Mark X Cicero, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Director, Pediatric Disaster Preparedness; Principal Investigator, Pediatric Research in Disaster Education (PRIDE)

Research Interests

Disaster Planning; Emergency Medical Services; Triage; Disaster Medicine; Resilience, Psychological

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Emergency Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Extensive Research Description

Victims, Big Challenges: Testing, Teaching, and Refining Pediatric DIsaster Triage in the Prehospital Setting

Principal Investigator, Pediatric Research in Disaster Education (PRIDE)

Selected Publications

  • Accuracy, Efficiency, and Inappropriate Actions Using JumpSTART Triage in MCI Simulations.

    Accuracy, Efficiency, and Inappropriate Actions Using JumpSTART Triage in MCI Simulations. Claudius I, Kaji AH, Santillanes G, Cicero MX, Donofrio JJ, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang TP. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Oct;30(5):457-60. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X15005002. Epub 2015 Sep 1. PMID: 26323610

  • Comparison of Computerized Patients versus Live Moulaged Actors for a Mass-casualty Drill. Claudius I, Kaji A, Santillanes G, Cicero M, Donofrio JJ, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang TP. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Oct;30(5):438-42. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X15004963. Epub 2015 Aug 12. PMID: 26265451
  • Do you see what I see? Insights from using google glass for disaster telemedicine triage. Cicero MX, Walsh B, Solad Y, Whitfill T, Paesano G, Kim K, Baum CR, Cone DC. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Feb;30(1):4-8. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X1400140X. Epub 2015 Jan 9. PMID: 25571779
  • Barriers to pediatric disaster triage: a qualitative investigation. Koziel JR, Meckler G, Brown L, Acker D, Torino M, Walsh B, Cicero MX. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Apr-Jun;19(2):279-86. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2014.967428. Epub 2014 Oct 28. PMID: 25349899
  • A better START for low-acuity victims: data-driven refinement of mass casualty triage. Cross KP, Petry MJ, Cicero MX. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Apr-Jun;19(2):272-8. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2014.942481. Epub 2014 Aug 25. PMID: 25153986
  • Creation and Delphi-method refinement of pediatric disaster triage simulations. Cicero MX, Brown L, Overly F, Yarzebski J, Meckler G, Fuchs S, Tomassoni A, Aghababian R, Chung S, Garrett A, Fagbuyi D, Adelgais K, Goldman R, Parker J, Auerbach M, Riera A, Cone D, Baum CR. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Apr-Jun;18(2):282-9. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2013.856505. Epub 2014 Jan 8. PMID: 24401167
  • In reply. Cross KP, Cicero MX. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;62(6):645. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.07.504. No abstract available. PMID: 24262368
  • In reply. Cross KP, Cicero MX. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;62(6):643-4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.06.010. No abstract available. PMID: 24262365
  • Going viral: adapting to pediatric surge during the H1N1 pandemic. Chung S, Fagbuyi D, Lozon MM, Johnson T, Nager AL, Cicero MX, Dahl-Grove D, Costello BE, Krug SE. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Nov;29(11):1159-65. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182a9e613. PMID: 24168878
  • Head-to-head comparison of disaster triage methods in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Cross KP, Cicero MX. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jun;61(6):668-676.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.12.023. Epub 2013 Mar 7.
  • Predictive value of initial Glasgow coma scale score in pediatric trauma patients. Cicero MX, Cross KP. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jan;29(1):43-8. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31827b52bf. PMID: 23283262
  • Design, validity, and reliability of a pediatric resident JumpSTART disaster triage scoring instrument. Cicero MX, Riera A, Northrup V, Auerbach M, Pearson K, Baum CR. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jan-Feb;13(1):48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2012.09.002. Epub 2012 Nov 13. PMID: 23153602
  • Independent application of the Sacco Disaster Triage Method to pediatric trauma patients. Cross KP, Cicero MX. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Aug;27(4):306-11. Epub 2012 Jul 5. PMID: 22874578
  • Simulation training with structured debriefing improves residents' pediatric disaster triage performance. Cicero MX, Auerbach MA, Zigmont J, Riera A, Ching K, Baum CR. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Jun;27(3):239-44. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X12000775. Epub 2012 Jun 13. PMID: 22691308
  • A recession's impact on pediatric emergency household spending and attitudes about health-care reform. Cicero MX, Northrup V, Li FY, Santucci KA. Conn Med. 2011 Jan;75(1):37-42.
  • Ethics for the pediatrician: physician interaction with the pharmaceutical industry. Cicero MX, Curi MB, Mercurio M. Pediatr Rev. 2011 Jan;32(1):e1-3. doi: 10.1542/pir.32-1-e1. No abstract available. PMID: 21196498
  • Impact of an educational intervention on residents' knowledge of pediatric disaster medicine. Cicero MX, Blake E, Gallant N, Chen L, Esposito L, Guerrero M, Baum CR. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Jul;25(7):447-51. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181ab78af. PMID: 19564807
  • The 2006-2007 PEMpix photo competition award winner: Mark Cicero, MD: Rash decisions: acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy in a 7-month-old boy. Cicero MX. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Jul;24(7):501-2. doi: 10.1097/01.pec.0000304382.08298.77. No abstract available. PMID: 18633316
  • Pediatric disaster preparedness: best planning for the worst-case scenario. Cicero MX, Baum CR. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Jul;24(7):478-81; quiz 482-4. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31817e2f2d. Review. PMID: 18633312

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Mark X Cicero, MD
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