Dr. Larkin is the inaugural Professor and Lion Foundation Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Auckland. Most recently he served as the inaugural Professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Professor Larkin is recognized globally as a leader in the field of emergency medicine. He is an advisor to academics, public health organizations and ministries of health around the world. He served the Blair government as an advisor while an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy in Whitehall. A Board-certified clinician with over 20 years of front line ED experience, he has advanced training in biostatistics, bioethics, engineering, informatics, and public health. Dr. Larkin has conducted research internationally and is well published with over 200 scholarly papers, appearing in such journals as Toxicology, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA, NEJM1, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Consumer Policy Review, and Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Recent work includes studies on the mental health causes and consequences of trauma, rapidly-acting antidepressants, bio-informatics/health IT, bioethics and end-of-life care. Dr. Larkin is one of the first emergency physicians to describe the link between frequent ED visits and inadequate pain management and co-morbid mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation.
Dr. Larkin has practiced and trained emergency professionals in over a dozen countries. Most recently, he served as an advisor on the ground during disasters in Pakistan, Rwanda, Iraq, and Haiti. He consults to the CDC, NIH, SAMHSA2 and the World Health Organization (WHO) on trauma, mental health, stroke, resuscitation, and clinical emergency medicine. Dr. Larkin is a widely sought-after lecturer and has been Visiting Professor in 20+ countries. He also has patents pending in novel medical informatics decision support software and m-health applications. He represents the discipline of Emergency Medicine on matters of suicide, ethics, and end of life care in the USA; he is an official spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the ACEP ambassador to the UK. Dr. Larkin has authored numerous practice guidelines and policies on Ethics, including the first Code of Ethics for Emergency Physicians, the Code of Conduct for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Cardinal Virtues of Emergency Medicine, all global standards.
1 Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine
2 Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Health/Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration