David  Eisenman, MD

David Eisenman, MD

  • Internal Medicine
Westwood Internal Medicine 200 | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 420, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Link to Dr. Eisenman's complete CV

David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, is a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has a joint appointment at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health where he directs the Center for Public Health and Disasters and is the Deputy Director for Community Partnerships at the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions. Dr. Eisenman is also an Associate Natural Scientist at RAND. Dr. Eisenman lives and surfs in Marina del Rey, California.




Medical Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2021


Primary Care, UCLA School of Medicine, 2002


Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Montefiore Medical Park, 1993
Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1991


Internal Medicine, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1990


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, 1989


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Focus


David Eisenman-- Resilience



For over 20 years, Dr. Eisenman has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Forest Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His research is focused on public health and disasters, including wildfires, heat-waves and COVID-19, climate change, and violence. He has authored over one hundred peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and major reports.  He has served on committees and expert panels for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health, and national and international funding organizations.  Currently, he is a Member on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies and was a committee member on their recently completed systematic review of the public health disaster research literature, “Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response”. He was the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Preparedness Science Officer for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program from 2012-2016.


  1. Eisenman DP, McKegney FP. Delirium at Therapeutic Serum Concentrations of Digoxin and Quinidine. Psychosomatics. 1994 Jan-Feb;35(1):91-3. doi: 10.1016/S0033-3182(94)71814-4.
  2. Keller AS, Saul JM, Eisenman DP. Caring for Survivors of Torture in an Urban, Municipal Hospital. J Ambul Care Manage. 1998 Apr;21(2):20-9; discussion 43-55.
  3. Eisenman DP, Keller AS, Kim G. Survivors of Torture in a General Medical Setting: How Often Have Patients Been Tortured, and How Often Is It Missed? West J Med. 2000 May;172(5):301-4. PMCID: PMC1070871.
  4. Eisenman DP, Bergner S, Cohen I. An Ideal Victim: Idealizing Trauma Victims Causes Traumatic Stress in Human Rights Workers. Human Rights Review. 2000 Dec;1(4):106-14. doi: 10.1007/s12142-000-1046-3.
  5. Brune M, Haasen C, Krausz M, Yagdiran O, Bustos E, Eisenman D. Belief Systems as Coping Factors for Traumatized Refugees: a Pilot Study. Eur Psychiatry. 2002 Dec;17(8):451-8.
  6. Eisenman DP, Cunningham WE, Zierler S, Nakazono TT, Shapiro MF, Consortium H. Effect of Violence on Utilization of Services and Access to Care in Persons with HIV. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Feb;18(2):125-7. PMCID: PMC1494821.
  7. Eisenman DP, Gelberg L, Liu H, Shapiro MF. Mental Health and Health-Related Quality of Life among Adult Latino Primary Care Patients Living in the United States with Previous Exposure to Political Violence. JAMA. 2003 Aug;290(5):627-34. doi: 10.1001/jama.290.5.627.
  8. Eisenman DP, Wold C, Setodji C, Hickey S, Lee B, Stein BD, Long A. Will Public Health's Response to Terrorism Be Fair? Racial/Ethnic Variations in Perceived Fairness during a Bioterrorist Event. Biosecur Bioterror. 2004 Sep;2(3):146-56. doi: 10.1089/bsp.2004.2.146.
  9. Stein BD, Tanielian TL, Eisenman DP, Keyser DJ, Burnam MA, Pincus HA. Emotional and Behavioral Consequences of Bioterrorism: Planning a Public Health Response. Milbank Q. 2004 Sep;82(3):413-55, table of contents. doi: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2004.00317.x. PMCID: PMC2690224.
  10. Eisenman DP, Stein BD, Tanielian TL, Pincus HA. Terrorism's Psychologic Effects and their Implications for Primary Care Policy, Research, and Education. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Aug;20(8):772-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.0192.x. PMCID: PMC1490192.
  11. Bogart LM, Collins RL, Cunningham W, Beckman R, Golinelli D, Eisenman D, Bird CE. The Association of Partner Abuse with Risky Sexual Behaviors among Women and Men with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Behav. 2005 Sep;9(3):325-33. doi: 10.1007/s10461-005-9006-1.
  12. Eisenman DP, Wold C, Fielding J, Long A, Setodji C, Hickey S, Gelberg L. Differences in Individual-Level Terrorism Preparedness in Los Angeles County. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Jan;30(1):1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2005.09.001.
  13. Eisenman D, Weine S, Green B, de Jong J, Rayburn N, Ventevogel P, Keller A, Agani F. The ISTSS/Rand Guidelines on Mental Health Training of Primary Healthcare Providers for Trauma-Exposed Populations in Conflict-Affected Countries. J Trauma Stress. 2006 Feb;19(1):5-17. doi: 10.1002/jts.20094.
  14. Eisenman DP, Cordasco KM, Asch S, Golden JF, Glik D. Disaster Planning and Risk Communication with Vulnerable Communities: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Am J Public Health. 2007Apr;97 Suppl 1:S109-15. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2005.084335. PMCID: PMC1855003.
  15. Meredith LS, Eisenman DP, Rhodes H, Ryan G, Long A. Trust Influences Response to Public Health Messages during a Bioterrorist Event. J Health Commun. 2007 Apr;12(3):217-32. doi: 10.1080/10810730701265978.
  16. Cordasco KM, Eisenman DP, Glik DC, Golden JF, Asch SM. “They Blew the Levee": Distrust of Authorities among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 May;18(2):277-82. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0028.
