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Maya Haasz

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3064-2015 Additional info

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    Concordia University, Montreal, QCBSC Honours05/2002Chemistry
    McGill University, Montreal, QCMD05/2006Medicine
    McGill University, Montreal, QC2009Pediatrics Residency
    University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON06/2011Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
    Masters of Science, Aurora, COClinical Science
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    2022First author on Prime Time Practice Changer, American College of Emergency Physicians, Scientific Assembly
    2023Bardsley Award in Humanism in Medicine and Excellence in Teaching, University of Colorado

    Collapse Overview 
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    My research focus is firearm safety and lethal means safety, with the goal of decreasing firearm injuries in children and adolescents. My overall research objective is to identify the ideal means by which to deliver effective safe firearm storage and lethal means safety education in the Emergency Department. In addition, I have experience and expertise in child advocacy, and am the Director of the Pediatric Advocacy Rotation.

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    1K23HD114903-01     (Maya Haasz)Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 1, 2029
    TEEN LENS ED: TEen ENgaged LEthal meaNs Safety for the Emergency Department.
    Role Description: To adapt an existing lethal means planning tool with teens and caregivers that is brief, effective, and engages teens and caregivers in lethal means safety planning in the ED.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    15PJDP-21-GK-03870-MUMU     (Eric Sigel)Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2024
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Prevention.
    Comprehensive Youth Violence Prevention Program.
    Role Description: This project is a service grant that will establish Children’s Hospital Colorado as a Hospital Based Violence Prevention program utilizing a 3-pronged approach. 1) Establishing the At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program to CHCO, working with assault injured youth in the Emergency Department; 2) Establishing the Adolescent Medicine Clinic as a venue to assess and treat violence involved youth, utilizing an LCSW to coordinate services and 3) linkage to an evidence-based intervention, Functional Family Therapy to treat higher risk youth.

         Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 30, 2021
    EMF/AFFIRM/ENAF Firearm Injury Prevention Research Grant
    Safety Education in the Emergency Department (SEED): A Pilot Study
    Role Description: The goal of this project was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a 30-second versus a 3-minute firearm educational video in the Pediatric Emergency Department using a non-blinded randomized control design. We showed that both videos were acceptable and feasible to complete in the PED, suggesting that education in the ED would be acceptable in a pragmatic design. I intend to use this information to optimize our messaging and standardize firearm safety education in the PED, particularly for higher risk populations. The results are being presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians conference in October 2022, and the manuscript is in progress.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    CMH-M-20-15     (Maya Haasz)Sep 1, 2019 - Aug 30, 2021
    University of Colorado, CCTSI Child and Maternal Health-Pilot Grant
    Safe Storage of Firearms: What Do Parents Know?
    Role Description: The goal of this project was to evaluate the utility of a brief educational video in improving knowledge surrounding lethal means restriction and safe firearm storage among firearm-owning caregivers of adolescents. We did this by comparing a cohort of individuals who did and did not watch a video at baseline and three months after the index visit.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Children’s Hospital Colorado Clinical and Operational Effectiveness and Patient Safety Small Grants Program
    Improving Identification of Suicide Risk Factors Among High-Risk Youth in the Pediatric Emergency Department
    Role Description: All youth over 10 years old presenting to the PED are screened for suicidal ideation, following which a provider must determine if they warrant an in-depth mental health evaluation. The goal of this study was to standardize the secondary assessment of those screening at moderate or high risk for suicide.
    Role: Primary Mentor

