933 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-746-8256
Email: kit.delgado@uphs.upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Chronic Disease Management Clinician Behavior mHealth & Wearables

M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at Perelman School of Medicine


M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, is an emergency physician investigator committed to discovering innovative approaches to improve the outcomes of acutely ill and injured patients and also reduce the occurrence of injuries and the shortsighted behaviors that cause them in the first place. He has two complementary lines of research. First, he analyses large existing datasets and uses decision analytic modeling to guide policy aimed at improving trauma and emergency care. Currently funded work includes: 1) state dataset analyses to better understand the benefit of trauma center triage for seriously injured older adults and children; 2) insurance claims analyses examining the impact of reducing excessive variation in opioid prescribing for acute injuries; and 3) and collaborative work to develop regional geographic units for measuring and benchmarking variation in population-level outcomes for emergency care sensitive conditions. Second, he is developing a novel research program leveraging smartphones, connected devices, and insights from behavioral economics for injury prevention. He is currently leading pilot randomized trials testing interventions to reduce cellphone use and drinking and driving. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn Medicine, he completed an NHLBI K12 Career Development Award at Penn with a focus on clinical epidemiology and an AHRQ T32 post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at Stanford.