  17. Eisenman D, Bogart LM, Bird CE, Collins RL, Golinelli D, Fremont A, Beckman R, Cunningham W. Differential Diffusion of HIV Technologies by Gender: The Case of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Jun;21(6):390-9. doi: 10.1089/apc.2006.0061.
  18. Eisenman DP, Meredith LS, Rhodes H, Green BL, Kaltman S, Cassells A, Tobin JN. PTSD in Latino Patients: Illness Beliefs, Treatment Preferences, and Implications for Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep;23(9):1386-92. doi: 10.1007/s11606-008-0677-y. PMCID: PMC2518000.
  19. Eisenman DP, Richardson E, Sumner LA, Ahmed SR, Liu H, Valentine J, Rodriguez M. Intimate Partner Violence and Community Service Needs among Pregnant and Postpartum Latina Women. Violence Vict. 2009;24(1):111-21. PMCID: PMC2791786.
  20. Eisenman DP, Glik D, Ong M, Zhou Q, Tseng CH, Long A, Fielding J, Asch S. Terrorism-Related Fear and Avoidance Behavior in a Multiethnic Urban Population. Am J Public Health. 2009 Jan;99(1):168-74. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.124206. PMCID: PMC2636595.
  21. Eisenman DP, Zhou Q, Ong M, Asch S, Glik D, Long A. Variations in Disaster Preparedness by Mental Health, Perceived General Health, and Disability Status. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar;3(1):33-41. doi: 10.1097/DMP.0b013e318193be89.
  22. Eisenman DP, Glik D, Maranon R, Gonzales L, Asch S. Developing a Disaster Preparedness Campaign Targeting Low-Income Latino Immigrants: Focus Group Results for Project PREP. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 May;20(2):330-45. doi: 10.1353/hpu.0.0129
  23. Meredith LS, Eisenman DP, Green BL, Basurto-Davila R, Cassells A, Tobin J. System Factors Affect the Recognition and Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Primary Care Clinicians. Med Care. 2009 Jun;47(6):686-94. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318190db5d. PMCID: PMC2762995.
  24. Eisenman DP, Glik D, Gonzalez L, Maranon R, Zhou Q, Tseng CH, Asch SM. Improving Latino Disaster Preparedness Using Social Networks. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec;37(6):512-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.07.022.
  25. Meredith LS, Zazzali JL, Shields S, Eisenman DP, Alsabagh H. Psychological Effects of Patient Surge in Large-Scale Emergencies: A Quality Improvement Tool for Hospital and Clinic Capacity Planning and Response. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Mar-Apr;25(2):107-14.
  26. Meredith LS, Eisenman DP, Tanielian T, Taylor SL, Basurto-Davila R, Zazzali J, Diamond D, Cienfuegos B, Shields S. Prioritizing “Psychological” Consequences for Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Framework for Addressing the Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Effects of Patient Surge in Large-Scale Disasters. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011 Mar;5(1):73-80. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2010.47.
  27. Asch SM, Damberg CL, Hiatt L, Teleki SS, Shaw R, Hill TE, Benjamin-Johnson R, Eisenman DP, Kulkarni SP, Wang E, Williams B, Yesus A, Grudzen CR. Selecting Performance Indicators for Prison Health Care. J Correct Health Care. 2011 Apr;17(2):138-49. doi: 10.1177/1078345810397712.
  28. Rodriguez MA, Valentine J, Ahmed SR, Eisenman DP, Sumner LA, Heilemann MV, Liu H. Intimate Partner Violence and Maternal Depression during the Perinatal Period: A Longitudinal Investigation of Latinas. Violence Against Women. 2010 May;16(5):543-59. doi: 10.1177/1077801210366959. PMCID: PMC2856120.
  29. Baldwin SB, Eisenman DP, Sayles JN, Ryan G, Chuang KS. Identification of Human Trafficking Victims in Health Care Settings. Health Hum Rights. 2011 Jul;13(1):E36-49.
  30. Crosson JC, Etz RS, Wu S, Straus SG, Eisenman D, Bell DS. Meaningful Use of Electronic Prescribing in 5 Exemplar Primary Care Practices. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;9(5):392-7. doi: 10.1370/afm.1261. PMCID: PMC3185481.
  31. Sumner LA, Valentine J, Eisenman D, Ahmed S, Myers H, Wyatt G, Liu H, Zhang M, Rodriguez MA. The Influence of Prenatal Trauma, Stress, Social Support, and Years of Residency in the US on Postpartum Maternal Health Status among Low-Income Latinas. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Oct;15(7):1046-54. doi: 10.1007/s10995-010-0649-9. PMCID: PMC3043120.
  32. Stajura M, Glik D, Eisenman D, Prelip M, Martel A, Sammartinova J. Perspectives of Community-and Faith-Based Organizations about Partnering with Local Health Departments for Disasters. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Jul;9(7):2293-311. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9072293. PMCID: PMC3407903.
  33. Eisenman DP, Williams MV, Glik D, Long A, Plough AL, Ong M. The Public Health Disaster Trust Scale: Validation of a Brief Measure. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Jul-Aug;18(4):E11-8. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31823991e8.
  34. Carameli KA, Eisenman DP, Blevins J, d'Angona B, Glik DC. Planning for Chronic Disease Medications in Disaster: Perspectives from Patients, Physicians, Pharmacists, and Insurers. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Jun;7(3):257-65. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2010.46.
  35. Plough A, Fielding JE, Chandra A, Williams M, Eisenman D, Wells KB, Law GY, Fogleman S, Magana A. Building Community Disaster Resilience: Perspectives from a Large Urban County Department of Public Health. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul;103(7):1190-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301268. PMCID: PMC3682619.
  36. Wells KB, Tang J, Lizaola E, Jones F, Brown A, Stayton A, Williams M, Chandra A, Eisenman D, Fogleman S, Plough A. Applying Community Engagement to Disaster Planning: Developing the Vision and Design for the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Initiative. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul;103(7):1172-80. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301407. PMCID: PMC3682631.
