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Stephen W. Hargarten MD, MPH

Stephen W. Hargarten MD, MPH

Associate Dean, Director, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Emergency Medicine
Program: Clinical

Member of the Neuroscience Research Center
Member of the Comprehensive Injury Center


  • Workplace violence in emergency medicine: current knowledge and future directions. (Kowalenko T, Cunningham R, Sachs CJ, Gore R, Barata IA, Gates D, Hargarten SW, Josephson EB, Kamat S, Kerr HD, McClain A) J Emerg Med 2012 Sep;43(3):523-31 PMID: 22633755 05/29/2012       49 Citations
  • Motor vehicle crashes associated with alcohol: child passenger injury and restraint use. (Schlotthauer AE, Guse CE, Brixey S, Corden TE, Hargarten SW, Layde PM) Am J Prev Med 2011 Mar;40(3):320-3 PMID: 21335263 02/22/2011       5 Citations
  • Communicating emerging infectious disease outbreaks to the public through local television news: public health officials as potential spokespeople. (Pribble JM, Fowler EF, Kamat SV, Wilkerson WM, Goldstein KM, Hargarten SW) Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2010 Oct;4(3):220-5 PMID: 21149218 12/15/2010       3 Citations
  • Developing a global research agenda on violence and injury prevention: a modest proposal. (Villaveces A, Christiansen A, Hargarten SW) Inj Prev 2010 Jun;16(3):190-3 PMID: 20423903 04/29/2010       1 Citations
  • Historical parallel evolution of injury prevention and control science and emergency medicine. (Vaca FE, Sayegh R, Mello MJ, Hargarten SW) Acad Emerg Med 2009 Nov;16(11):1049-53 PMID: 20053221 01/08/2010       2 Citations
  • Injury deaths of US citizens abroad: new data source, old travel problem. (Tonellato DJ, Guse CE, Hargarten SW) J Travel Med 2009 Sep-Oct;16(5):304-10 PMID: 19796099 10/03/2009       35 Citations
  • The association of driver age with traffic injury severity in Wisconsin. (Hanrahan RB, Layde PM, Zhu S, Guse CE, Hargarten SW) Traffic Inj Prev 2009 Aug;10(4):361-7 PMID: 19593714 PMCID: PMC4890477 07/14/2009       18 Citations
  • The burden of suicide in Wisconsin's older adult population. (Wanta BT, Schlotthauer AE, Guse CE, Hargarten SW) WMJ 2009 Apr;108(2):87-93 PMID: 19437934 05/15/2009       11 Citations
  • Before and after the trauma bay: the prevention of violent injury among youth. (Cunningham R, Knox L, Fein J, Harrison S, Frisch K, Walton M, Dicker R, Calhoun D, Becker M, Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 2009 Apr;53(4):490-500 PMID: 19162376 01/24/2009       75 Citations
  • Injury reporting on local TV news: a prime-time opportunity for prevention. (Pribble JM, Trowbridge MJ, Kamat SV, Fowler EF, Goldstein KM, Hargarten SW) Am J Prev Med 2008 May;34(5):420-3 PMID: 18407009 04/15/2008       5 Citations
  • Fatal injuries of US citizens abroad. (Guse CE, Cortés LM, Hargarten SW, Hennes HM) J Travel Med 2007 Sep-Oct;14(5):279-87 PMID: 17883458 09/22/2007       36 Citations
  • Competency-based strategies for injury control and prevention curriculums in undergraduate medical education. (Phelan MB, Falimirski ME, Simpson DE, Czinner ML, Hargarten SW) Inj Prev 2007 Feb;13(1):6-9 PMID: 17296681 PMCID: PMC2610567 02/14/2007       9 Citations
  • Recommendations for water safety and drowning prevention for travelers. (Cortés LM, Hargarten SW, Hennes HM) J Travel Med 2006 Jan-Feb;13(1):21-34 PMID: 16412106 01/18/2006       28 Citations
  • Public health implications of carrying concealed weapons: have we thought this policy through? (Hargarten SW) WMJ 2005 Sep;104(7):19-20 PMID: 16294593 11/22/2005       1 Citations
  • Incidence of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in hospitalization in Wisconsin in 2000. (Dempsey RL, Layde PM, Laud PW, Guse CE, Hargarten SW) Inj Prev 2005 Apr;11(2):91-6 PMID: 15805437 PMCID: PMC1730208 04/05/2005       33 Citations
