Danielle Gruen, PhD



2024 MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
     Resuscitation Area of Concentration (anticipated)
2020 Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery
     NIH T32 Fellow in Trauma and Sepsis, Billiar LabSperry Lab
     Pitt Trauma & Transfusion Medicine Research
2018 PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

     NSF Research Fellow in Biogeochemistry,
     Medical Sciences Certificate 
Program, Harvard & MIT


I study the body's response to traumatic injury and prehospital resuscitation. In other words, who gets sick following trauma, and why? How can we adapt patient care to improve outcomes? To this end, we leverage prehospital ground and helicopter information, continuous waveform measurements, clinical data, multi-omics approaches, and markers of immune function and tissue damage. My most recent publications are listed on 
Google Scholar.

Selected Publications:

Association of prehospital plasma with survival in patients with TBI
Learn more by reading the 
article or listening to a podcast discussing this project.



I have worked for and learned from organizations including 
FoxwallMIT EMSNOLS WMI, and Penn State UAS. I spend my free time in the outdoors running and climbing.