Samuel J. Stratton
Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Home Department: Community Health Sciences
Areas of Interest
Health risk assessment for local community disaster hazards using verified models; defining priority rural Public Health issues including demographics of access to health care at the US-Mexico Border; health care sector capacity in public health disasters, or the ability of the acute health care system to develop “surge” capacity in disasters; exploration of current research techniques and methods used in public health disaster research.
Dr. Stratton is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences Department. He is also a Deputy Health Officer and the Medical Director for Health Disaster Management/ Emergency Medical Services at the Orange County California Health Care Agency. Dr. Stratton has recently published research on emergency public health water supplies for hospitals in the Greek Islands. Further research on the management of mass casualties in sparsely populated areas of Eastern Canada has recently been accepted for publication. Dr. Stratton is Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, which has a focus on publishing international scientific papers regarding emergency care and disaster health issues.
Book Chapters, peer reviewed:
Stratton SJ, “Tsunamis”, in Disaster Medicine, K.L. Koenig, C.H. Schultz (eds), Cambridge Press, New York 2010, pages 578-585.
Journal Articles, peer reviewed:
Saver J, Starkman S, Eckstein M, Stratton SJ, Pratt FD, Hamilton S, Conwit R, Liebeskind DS, Sung G, Kramer I, Moreau G, Goldweber R, Sanossian N, FAST-MAG Investigators and Coordinators. Prehospital Use of Magnesium Sulfate as Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke. New England Journal of Medicine 2015;372(6):528-536.
Alexakis LC, Codreanu TA, Stratton SJ, “Water and Power Reserve Capacity in Health Facilities in the Greek islands”, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2014;29(2):146-150.
Smith WP, Tuffin H, Stratton SJ, Wallis LA. “Validation of a Modified Medical Resource Model for Mass Gatherings”, Prehospital and DisasterMedicine 2013;28(1):1-7.