  • The burden of suicide and homicide of Wisconsin's children and youth. (Shiffler T, Hargarten SW, Withers RL) WMJ 2005 Jan;104(1):62-7 PMID: 15779728 03/23/2005       3 Citations
  • Wisconsin's violent death reporting system: monitoring and responding to Wisconsin's violent deaths. (Glysch RL, Hale LJ, Nie C, Hargarten SW, Katcher ML) WMJ 2005 Jan;104(1):17-9 PMID: 15779719 03/23/2005       2 Citations
  • Injury: a disease that affects all of society. (Corden TE, Christiansen AL, Hargarten SW) WMJ 2005 Jan;104(1):9-11 PMID: 15779716 03/23/2005    
  • Unintentional and undetermined firearm related deaths: a preventable death analysis for three safety devices. (Vernick JS, O'Brien M, Hepburn LM, Johnson SB, Webster DW, Hargarten SW) Inj Prev 2003 Dec;9(4):307-11 PMID: 14693889 PMCID: PMC1731016 12/25/2003       28 Citations
  • Effect of current federal regulations on handgun safety features. (Milne JS, Hargarten SW, Kellermann AL, Wintemute GJ) Ann Emerg Med 2003 Jan;41(1):1-9 PMID: 12514676 01/07/2003       8 Citations
  • Missing the target: a comparison of buyback and fatality related guns. (Kuhn EM, Nie CL, O'Brien ME, Withers RL, Wintemute GJ, Hargarten SW) Inj Prev 2002 Jun;8(2):143-6 PMID: 12120834 PMCID: PMC1730846 07/18/2002       8 Citations
  • Patient safety efforts should focus on medical injuries. (Layde PM, Cortes LM, Teret SP, Brasel KJ, Kuhn EM, Mercy JA, Hargarten SW) JAMA 2002 Apr 17;287(15):1993-7 PMID: 11960544 04/19/2002    
  • Landmines: not just another travel risk. (Hargarten SW, Cortes LM) J Travel Med 2001 Sep-Oct;8(5):229-31 PMID: 11703904 11/13/2001       2 Citations
  • Docs and cops: a collaborating or colliding partnership? (Hargarten SW, Waeckerle JF) Ann Emerg Med 2001 Oct;38(4):438-40 PMID: 11574801 09/28/2001       4 Citations
  • Preventive care in the emergency department: a systematic literature review on emergency department-based interventions that address smoke detectors in the home. (Maas Cortes L, Hargarten SW) Acad Emerg Med 2001 Sep;8(9):925-9 PMID: 11535488 09/06/2001       4 Citations
  • Three shots, two dead, five errors, one gun: a recipe for prevention? (Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 2001 Mar;37(3):340-1 PMID: 11223772 02/27/2001       2 Citations
  • Public health: a successful paradigm applied to firearm injuries. (Withers RL, Mercy JA, Hargarten SW) WMJ 2000 Jan-Feb;99(1):48-9 PMID: 10752385 02/07/2001       3 Citations
  • National estimates of non-fatal firearm related injuries other than gunshot wounds. (Hootman JM, Annest JL, Mercy JA, Ryan GW, Hargarten SW) Inj Prev 2000 Dec;6(4):268-74 PMID: 11144625 PMCID: PMC1730658 01/06/2001       10 Citations
  • Suicide guns: why collect this information? (Hargarten SW, Kuhn EM, Mercy JA, Withers RL, Nie CL, O'Brien ME) Inj Prev 2000 Dec;6(4):245-6 PMID: 11144620 PMCID: PMC1730662 01/06/2001    
  • "I didn't know the gun was loaded": an examination of two safety devices that can reduce the risk of unintentional firearm injuries. (Vernick JS, Meisel ZF, Teret SP, Milne JS, Hargarten SW) J Public Health Policy 1999;20(4):427-40 PMID: 10643169 01/22/2000       24 Citations
  • The availability of extrinsic handgun locking devices in a defined metro area. (Milne JS, Hargarten SW) WMJ 1999 Nov;98(7):25-8 PMID: 10638289 01/19/2000       1 Citations
  • Handgun safety features: a review for physicians. (Milne JS, Hargarten SW) J Trauma 1999 Jul;47(1):145-50 PMID: 10421201 07/27/1999       11 Citations
  • Alcohol-related injuries: Do we really need more proof? (Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 1999 Jun;33(6):699-701 PMID: 10339686 05/26/1999       6 Citations