  37. Sammartinova J, Glik D, Prelip M, Stajura M, Martel A, Eisenman D. The Long and Winding Road: Finding Disaster Preparedness Coordinators in a National Sample of Local Health Departments. Public Health Rep. 2013 Sep-Oct;128(5):364-6. doi: 10.1177/003335491312800506. PMCID: PMC3743284.
  38. Glik DC, Eisenman DP, Donatello I, Afifi A, Stajura M, Prelip ML, Sammartinova J, Martel A. Reliability and Validity of the Assessment for Disaster Engagement with Partners Tool (ADEPT) for Local Health Departments. Public Health Rep. 2014;129 Suppl 4:77-86. doi: 10.1177/00333549141296S411. PMCID: PMC4187310.
  39. Sammartinova J, Donatello I, Eisenman D, Glik D, Prelip M, Martel A, Stajura M. Local Public Health Departments’ Satisfaction with Community Engagement for Emergency Preparedness. American Journal of Bioterrorism, Biosecurity and Biodefense. 2014;1:1-6.
  40. Eisenman DP, Bazzano A, Koniak-Griffin D, Tseng CH, Lewis MA, Lamb K, Lehrer D. Peer-Mentored Preparedness (PM-Prep): A New Disaster Preparedness Program for Adults Living Independently in the Community. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2014 Feb;52(1):49-59. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-52.1.49.
  41. Glik DC, Eisenman DP, Zhou Q, Tseng CH, Asch SM. Using the Precaution Adoption Process Model to Describe a Disaster Preparedness Intervention among Low-Income Latinos. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr;29(2):272-83. doi: 10.1093/her/cyt109.
  42. Meredith LS, Eisenman DP, Green BL, Kaltman S, Wong EC, Han B, Cassells A, Tobin JN. Design of the Violence and Stress Assessment (ViStA) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Care Management for PTSD among Predominantly Latino Patients in Safety Net Health Centers. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):163-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.04.005. PMCID: PMC4104208.
  43. Eisenman D, Chandra A, Fogleman S, Magana A, Hendricks A, Wells K, Williams M, Tang J, Plough A. The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project-A Community-Level, Public Health Initiative to Build Community Disaster Resilience. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Aug;11(8):8475-90. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110808475. PMCID: PMC4143872.
  44. Baldwin SB, Fehrenbacher AE, Eisenman DP. Psychological Coercion in Human Trafficking: An Application of Biderman's Framework. Qual Health Res. 2015 Sep;25(9):1171-81. doi: 10.1177/1049732314557087.
  45. Chi GC, Williams M, Chandra A, Plough A, Eisenman D. Partnerships for Community Resilience: Perspectives from the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. Public Health. 2015 Sep;129(9):1297-300. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.07.004. PMCID: PMC4579041.
  46. Chandra A, Williams MV, Lopez C, Tang J, Eisenman D, Magana A. Developing A Tabletop Exercise to Test Community Resilience: Lessons from the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Oct;9(5):484-8. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.99.
  47. Eisenman D, McCaffrey S, Donatello I, Marshal G. An Ecosystems and Vulnerable Populations Perspective on Solastalgia and Psychological Distress after a Wildfire. Ecohealth. 2015 Dec;12(4):602-10. doi: 10.1007/s10393-015-1052-1.
  48. Grinshteyn EG, Eisenman DP, Cunningham WE, Andersen R, Ettner SL. Individual-and Neighborhood-Level Determinants of Fear of Violent Crime among Adolescents. Fam Community Health. 2016 Apr;39(2):103-12. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000095.
  49. Vaughan CA, Miles JN, Eisenman DP, Meredith LS. Longitudinal Associations among Pain, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, and Stress Appraisals. J Trauma Stress. 2016 Apr;29(2):176-9. doi: 10.1002/jts.22083. PMCID: PMC4862951.
  50. Meredith LS, Eisenman DP, Han B, Green BL, Kaltman S, Wong EC, Sorbero M, Vaughan C, Cassells A, Zatzick D, Diaz C, Hickey S, Kurz JR, Tobin JN. Impact of Collaborative Care for Underserved Patients with PTSD in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 May;31(5):509-17. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3588-3. PMCID: PMC4835392.
  51. Weine S, Eisenman DP, Kinsler J, Glik DC, Polutnik C. Addressing Violent Extremism as Public Health Policy and Practice. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 2016 Jun;9(3):208-21. doi: 10.1080/19434472.2016.1198413.
  52. Pincetl S, Chester M, Eisenman D. Urban Heat Stress Vulnerability in the US Southwest: The Role of Sociotechnical Systems. Sustainability. 2016 Aug;8(9):842.
  53. Eisenman DP, Adams RM, Rivard H. Measuring Outcomes in a Community Resilience Program: A New Metric for Evaluating Results at the Household Level. PLoS Curr. 2016 Sep;8. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.15b2d3cbce4e248309082ba1e67b95e1. PMCID: PMC5077704.
  54. Eisenman DP, Wilhalme H, Tseng CH, Chester M, English P, Pincetl S, Fraser A, Vangala S, Dhaliwal SK. Heat Death Associations with the Built Environment, Social Vulnerability and their Interactions with Rising Temperature. Health Place. 2016 Sep;41:89-99. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.08.007.
  55. Cha BS, Lawrence RI, Bliss JC, Wells KB, Chandra A, Eisenman DP. The Road to Resilience: Insights on Training Community Coalitions in the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Dec;10(6):812-21. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.46.
  56. Fraser AM, Chester MV, Eisenman D, Hondula DM, Pincetl SS, English P, Bondank E. Household Accessibility to Heat Refuges: Residential Air Conditioning, Public Cooled Space, and Walkability. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. 2017;44(6):1036-55.
  57. Adams RM, Rivard H, Eisenman DP. Who Participates in Building Disaster Resilient Communities: A Cluster-Analytic Approach. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Jan/Feb;23(1):37-46. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000387.
