mahshid abir, md, msc

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Abir is an emergency medicine physician and health services researcher with a joint appointment at the University of Michigan (U-M) and the RAND Corporation. Clinically, Dr. Abir staffs the emergency department at the University of Michigan Health System.  Dr. Abir joined the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine faculty after two years in Washington, DC, where she was faculty at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine, and worked as a health services researcher at RAND’s office in Arlington, VA.  She was a fellow in the University of Michigan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program where she earned a master’s degree in Health and Health Services Research. Dr. Abir’s research focus is in areas pertinent to improving healthcare systems efficiency and outcomes, measuring and optimizing daily and catastrophic health system surge capacity, evaluating emergency department and inpatient workflow efficiency and outcomes, and transitions of care.