  • Strengthening emergency medicine in Poland: a training and partnership model. (Wolff M, Pirrallo RG, Hargarten SW) Acad Emerg Med 1998 Dec;5(12):1187-92 PMID: 9864132 12/24/1998       5 Citations
  • Alcohol-related research and advocacy: much to do, many places to do it! (Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 1998 May;31(5):638-9 PMID: 9581149 05/15/1998    
  • Prevention of firearm-related injuries and deaths among youth. A product-oriented approach. (Freed LH, Vernick JS, Hargarten SW) Pediatr Clin North Am 1998 Apr;45(2):427-38 PMID: 9568021 05/06/1998       24 Citations
  • Emergency medicine and injury control research: past, present, and future. (Hargarten SW, Olson L, Sklar D) Acad Emerg Med 1997 Apr;4(4):243-4 PMID: 9107319 04/01/1997       4 Citations
  • Dynamic analysis of penetrating trauma. (Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Kumaresan S, Maiman DJ, Hargarten SW) J Trauma 1997 Feb;42(2):266-72 PMID: 9042879 02/01/1997       33 Citations
  • Alcohol use among injured patients aged 12 to 18 years. (Mannenbach MS, Hargarten SW, Phelan MB) Acad Emerg Med 1997 Jan;4(1):40-4 PMID: 9110010 01/01/1997       26 Citations
  • Wisconsin firearm injury surveillance system development: a comparison of medical examiner/coroner data. (Tymus TA, O'Brien ME, Hargarten SW) Wis Med J 1996 May;95(5):277-82 PMID: 8936029 05/01/1996       4 Citations
  • Comparison between emergency department and inpatient E-codes. (Rubens AJ, Hargarten SW, Oleckno WA) Acad Emerg Med 1996 Apr;3(4):385-6 PMID: 8881551 04/01/1996    
  • So, just do it...go upstream. (Hargarten SW) Acad Emerg Med 1996 Apr;3(4):293-4 PMID: 8881534 04/01/1996       1 Citations
  • Travel of U.S. Citizens after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. (Hargarten SW, Anderson AJ, Walker J, Barboriak JJ) J Travel Med 1996 Mar 01;3(1):7-10 PMID: 9815414 03/01/1996    
  • Characteristics of firearms involved in fatalities. (Hargarten SW, Karlson TA, O'Brien M, Hancock J, Quebbeman E) JAMA 1996 Jan 03;275(1):42-5 PMID: 8531285 01/03/1996       72 Citations
  • Analysis of an international emergency medical service train-the-trainer program. (Pirrallo RG, Wolff M, Simpson DE, Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 1995 May;25(5):656-9 PMID: 7741344 05/01/1995       19 Citations
  • Ligamentous injuries of the wrist. (Meldon SW, Hargarten SW) J Emerg Med 1995 Mar-Apr;13(2):217-25 PMID: 7775794 03/01/1995       13 Citations
  • Death after discharge from the emergency department. (Kefer MP, Hargarten SW, Jentzen J) Ann Emerg Med 1994 Dec;24(6):1102-7 PMID: 7978591 12/01/1994       24 Citations
  • Emergency airway management in hanging victims. (Aufderheide TP, Aprahamian C, Mateer JR, Rudnick E, Manchester EM, Lawrence SW, Olson DW, Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 1994 Nov;24(5):879-84 PMID: 7978561 11/01/1994       40 Citations
  • Motor vehicle crashes and seat belts: a study of emergency physician procedures, charges, and documentation. (Hargarten SW, Karlson T) Ann Emerg Med 1994 Nov;24(5):857-60 PMID: 7978558 11/01/1994       8 Citations
  • Emergency department surveillance: an examination of issues and a proposal for a national strategy. (Garrison HG, Runyan CW, Tintinalli JE, Barber CW, Bordley WC, Hargarten SW, Pollock DA, Weiss HB) Ann Emerg Med 1994 Nov;24(5):849-56 PMID: 7978557 11/01/1994       36 Citations
  • Trends in motor vehicle and firearm deaths in Wisconsin: an analysis for examining prevention strategies. (Hargarten SW, O'Brien M) Wis Med J 1994 Oct;93(10):521-4 PMID: 7810161 10/01/1994       8 Citations
  • Motorboat propeller injuries in Wisconsin: enumeration and prevention. (Hargarten SW, Karlson T, Vernick JS, Aprahamian C) J Trauma 1994 Aug;37(2):187-90 PMID: 8064913 08/01/1994       13 Citations