  58. Eisenman DP, Flavahan L. Canaries in the Coal Mine: Interpersonal Violence, Gang Violence, and Violent Extremism through a Public Health Prevention Lens. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2017 Aug;29(4):341-9. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2017.1343527.
  59. Weine S, Eisenman DP, Jackson T, Kinsler J, Polutnik C. Utilizing Mental Health Professionals to Help Prevent the Next Attacks. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2017
    Aug;29(4):334-40. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2017.1343533.
  60. Wynia MK, Eisenman D, Hanfling D. Ideologically Motivated Violence: A Public Health Approach to Prevention. Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug;107(8):1244-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303907.
  61. Nahlik MJ, Chester MV, Pincetl SS, Eisenman D, Sivaraman D, English P. Building Thermal Performance, Extreme Heat, and Climate Change. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 2017 Sep;23(3):04016043. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000349.
  62. Bromley E, Eisenman DP, Magana A, Williams M, Kim B, McCreary M, Chandra A, Wells KB. How Do Communities Use a Participatory Public Health Approach to Build Resilience? The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Oct;14(10). doi: 10.3390/ijerph14101267. PMCID: PMC5664768.
  63. Adams RM, Karlin B, Eisenman DP, Blakley J, Glik D. Who Participates in the Great Shakeout? Why Audience Segmentation is the Future of Disaster Preparedness Campaigns. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Nov;14(11). doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111407. PMCID: PMC5708046.
  64. Grinshteyn EG, Cunningham WE, Eisenman DP, Andersen R, Ettner SL. Fear of Violent Crime and Anxiety/Depression among Adolescents. Mental Health & Prevention. 2017 Dec;8:39-45. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhp.2017.07.002.
  65. Adams RM, Prelip ML, Glik DC, Donatello I, Eisenman DP. Facilitating Partnerships with Community-and Faith-Based Organizations for Disaster Preparedness and Response: Results of a National Survey of Public Health Departments. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Feb;12(1):57-66. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.36.
  66. Acosta JD, Burgette L, Chandra A, Eisenman DP, Gonzalez I, Varda D, Xenakis L. How Community and Public Health Partnerships Contribute to Disaster Recovery and Resilience. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Oct:1-9. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.130.
  67. Riley K, Wilhalme H, Delp L, Eisenman DP. Mortality and Morbidity During Extreme Heat Events and Prevalence of Outdoor Work: An Analysis of Community-Level Data from Los Angeles County, California. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Mar;15(4). doi: 10.3390/ijerph15040580. PMCID: PMC5923622.
  68. Williams MV, Chandra A, Spears A, Varda D, Wells KB, Plough AL, Eisenman DP. Evaluating Community Partnerships Addressing Community Resilience in Los Angeles, California. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Mar;15(4). doi: 10.3390/ijerph15040610. PMCID: PMC5923652.
  69. Kalkstein AJ, Kalkstein LS, Vanos JK, Eisenman DP, Grady Dixon P. Heat/Mortality Sensitivities in Los Angeles during Winter: a Unique Phenomenon in the United States. Environ Health. 2018 May;17(1):45. doi: 10.1186/s12940-018-0389-7. PMCID: PMC5934864.
  70. Springgate BF, Arevian AC, Wennerstrom A, Johnson AJ, Eisenman DP, Sugarman OK, Haywood CG, Trapido EJ, Sherbourne CD, Everett A, McCreary M, Meyers D, Kataoka S, Tang L, Sato J, Wells KB. Community Resilience Learning Collaborative and Research Network (C-LEARN): Study Protocol with Participatory Planning for a Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Aug 07;15(8). doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081683. PMCID: PMC6121437.
  71. Fraser AM, Chester MV, Eisenman D. Strategic Locating of Refuges for Extreme Heat Events (or Heat Waves). Urban Clim. 2018 Sep;25:109-19. doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2018.04.009.
  72. Eisenman DP, Adams RM, Lang CM, Prelip M, Dorian A, Acosta J, Glik D, Chinman M. A Program for Local Health Departments to Adapt and Implement Evidence-Based Emergency Preparedness Programs. Am J Public Health. 2018 Nov:e1-e3. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304535.
  73. Hoehne CG, Hondula DM, Chester MV, Eisenman DP, Middel A, Fraser AM, Watkins L, Gerster K. Heat Exposure during Outdoor Activities in the US Varies Significantly by City, Demography, and Activity. Health Place. 2018 Nov;54:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.014.
  74. Holmes T, Eisenman D. Incremental Advancements in Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Florida. Cities and Health. 2019 Jun;4(6):1-16. doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1614725
  75. Adams RA, Eisenman DP, Glik D. Community Advantage and Self-Efficacy Promote Disaster Preparedness: A Multilevel Model among Persons with Disabilities.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2019 Aug 03;16(15):2779.  doi:10.3390/ijerph16152779.
  76. Kim G, Martel A, Eisenman D, Prelip M, Arevian A, Johnson K, Glik D. Wireless Emergency Alert Messages: Influences on Protective Action Behavior. J. Contingencies Crisis Manag. 2019 Dec;27(4):374-86.  DOI: 10.1111/1468-5973.12278.
  77. Eisenman DP, Wiley DJ, Pollock BH, Rutherford GW, Rimoin AW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Checkoway H, Hurd T, Waters CM, Dawson-Rose C. Recommendations for Demonstrators, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Public Health Agencies for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission During Civil Protests. Public Health Rep. 2021 Feb:33354921991939. doi: 10.1177/0033354921991939. Online ahead of print.
  78. Yu S, Eisenman D, Han Z. Temporal Dynamics of Emotions during the COVID-19 Pandemic at the Center of Outbreak: A Sentimental Analysis of Weibo Tweets from Wuha.  J Med Internet Res. 2021 Mar 18;23(3):e27078. doi: 10.2196/27078. PMCID: PMC7977613.


