People of the Injury Prevention Center
Ronald Maio, DO, MS
Professor Emeritus, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School
Dr. Maio is a Professor Emeritus in Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has also served as an Assistant Dean in Research Regulatory Affairs for the Medical School and as Director of the Office of Human Research Compliance Review, Office of the Vice-President for Research, University of Michigan. Dr. Maio is a former and founding PI of the Great Lakes Node of the federally funded Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). He was also the PI of the NHTSA funded Emergency Medical Systems Outcomes Project (EMSOP) and the former Director of the University of Michigan Injury Research Center, then housed in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Maio’s areas of research interests include the treatment and prevention of injuries in adults and adolescents in the U.S. and globally, as well as the effectiveness of EMS systems. He has a particular interest in the relationship of alcohol and other drugs to injury and also the application of non-mortality outcome measures to EMS research and evaluation. He has extensive experience in traumatic injury research, with special interest in motor vehicle crash mortality, injury related to alcohol and drug use, traumatic brain injury, and rural trauma care. Dr. Maio’s research has spanned from epidemiology to randomized controlled trials, and his work includes extensive experience in issues regarding human subject protections, research regulations and, clinical research training. He has also worked internationally to develop research capacity in Low/Middle Income countries with a focus on Ghana.