Carlos A. Camarago, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Dr. Camargo is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medicine, and Epidemiology at Harvard University, and the Conn Chair in Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

In 1996, Dr. Camargo founded the Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet), an international research collaboration with approximately 250 hospitals, and a mission to advance public health objectives through diverse projects in emergency care. Major areas of EMNet research are: the management of respiratory/allergy emergencies (e.g., asthma & COPD exacerbations; anaphylaxis); the etiology of childhood asthma/allergy; health services research on emergency care (e.g., National ED Inventory; workforce issues); and social determinants of health. Research honors include the ACEP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research (2016) and the SAEM Excellence in Research Award (2023).

Dr. Camargo also has worked for >25 years on the role of nutrition in respiratory/allergy disorders, both in large cohort studies (eg, the Nurses’ Health Studies) and in large randomized controlled trials; the health effects of vitamin D are a major focus.

Throughout this time, Dr. Camargo has participated in research training and mentorship. He was honored by Harvard with the Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award (2011), and by MGH with the Potts Faculty Mentoring Award (2019).

Dr. Camargo is past president of the American College of Epidemiology, and has worked on several U.S. guidelines, including those on diet, asthma, and food allergy.

Dr. Camargo has >1,300 publications, with an H-index of 155.