Lori Ann Post, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Faculty Affiliate - Yale Center for Medical Informatics; Research Scientist - Veteran's Administration; Chief - Section of Research; Faculty Affiliate - Climate Change and Health Initiative; Faculty Affiliate - Yale Center for Climate Change

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine: DAHRS | Injury Prevention and Intervention | Violence & Intentional Injury | York Street

Climate Change and Health

Faculty Research

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Global Health Initiative: Health Policy & Systems

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Post's area of research expertise is at the nexus of violence/injury prevention and health information
technology. Her research incorporates health literacy and culturally competent interventions. She is expert in both qualitative and quantitative research including measurement and instrument design and analysis. Her research has targeted mostly geriatric patients. To this end, she has been the principal investigator on several federal, state, and foundation grants. Currently, she has an R01 testing the use of health information technology in the Emergency Department (ED) to reduce injuries, adverse health outcomes, unnecessary admissions and ED visits. Dr. Post is also an investigator on the multi-site Consortium for USAID funded Food Security Initiative and on another initiative Health Informatics supported by the Veteran's Administration. Past projects include a sexual assault surveillance system as well as a quasi experimental longitudinal study aimed to prevent and interrupt intimate partner violence both funded by the Centers for Disease Control. The Department of Health and Human Services - Center for Medicare funded her technology based informatics project that involved networking disparate data archives, criminal records registries to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation in health care settings.

Education & Training

PhD Michigan State University (1999)
MA Michigan State University (1992)
BA Michigan State University (1988)
Student University of London
Student Cambridge University
Certificate in Public Health Surveillance Department of Epidemiology - Emory

Honors & Recognition

  • Rockefeller Fellow - Bellagio, ItalyRockefeller Foundation (2011)

  • Phi Kappa Phi's Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship (2006)

  • Best Student Paper - Statistics SectionAmerican Public Health Association (APHA) (1998)

International Activity

  • Gender based violence and Food Security Dakar, Senegal; Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; Geneva, Switzerland (2015 - 2019)

    I am looking at the link between gender based violence and food shortages including interactive effects and recursive relationships

  • Moblizing Public Will for Social Change Bellagio, Italy (2009 - 2009)

    Rockefeller Foundation Residency Program

  • Human Identification London, United Kingdom (1987 - 1987)

    Human Identification

  • Osteology Cambridge, United Kingdom (1987 - 1987)


  • Political Economy Governance and Security Botucatu, Brazil; Israel (1981 - 1982)

    Political Economy Governance and Security

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Contact Info

Lori Ann Post, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Emergency Medicine464 Congress Ave
New Haven, CT 06519-1315

Curriculum Vitae

Homelessness and Communication with Healthcare Providers

Persons experiencing homelessness presenting to emergency departments have high use of mobile phones. Smart phone ownership and use suggest it may be the best method to stay connected to their healthcare provider.