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Jackson Deziel

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Name:  Jackson D. Déziel
Department: School of Health Sciences
Program: Emergency Medical Care
Rank: Assistant Professor
Title: Program Director
Work Phone: 828-227-3532
Work Email: jddeziel@wcu.edu
Office address: HHSB 406

Education:
PhD, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Public Policy
MPA, North Carolina State University, Public Administration
BS, Western Carolina University, Emergency Medical Care

Licenses & Specialty Credentialing:
National Registry Paramedic
North Carolina Paramedic
North Carolina Level II EMS Instructor

Experience: Dr. Déziel began his career in 2000 in New Hampshire. He has since worked as a paramedic in both urban and critical care settings.  

Area of Expertise: Prehospital Utilization Analysis, Health Policy, Health Economics, Cost-Effectiveness

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
EMC 320: Introduction to Pharmacology
EMC 360: Acute Fluid and Respiratory Disorders
EMC 451: Advanced ECG Interpretation
EMC 461: Simulation Laboratory

Scholarly Interests: Dr. Déziel’s research interests embrace the intersection of EMS, health economics, and subsequent public policy. His work has delved into the underlying economic incentives of unnecessary ambulance transport, social determinants of ambulance demand, and prehospital resource provision.

Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • ·         Déziel, J.D. (2018) “Ambulance Transport to the Emergency Department: A Patient-Selected Signaling Mechanism and Its Effects on Diagnostic Testing.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • ·         Hand, E., Déziel, J.D. (2018) The Effects of Cellular Coverage on Patient Survival in the Rural Setting. Presented at 2018 EMS World Expo, Nashville, TN
  • ·         Déziel, J.D. (2018) First Do No Harm: An Ethical Analysis of Ambulance Deployment Strategies. Presented at 2018 EMS World Expo, Nashville, TN
  • ·         Brines, J., Déziel, J.D. (2018) The Effects of Drug-Assisted Airway Management on Mean Arterial Pressure and Shock Index in the Presence of Trauma. Presented at 2018 EMS World Expo, Nashville, TN
  • ·         Andrews, N., Déziel, J.D. (2018) Gasoline, Emergency Medical Services, and the Cross-Price Elasticity of Demand in the Urban Setting. Urban Transitions 2018, Barcelona, Spain
  • ·         Oliphant, E., Déziel, J.D. (2018) Student Measurement of Achievement on a Readiness Test (SMART): The Predictive Validity of an EMT Entrance Exam on Candidate Readiness. Presented at 2018 National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington, DC
  • ·         Oliphant, E., Déziel, J.D. (2018) With Age Comes Wisdom? Student Age as Predictors of Success on an EMT Readiness Exam. Presented at 2018 National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington, DC
  • ·         Déziel, J.D., Oliphant, E. (2018) EMT Student Self-Confidence and Its Effect on a Summative Examination. Presented at 2018 National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington, DC
  • ·         Déziel, J. D. (2017) “The Effects of Emergency Medical Services Agency Ownership on the Patient Transport Decision.” Prehospital Emergency Care.

 Honors/Awards:
2018      Best Poster, National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington, DC
2018      Faculty of the Year (Nominee), Western Carolina University
2016       Best Presentation, EMS Today, Baltimore, MD
2015       Doctoral Research Award, Health Research Academy, UNC-Charlotte
2015       First-Year Student Advocate Award (Nominee), Western Carolina University

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