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Luis Mauricio Pinet-Peralta, PhD, MS

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

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Education and Training

BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Alabama

      -Basic Medical Science Curriculum, Anahuac University School of Medicine

MS, Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland Baltimore County

PhD, Health Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Certificate, Injury Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Injury Research & Policy


Dr. Pinet-Peralta administers the regional prehospital, trauma and specialty care for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems (MIEMSS), supports the development and implementation of quality management measures in EMS and directs research protocols. He also teaches health administration, policy and leadership at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Prior to joining MIEMSS, he was a quality improvement specialist for CareFirst and the Associate Director of the Health Administration and Policy Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His research interests include health services and policy, patient safety and quality of care. He has published articles in the Journal of Public Health, Prehospital Emergency Care and Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. He serves as academic editor for the Journal Medicine and is a scientific council member for the Critical Care Innovations Journal. Dr. Pinet-Peralta serves as a reviewer for the Pan-American Journal of Public Health, the Emergency Medicine journal, Injury Prevention and the Journal of Emergency Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South  Alabama, a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services and a PhD in Health Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Health services and policy, patient safety, quality of care, and emergency & disaster medicine

Highlighted Publications

Pinet-Peralta LM, Glos LJ, Sanna E, Frankel B, Lindqvist E. EMS utilization predictors in a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2021 Feb 4;21(1):40.

Glos, L., Pinet-Peralta, L.M. The influence of institutional factors on patient-provider communications and interactions in the U.S. healthcare system. J Public Health (Berl.) 2021.

Matthew J. Levy, Eli Kein, Timothy P. Chizmar, Luis M. Pinet-Peralta, Teferra Alemaheyu, Mustafa M. Sidik & Theodore R. Delbridge (2020): Correlation Between Emergency Medical Services Suspected COVID-19 Patients and Daily Hospitalizations, Prehospital Emergency Care,

Sobolewska P, Pinet-Peralta, LM. Use of the educational mobile applications by emergency medical services personnel. Crit. Care Innov. 2019;2(2):25-31.

Pinet-Peralta LM. The effects of primary prevention policies on mortality from motor-vehicle crashes among children in the US. J. Saf. Res. 2018;66:89-93.

Miller NA, Pinet-Peralta LM, Elder KT. A Profile of Middle-Aged and Older Adults Admitted to Nursing Homes: 2000-2008. J. Aging Soc. Policy. 2012;24(3):271-90.

Short JR, Pinet-Peralta LM. No accident: traffic and pedestrians in the city. Mobilities. 2010;5(1):41-59.

Fraga-Sastrías JM, Asensio-Lafuente E, Martínez R, Bárcenas IA, Prieto-Sagredo J, Castillo L, Pinet-Peralta LM. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. First documented experience in a Mexican urban setting. Prehosp Dis Med;24(2):121-125.

Short JR, Pinet-Peralta LM. Urban Primacy: Reopening the debate. Geography Compass. 2009;3(2):1245-1266.

Pinet-Peralta LM, Fraga-Sastrias JM, Asensio-Lafuente E. Clinical experience and practical skills: results from Mexico City’s paramedic registry. Prehosp Disast Med. 2008; 23(3):227-233. PMID: 18702268 

Peralta LMP. The prehospital care system in Mexico City: A system’s performance evaluation. Prehosp Disast Med. 2006; 21(2):104-111.

Bissell RA, Pinet L, Nelson M, Levy M. Evidence of the Effectiveness of Health Sector Preparedness in Disaster Response. Fam Community Health. 2004; 27(3): 193-203. DOI: 10.1097/00003727-200407000-00006

Additional Publication Citations

Sosnowska-Mlak O, Curt N, Pinet-Peralta LM. Survival of sudden cardiac arrest in the emergency room: A case-control study. Crit. Care Innov. 2019; 2(3):1-10.

Bakalarski P, Klepacka M, Sowka K, Bojko I, Glowala D, Bodecot B, Pinet-Peralta LM. Cadaver as a didactic tool for auscultating lung sounds. Crit. Care Innov. 2019; 2(3): 11-18.

Juan Manuel Fraga-Sastrias, Enrique Asensio-Lafuente, Fernando Roman-Morales, Luis Mauricio Pinet-Peralta, Julio Prieto-Salgado, Anette Ochmann-Rasch. Sistemas Medicos de Emergencia en Mexico: Una perspectiva prehospitalaria.[Emergency Medical Systems in Mexico: A prehospital perspective]. Arch Med Urg Mex; 2010;2(1):25-34.

Pinet-Peralta, LM. Fifty Years of Disaster Management Policies in the United States. Prehosp Dis Med. 2009;24(2):s28

Pinet-Peralta LM, Fraga Sastrias JM, Asensio-Lafuente E, Prieto J. El efecto de la experiencia clínica de urgencias y la aprobación del registro de paramédicos en México. [The effect of clinical emergency care experience on the paramedic registry results in Mexico]. Trauma. 2008; 11(1): 5-11.

Pinet-Peralta LM. El reporte de los cuidados prehospitalarios y el estándar de atención: estudio retrospectivo de un servicio privado de la Ciudad de México [The prehospital care report and the Standard of care: Retrospective study of a private ambulance services of Mexico City]. Trauma. 2005; 8 (2): 37-43.

Pinet-Peralta, LM. Atención prehospitalaria de urgencias en el Distrito Federal: las oportunidades del sistema en salud [Prehospital emergency care in the Federal District: the opportunities in the health system]. Salud Pública Mex. 2005;47:64-71.