Christopher Peabody, MD, MPH


Dr. Peabody is the Director of the UCSF Acute Care Innovation Center, an initiative of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The center focuses on design and engineering principles to improve the Acute Care system in San Francisco. Currently, the center is focused on solutions around Emergency Department teamwork and care coordination.

Dr. Peabody is also the Director of Quality and Performance Improvement at the San Francisco General Hospital Emergency Department. Here he uses his formal training in quality improvement and patient safety to help the Emergency Department team fulfill their mission to provide high-quality acute, unscheduled care in San Francisco’s Level-1 Trauma Center.

Dr. Peabody also serves as a UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Coach, as a Board Advisor for the UCSF Health Hub, and as a founder of the “Dream Team” program – an innovative peer-to-peer mentoring platform. He is a practicing emergency physician at San Francisco General Hospital and is active in both medical student and resident education.


Designing and developing a digital equity dashboard for the emergency department.

Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open

Yi S, Burke C, Reilly A, Straube S, Graterol J, Peabody CR

Designing clinical guidelines that improve access and satisfaction in the emergency department.

Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open

Pondicherry N, Schwartz H, Stark N, Dhanoa J, Emanuels D, Singh M, Peabody CR

Discharge Navigator: Implementation and Cross-Sectional Evaluation of a Digital Decision Tool for Social Resources upon Emergency Department Discharge.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Grade M, Stark N, Emanuels D, Lu A, Doshi J, Leung S, Peabody C

Team and leadership factors and their relationship to burnout in emergency medicine during COVID-19: A 3-wave cross-sectional study.

Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open

Bhanja A, Hayirli T, Stark N, Hardy J, Peabody CR, Kerrissey M

How psychological safety and feeling heard relate to burnout and adaptation amid uncertainty.

Health care management review

Kerrissey MJ, Hayirli TC, Bhanja A, Stark N, Hardy J, Peabody CR

Unprecedented Training: Experience of Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Annals of emergency medicine

Stark N, Hayirli T, Bhanja A, Kerrissey M, Hardy J, Peabody CR

Masked and distanced: a qualitative study of how personal protective equipment and distancing affect teamwork in emergency care.

International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care

Building Back Better: Applying Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic to Expand Critical Information Access.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Schwartz HEM, Stark NR, Sowa CS, Singh MK, Peabody CR

Developing Virtual Reality Trauma Training Experiences Using 360-Degree Video: Tutorial.

Journal of medical Internet research

Patel D, Hawkins J, Chehab LZ, Martin-Tuite P, Feler J, Tan A, Alpers BS, Pink S, Wang J, Freise J, Kim P, Peabody C, Bowditch J, Williams ER, Sammann A

Streamlining Care in Crisis: Rapid Creation and Implementation of a Digital Support Tool for COVID-19.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Stark N, Kerrissey M, Grade M, Berrean B, Peabody C

Predicting Emergency Department "Bouncebacks": A Retrospective Cohort Analysis.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Montoy JCC, Tamayo-Sarver J, Miller GA, Baer AE, Peabody CR

Hemoptysis? Try Inhaled Tranexamic Acid.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Komura S, Rodriguez RM, Peabody CR

A Toddler with Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum.

Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine

Chow JL, Green-Hopkins I, Peabody CR

Deep Needle Procedures: Improving Safety With Ultrasound Visualization.

Journal of patient safety

Peabody CR, Mandavia D

Ultrasound diagnosis of urethral calculi.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Peabody C, Mailhot T, Perera P

Disaster mobile health technology: lessons from Haiti.

Prehospital and disaster medicine

Callaway DW, Peabody CR, Hoffman A, Cote E, Moulton S, Baez AA, Nathanson L

Type II protein secretion and its relationship to bacterial type IV pili and archaeal flagella.

Microbiology (Reading, England)

Peabody CR, Chung YJ, Yen MR, Vidal-Ingigliardi D, Pugsley AP, Saier MH

Protein-translocating outer membrane porins of Gram-negative bacteria.

Biochimica et biophysica acta

Yen MR, Peabody CR, Partovi SM, Zhai Y, Tseng YH, Saier MH