  1. Eisenman D.  “Genocide.” In: Lester Breslow, ed., Encyclopedia of Public Health, Macmillan Reference, New York, 2002.
  2. Eisenman D.  “Screening Immigrants and Refugees for Mental Health Problems and a History of Torture in Ambulatory Care Settings.” In:  Patricia Walker, Elisabeth Barnett, eds., Immigrant Medicine : A Comprehensive Reference for the Care of Refugees and Immigrants, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007.
  3. Ekblad S, Kastrup M, Eisenman D.  “Interpersonal Violence towards Women: An Overview and Clinical Directions.” In: Patricia Walker, Elisabeth Barnett, eds., Immigrant Medicine : A Comprehensive Reference for the Care of Refugees and Immigrants,  Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007.
  4. Wenzel T, Kastrup M, Eisenman D.  “Torture Survivors:  A Hidden Population.” In: Patricia Walker, Elisabeth Barnett, eds., Immigrant Medicine : A Comprehensive Reference for the Care of Refugees and Immigrants, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007.
  5. Jaranson J, Ekblad S, Kroupin G, Eisenman D.  “Introduction to Mental Health of Immigrants.” In: Patricia Walker, Elisabeth Barnett, eds., Immigrant Medicine: A Comprehensive Reference for the Care of Refugees and Immigrants, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007.
  6. Eisenman D, Chandra, Fogleman S, Magana, Hendricks A, Wells K, Williams, Tang J, Plough A.  “The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project—A Community-Level, Public Health Initiative to Build Community Disaster Resilience” In: Kimberly Etingoff, ed., Ecological Resilience: Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Apple Academic Press, Ontario, Canada 2016.
  7. Petkova EP, Celovsky AS, Tsai WY, Eisenman D. “Mental Health Impacts of Droughts: Lessons for the U.S. from Australia”, In: Walter Leal Filho, Jesse M. Keenan, eds., Climate Change Adaptation in North America: Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt”, Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi 10.1007/978-3-319-53742-9.
  8. Eisenman DP, Weine S, Lashley M. “Can Public Health Help Prevent Violent Extremism? Should Public Health Help Prevent Violent Extremism?” In: Stéfanie von Hlatky ed., Countering Violent Extremism: Assessing Domestic and International Strategies,” McGill Queens University Press, 2020 February.


