PMID: 33469404; PMCID: PMC7810585.

Mohr NM, Harland KK, Okoro UE, Fuller BM, Campbell K, Swanson MB, Simpson SQ, Parker EA, Mack LJ, Bell A, DeJong K, Faine B, Zepeski A, Mueller K, Chrischilles E, Carpenter CR, Jones MP, Ward MM. TELEmedicine as an intervention for sepsis in emergency departments: a multicenter, comparative effectiveness study (TELEvISED Study). J Comp Eff Res. 2021 Feb;10(2):77-91. doi: 10.2217/cer-2020-0141. Epub 2021 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 33470848; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8008221.

Foley TM, Philpot BA, Davis AS, Swanson MB, Harland KK, Kuhn JD, Fuller BM, Mohr NM. Implementation of an ED-based bundled mechanical ventilation protocol improves adherence to lung-protective ventilation. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 May;43:186-194. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.02.053. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 32139215; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7483340.

Egan HM, Swanson MB, Ilko SA, Pomeranz KA, Mohr NM, Ahmed A. High-efficiency Practices of Residents in an Academic Emergency Department: A Mixed-methods Study. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Jul;5(3):e10517. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10517. eCollection 2021 Jul. PubMed PMID: 34027282; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8122129.

Christians BE, Solie CJ, Swanson MB, Harland KK, Fairfield C, Wallace KL, Mohr NM. The Iowa less aggressive protocol: A mixed-methods study on the novel treatment protocol of atrial fibrillation. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Jul;45:439-445. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.09.046. Epub 2020 Sep 26. PubMed PMID: 33039220; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7994209.

Swanson MB, Miller AC, Ward MM, Ullrich F, Merchant KA, Mohr NM. Emergency department telemedicine consults decrease time to interpret computed tomography of the head in a multi-network cohort. J Telemed Telecare. 2021 Jul;27(6):343-352. doi: 10.1177/1357633X19877746. Epub 2019 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 31684801; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7196443.

Schrading WA, Trent SA, Paxton JH, Rodriguez RM, Swanson MB, Mohr NM, Talan DA. Vaccination rates and acceptance of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination among U.S. emergency department health care personnel. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Apr;28(4):455-458. doi: 10.1111/acem.14236. Epub 2021 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 33608937; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8013804.

Mohr NM, Campbell KD, Swanson MB, Ullrich F, Merchant KA, Ward MM. Provider-to-provider telemedicine improves adherence to sepsis bundle care in community emergency departments. J Telemed Telecare. 2021 Sep;27(8):518-526. doi: 10.1177/1357633X19896667. Epub 2020 Jan 5. PubMed PMID: 31903840; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7335316.

Lieng MK, Marcin JP, Dayal P, Tancredi DJ, Swanson MB, Haynes SC, Romano PS, Sigal IS, Rosenthal JL. Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness and Potentially Avoidable Transfers. J Pediatr. 2021 Sep;236:229-237.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.05.021. Epub 2021 May 14. PubMed PMID: 34000284.

Evans E, Swanson MB, Mohr N, Boulos N, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Chan PS, Girotra S; American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation investigators. Epinephrine before defibrillation in patients with shockable in- hospital cardiac arrest: propensity matched analysis. BMJ. 2021 Nov 10;375:e066534. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-066534. PMID: 34759038.

Lee S, Okoro UE, Swanson MB, Mohr N, Faine B, Carnahan R. Opioid and benzodiazepine use in the emergency department and the recognition of delirium within the first 24 hours of hospitalization. J Psychosom Res. 2021 Dec 16;153:110704. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110704. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34959040.

Bolte TB, Swanson MB, Kaldjian AM, Mohr NM, McDanel J, Ahmed A. Hospitals That Report Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Bundle Compliance Have More Structured Sepsis Performance Improvement. J Patient Saf. 2022 Dec 1;18(8):e1231-e1236. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000001062. Epub 2022 Jul 21. PMID: 35858483; PMCID: PMC9722504.

Georgakakos PK, Swanson MB, Ahmed A, Mohr NM. Rural Stroke Patients Have Higher Mortality: An Improvement Opportunity for Rural Emergency Medical Services Systems. J Rural Health. 2022 Jan;38(1):217-227. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12502. Epub 2020 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 32757239; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7862426.

Mohr NM, Okoro U, Harland KK, Fuller BM, Campbell K, Swanson MB, Wymore C, Faine B, Zepeski A, Parker EA, Mack L, Bell A, DeJong K, Mueller K, Chrischilles E, Carpenter CR, Wallace K, Jones MP, Ward MM. Outcomes Associated With Rural Emergency Department Provider-to-Provider Telehealth for Sepsis Care: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 Oct 14:S0196-0644(22)00525-X. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.07.024. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36253295.