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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    1. Hanson HR, Formica M, Laraque-Arena D, Zonfrillo MR, Desai P, O'Neil JO, Unni P, Johnson EL, Cobb P, Agarwal M, Beckworth K, Schroter S, Strotmeyer S, Donnelly KA, Middelberg LK, Morse AM, Dodington J, Latuska RF, Anderson B, Lawson KA, Valente M, Levas MN, Kiragu AW, Monroe K, Ruest SM, Lee LK, Charyk Stewart T, Attridge MM, Haasz M, Jafri M, McIntire A, Rogers SC, Uspal NG, Blanchard A, Hazeltine MD, Riech T, Jennissen C, Model L, Fu Q, Clukies LD, Juang D, Ruda MT, Prince JM, Chao S, Yorkgitis BK, Pomerantz WJ. A multicenter evaluation of pediatric emergency department injury visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inj Epidemiol. 2023 Dec 13; 10(1):66. PMID: 38093383.
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    2. Hoffmann JA, Carter CP, Olsen CS, Chaudhari PP, Chaudhary S, Duffy S, Glomb N, Goyal MK, Grupp-Phelan J, Haasz M, Ketabchi B, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Lerner EB, Shihabuddin B, Wendt W, Cook LJ, Alpern ER. Pediatric Firearm Injury Emergency Department Visits From 2017 to 2022: A Multicenter Study. Pediatrics. 2023 Dec 01; 152(6). PMID: 37927086.
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    3. Haasz M, Dulchavsky A, Stevens J, Nolan M, Leonard J, Phillips R, Knoepke C, Schroeppel T, Zuk J, Abbey W, Ambroggio L. Long-term physical and mental health outcomes of pediatric firearm-injured victims: A prospective cohort study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 10 01; 95(4):e31-e35. PMID: 37335171.
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    4. Haasz M, Myers MG, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Zimmerman MA, Seewald L, Sokol RL, Cunningham RM, Carter PM. Firearms Availability Among High-School Age Youth With Recent Depression or Suicidality. Pediatrics. 2023 06 01; 151(6). PMID: 37212021.
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    5. Haasz M, Sigel E, Betz ME, Leonard J, Brooks-Russell A, Ambroggio L. Acceptability of Long Versus Short Firearm Safety Education Videos in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 10; 82(4):482-493. PMID: 37140494.
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    6. McCarthy V, Wright-Kelly E, Steinhart B, Haasz M, Ma M, Brooks-Russell A. Assessment of Reported Time to Access a Loaded Gun Among Colorado Adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. 2023 05 01; 177(5):543-545. PMID: 36972035.
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    7. Sokol RL, Haasz M, Zimmerman MA, Cunningham RM, Carter PM. The association between witnessing firearm violence and firearm carriage: Results from a national study of teens. Prev Med. 2023 06; 171:107516. PMID: 37086861.
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    8. Behrens D, Haasz M, Dodington J, Lee LK. Firearm Injury Prevention Advocacy: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2023 02; 70(1):67-82. PMID: 36402472.
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    9. Middelberg LK, Leonard JC, Shi J, Aranda A, Brown JC, Cochran CL, Eastep K, Haasz M, Hoffmann JA, Koral A, Lamoshi A, Levitte S, Lo YHJ, Montminy T, Myer S, Novotny NM, Parrado RH, Ruan W, Stewart AM, Talathi S, Tavarez MM, Townsend P, Zaytsev J, Rudolph B. Warning Labels and High-Powered Magnet Exposures. Pediatrics. 2022 11 01; 150(5). PMID: 36189482.
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    10. Stevens J, Pickett K, Kaar J, Nolan MM, Reppucci ML, Corkum K, Hills-Dunlap J, Haasz M, Acker S. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric firearm injuries in Colorado. J Pediatr Surg. 2023 Feb; 58(2):344-349. PMID: 36411111.
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    11. Seewald LA, Myers M, Zimmerman MA, Walton MA, Cunningham RM, Rupp LA, Haasz M, Carter PM. Firearm safety counseling among caregivers of high-school age teens: Results from a National Survey. Prev Med. 2022 12; 165(Pt A):107285. PMID: 36183798.
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    12. Cafferty R, Ambroggio L, Leonard J, Schmidt S, Haasz M. Evaluating Provider Documentation of Suicide Risk Factors Among Youth Screening Positive for Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jul 01; 38(7):317-320. PMID: 35608523.
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    13. Haasz M, Boggs JM, Beidas RS, Betz ME. Firearms, Physicians, Families, and Kids: Finding Words that Work. J Pediatr. 2022 08; 247:133-137. PMID: 35605644.
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    14. Wong S, Sudanagunta S, Gilchrist E, Haasz M. Policy pathways to address American youth firearm injury and death. Ann Fam Med. 2022 04 01; (20 Suppl 1). PMID: 36944041.
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    15. Middelberg LK, Leonard JC, Shi J, Aranda A, Brown JC, Cochran CL, Eastep K, Gonzalez R, Haasz M, Herskovitz S, Hoffmann JA, Koral A, Lamoshi A, Levitte S, Lo YHJ, Montminy T, Novak I, Ng K, Novotny NM, Parrado RH, Ruan W, Shapiro J, Sinclair EM, Stewart AM, Talathi S, Tavarez MM, Townsend P, Zaytsev J, Rudolph B. High-Powered Magnet Exposures in Children: A Multi-Center Cohort Study. Pediatrics. 2022 03 01; 149(3). PMID: 35112127.
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    16. Stevens J, Leonard J, Reppucci ML, Schroeppel T, Bensard D, Haasz M. Individual and neighborhood level characteristics of pediatric firearm injuries presenting at trauma centers in Colorado. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 09 01; 93(3):385-393. PMID: 35998288.
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    17. Betz ME, Haasz M. Divergent and Unified: A Path Forward for Firearm Injury Prevention. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 10; 233(4):576-577. PMID: 34563330.
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    18. Phillips R, Shahi N, Bensard D, Meier M, Shirek G, Goldsmith A, Recicar J, Haasz M, Schroeppel T, Moulton S. Guns, scalpels, and sutures: The cost of gunshot wounds in children and adolescents. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 09; 89(3):558-564. PMID: 32833412.
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    19. Chui H, Caldwell J, Yordanova M, Cockovski V, Fredric D, Harel-Sterling M, Haasz M, Al-Ismaili Z, Pizzi M, Ma Q, Devarajan P, Goldstein SL, Zappitelli M. Tubular injury and cell-cycle arrest biomarkers?to predict acute kidney injury in noncritically ill children receiving aminoglycosides. Biomark Med. 2020 07; 14(10):879-894. PMID: 32808826.
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    20. Haasz M, Ostro D, Scolnik D. Examining the Appropriateness and Motivations Behind Low-Acuity Pediatric Emergency Department Visits. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Sep; 34(9):647-649. PMID: 30180100.
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    21. Haasz M, Simone LA, Wales PW, Stimec J, Stephens D, Beno S, Schuh S. Which pediatric blunt trauma patients do not require pelvic imaging? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):828-32. PMID: 26496109.
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    22. Kagedan DJ, Haasz M, Kumar Chadha N, Vinod Mehta S. Epiglottitis as a presentation of leukemia in an adolescent. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Oct; 30(10):733-5. PMID: 25275354.
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    23. George M, Haasz M, Coronado A, Salhanick S, Korbel L, Kitzmiller JP. Acute dyskinesia, myoclonus, and akathisa in an adolescent male abusing quetiapine via nasal insufflation: a case study. BMC Pediatr. 2013 Nov 16; 13:187. PMID: 24238149.
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    24. Haasz M, Bonnycastle M, Dylewski J, Opatrny L. Beseiged. Am J Med. 2006 Nov; 119(11):930-1. PMID: 17071158.
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