  1. Glik D, Carameli K, d’Angona B, Drury A, Eisenman D.  “Prescription Drugs and Disaster Planning” Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, August, 2007.
  2. Eisenman D, Ong M, Glik D, Zhou Q, Asch S.  “The Public Health Response to Emergent Threats Survey (PHRETS):  A Report Focusing On Vulnerable Populations in Los Angeles County”, Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, November, 2007. 
  3. Eisenman D, Carameli K.  “Analysis of the Public Health Response to Emergent Threats Survey (PHRETS II)”, Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, August, 2011. 
  4. Eisenman D, Glik D, Maranon R, Blevins J, Kinsler J, Shapiro-Rodriguez S. “ROAD-MAP Pilot Community Resiliency Intervention Final Report” Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, August, 2011.
  5. Crosson JC, Strauss SG, Wu S, Belson D, Reynolds KA, Patel MH, Etz RS, Eisenman, DP, Bell DS.  “Building Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing: Final Assessment Report”, Prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, September, 2011
  6. Kalkstein, LS., Sheridan SC., Kalkstein AJ., Vanos JK, Eisenman DP. “The Impact of Oppressive Weather On Mortality Across Demographic Groups in Los Angeles County and the Potential Impact of Climate Change”, Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, June, 2014.
  7. Kalkstein, LS Sheridan SC., Kalkstein AJ., Vanos JK, Eisenman DP. “The Impact of Oppressive Weather On Mortality Across Demographic Groups in Los Angeles County and the Potential Impact of Climate Change”, Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, June ,2014.
  8. Kalkstein, LS Kalkstein AJ., Vanos JK, Eisenman DP. “The Impact of Winter Extreme Heat On Mortality in Los Angeles County”, Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, June, 2015.
  9. Perry SC., Blanpied, M.L., Burkett, E.R., et al., “Get Your Science Used—Six Guidelines to Improve Your Products” United States Geological Survey, Circular 14019.  2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/cir1419
  10. Rodriguez M, Mendoza-Graf A, Brooks R, Dubois A, Eisenman D, von Ehrenstein O. Operationalizing Social Cohesion in Latin America–Implications for the United States. Los Angeles, CA: The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America; June, 2016.
  11. Weine S, Eisenman D. “How Public Health Can Improve Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism”, START: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, April 5, 2016. https://www.start.umd.edu/news/how-public-health-can-improve-initiatives-counter-violent-extremism
  12. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. “Countering violent extremism through public health practice: Proceedings of a workshop” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2017. doi: 10.17226/24638.
  13. Eisenman DP. “Emergency Preparedness and Resilience” in “Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region, 2018-2021”, Aranda, MA., Villa, V., and Trejo, L.(Eds.). Purposeful Aging LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2018