  • A public health approach to emergency medicine: preparing for the twenty-first century. (Bernstein E, Goldfrank LR, Kellerman AL, Hargarten SW, Jui J, Fish SS, Herbert BH, Flores C, Caravati ME, Krishel S) Acad Emerg Med 1994 May-Jun;1(3):277-86 PMID: 7621210 05/01/1994       71 Citations
  • Injury Prevention: A Crucial Aspect of Travel Medicine. (Hargarten SW) J Travel Med 1994 Mar 01;1(1):48-50 PMID: 9815307 03/01/1994    
  • Injury control. (Hargarten SW) Acad Emerg Med 1994 Mar-Apr;1(2):168-71 PMID: 7621178 03/01/1994    
  • Fatal childhood injury patterns in an urban setting. (Weesner CL, Hargarten SW, Aprahamian C, Nelson DR) Ann Emerg Med 1994 Feb;23(2):231-6 PMID: 8304604 02/01/1994       13 Citations
  • The problem of atlanto-occipital dislocation. (Hargarten SW) J Emerg Med 1993 Nov-Dec;11(6):760-1 PMID: 8157920 11/01/1993    
  • Emergency air medical transport of U.S.-citizen tourists: 1988 to 1990. (Hargarten SW, Bouc GT) Air Med J 1993 Oct;12(10):398-402 PMID: 10129574 09/05/1993       25 Citations
  • Injury control. A crucial aspect of emergency medicine. (Hargarten SW, Karlson T) Emerg Med Clin North Am 1993 Feb;11(1):255-62 PMID: 8432253 02/01/1993       18 Citations
  • Volar metacarpal phalangeal joint dislocation: a rare and often missed injury. (Hargarten SW, Hanel DP) Ann Emerg Med 1992 Sep;21(9):1157-9 PMID: 1514734 09/01/1992       6 Citations
  • Another drug-related death. (Walker B, Hargarten SW) J Emerg Med 1992 Sep-Oct;10(5):649-50 PMID: 1401873 09/01/1992    
  • Cancer presentation in the emergency department: a failure of primary care. (Hargarten SW, Richards MJ, Anderson AJ) Am J Emerg Med 1992 Jul;10(4):290-3 PMID: 1616514 07/01/1992       30 Citations
  • Predictive value of psychological screening in acute hand injuries. (Grunert BK, Hargarten SW, Matloub HS, Sanger JR, Hanel DP, Yousif NJ) J Hand Surg Am 1992 Mar;17(2):196-9 PMID: 1564260 03/01/1992       26 Citations
  • The uncounted dead--American civilians dying overseas. (Baker TD, Hargarten SW, Guptill KS) Public Health Rep 1992 Mar-Apr;107(2):155-9 PMID: 1561296 PMCID: PMC1403624 03/01/1992       47 Citations
  • Calcium pretreatment to prevent verapamil-induced hypotension in patients with SVT. (Jameson SJ, Hargarten SW) Ann Emerg Med 1992 Jan;21(1):68 PMID: 1539892 01/01/1992       6 Citations
  • Inhalation of a coin and a capsule from metered-dose inhalers. (Schultz CH, Hargarten SW, Babbitt J) N Engl J Med 1991 Aug 08;325(6):431-2 PMID: 2062340 08/08/1991       7 Citations
  • Overseas fatalities of United States citizen travelers: an analysis of deaths related to international travel. (Hargarten SW, Baker TD, Guptill K) Ann Emerg Med 1991 Jun;20(6):622-6 PMID: 2039100 06/01/1991       142 Citations
  • Malaria in Wisconsin 1981-1989: a review of cases and update on chemoprophylaxis. (Hargarten SW, McKinney WP) Wis Med J 1991 May;90(5):215-7 PMID: 1897236 05/01/1991    
  • All-terrain vehicle mortality in Wisconsin: a case study in injury control. (Hargarten SW) Am J Emerg Med 1991 Mar;9(2):149-52 PMID: 1994943 03/01/1991       30 Citations
  • American travel deaths in Mexico. Causes and prevention strategies. (Guptill KS, Hargarten SW, Baker TD) West J Med 1991 Feb;154(2):169-71 PMID: 2006562 PMCID: PMC1002706 02/01/1991       44 Citations
  • Injury prevention curriculum. (Hargarten SW) J Emerg Med 1988 May-Jun;6(3):248 PMID: 3171125 05/01/1988       1 Citations
  • Fatalities in the Peace Corps. A retrospective study: 1962 through 1983. (Hargarten SW, Baker SP) JAMA 1985 Sep 13;254(10):1326-9 PMID: 4021010 09/13/1985       50 Citations
  • Last update: 09/15/2017
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