Jill M. Baren, MD, MS, MBA

Jill M. Baren

Jill M. Baren MD, MS, MBA


Vice-President of Academic Affairs

Professor of Biological Sciences

Professor of Humanities


BS (Biochemistry) Brown University

MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

MS (Bioethics) University of Pennsylvania

MBA Brandeis University

Research Interests

Research focus on informed consent within clinical trials of acute neurological emergencies funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Served as a consultant to the National Institute of Health, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, and the Food and Drug Administration on informed consent regulations in clinical trials of life-threatening conditions.


Publications include over 150 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters. Co-editor of a case-based teaching text, “Emergency Medicine Pearls,” Senior Editor of the textbook, “Pediatric Emergency Medicine” and Associate Editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Textbook, 9th Edition. Reviewer for multiple scientific journals. Named to teaching honor role at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia more than a dozen times and received the Mentor of the Year award by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn Medicine twice. Recipient of the 2017 Leadership Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine.

Selected Scholarly Activity

Selected publications

Newgard CD, Morris CD, Smith L, Cook JNB, Yealy DM, Collins S, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, Richardson LD, Kimmel S, Becker LB, Scott JD, Lowe RA, Callaway CW, Gowen LK, Baren J, Storrow AB, Vasilevsky N, White M, Zell A.: The First National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Program in Emergency Care Research: Productivity and Outcomes. Ann Emerg Med. 72(6): 679-690, 2018.

Whitesides LW, Baren JM, Biros MH, Fleischman RJ, Govindarajan PR, Jones EB, Pancioli AM, Pentz RD, Scicluna VM, Wright DW, Dickert NW: Impact of individual clinical outcomes on trial participants' perspectives on enrollment in emergency research without consent. Clin Trials 14(2): 180-186, 2017.

Stanley RM, Johnson MD, Vance C, Bajaj L, Babcock L, Atabaki S, Thomas D, Simon HK, Cohen DM, Rubacalva D, David Adelson P, Bulloch B, Rogers AJ, Mahajan P, Baren J, Lee L, Hoyle J, Quayle K, Charles Casper T, Michael Dean J, Kuppermann N: Challenges Enrolling Children Into Traumatic Brain Injury Trials: An Observational Study. Acad Emerg Med. 24(1):31-39, 2017.

Baren JM, Cairns CB, Neumar RW: National Institutes of Health funding of emergency care research: feast or famine? Ann Emerg Med. 68(2): 172-3, 2016.

Dickert NW, Scicluna VM, Baren JM, et al.: Patients' perspectives of enrollment in research without consent: the patients' experiences in emergency research–progesterone for the treatment of traumatic brain injury study. Crit Care Med 43(3): 603-12, 2015.

Chamberlain JM, Okada P, Holsti M, Mahajan P, Brown KM, Vance C, Gonzalez V, Lichenstein R, Stanley R, Brousseau DC, Grubenhoff J, Zemek R, Johnson DW, Clemons TE, Baren J: Lorazepam vs. diazepam for pediatric status epilepticus: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 311(16): 1652-60, 23-30, 2014.

Pascual JL, Murcy MA, Li S, Gong W, Eisenstadt R, Kumasaka K, Sims C, Smith DH, Browne K, Allen S, Baren J: Neuroprotective effects of progesterone in traumatic brain injury: blunted in vivo neutrophil activation at the blood-brain barrier. Am J Surg 206(6):840-5, 2013

Venella JJ, Papa A, Baren JM: Transforming care in a large inner-city university hospital emergency department J Emerg Nurs Nov 2012.

Biros MH, Hauswald M, Baren JM, Cone DC: Procedural versus practical ethics. Acad Emerg Med. 17(9): 989-90, Sep 2010

Selected Presentations

May 2019 "How to be a quality mentor." Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada

Apr 2019 “Career transitions in leadership.” Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for Women Spring Panel, Drexel University College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 2019 “Crisis in the boardroom - strategies for women leaders." Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dec 2018 “Issues in women's leadership." Residency Visitation Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Sept 2018 “Ann Preston School of Medicine case simulation." Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellows Program, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

May 2018 “Glass or sky? Women's leadership in emergency medicine." American College of Emergency Physicians Legislative and Advocacy National Conference. Washington, DC

May 2018 “Women's leadership in emergency medicine" Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Panel. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting

Feb 2016 “The value of the ‘K’ Award: Is it worth it? Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ

Feb 2016 "The success of the K12 clinical research career development award program." Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ

May 2015 “Public perceptions of exception from informed consent.” Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA

Jun 2013 “The history of pediatric emergency medicine.” Emory University Emergency Medicine Graduation Speaker/Visiting Professor. Atlanta, GA

Dec 2012 “Triumphs and pitfalls for women physician-scientists.” American Physician Scientist Association. Chicago, IL

Sept 2011 “Options for emergency care research. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness. Washington, D.C.

Apr 2010 “Conducting multi-center research: the role of the community hospital.” Richard M. Linder Memorial Research Lecture York Hospital-Wellspan Health System. York, PA

Sept 2010 “Fostering productive and ongoing relationships between researchers and communities.” Research and Communities Conference Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA

Professional Information

Board certified in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine.

28 years in academic medicine and higher education with multiple leadership roles in academic health centers and national organizations.

Past president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Contact Information

Mailing address: University of the Sciences, Box #65
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office Phone: 215-596-8866
Office Fax: 215-596-8544

jbaren [at] usciences [dot] edu