  1. Tanielian T, Stein B, Eisenman D, Olmstead S, Pincus HA. Understanding and Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Bioterrorism.  RAND Issue Paper. DRR No: DDR-2919-RC.
  2. Chow BG, Jones GS, Eisenman D, Latourette T. Bio-Defense Concepts of Operations for the Air Force to Administer Prophylaxes and Medical Treatments. United States Airforce RAND Issue Paper DRR-3530-AF. Dec 2004.
  3. Meredith, L. S., Eisenman, D, Tanielian, T., Taylor, S. L., and Basurto, R. Preparing Hospitals and Clinics for the Psychological Consequences of a Terrorist Incident or Other Public Health Emergency and Preparing Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Staff to Respond to Hospitals and Clinics Following Large-Scale Emergencies. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, TR-493-HS, 2007.
  4. Eisenman, D, Green D, Zhou Q, Leslie T, Bell D.  Regional Electronic Prescribing Initiatives in the United States—An Environmental Scan. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, WR-731-AHRQ, 2009.
  5. Bell D, Straus S, Green D, Wallis K, Sagara L, Eisenman D, Crosson J, Wu S, Leuschner K.  A Toolset of E-Prescribing Implementation.  RAND Corporation, DRR-4988. 2010.
  6. Acosta J, Chandra A, Xenakis L, Varda DM, Eros-Sarnya M, Eisenman D, Gonzalez I, Gutierrez J, Glik D, Sprong S. “Partnerships for Recovery Across the Sectors (PRACTIS) Toolkit”. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, TL-188-ASPR. 2015.  https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TL188.html
  7. Ebener,PA, Hunter SB, Adams R, Eisenman D, Acosta JD, and Chinman M. Getting To Outcomes® Guide for Community Emergency Preparedness, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, TL-259-CDC. 2017. 

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