Dr. Abir is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan and Senior Physician Policy Researcher at the University of Michigan. She is Professor of Policy Analysis at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. She was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (2009 - 2011) and one of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) - National Academy of Medicine fellows (2017 - 2019). Abir is the founder and director of the U-M Acute Care Research Unit (ACRU). Her research focuses on evaluating the continuum of acute care delivery in the United States, including pre-hospital, emergency, inpatient, and ambulatory care, with an emphasis on addressing policy-related questions pertaining to utilization, quality, efficiency, outcomes, and costs of acute care delivery in these settings. She also has expertise in various aspects of disaster preparedness and response, including the development of tools to evaluate community disaster preparedness and to measure hospital and healthcare coalition surge capacity in response to mass casualty incidents. She also has significant experience in mixed quantitative - qualitative methods and community- and stakeholder-based participatory research (CBPR).
- M.D., University of Cincinnati
- M.Sc., Health and Health Services Research, University of Michigan
- B.S., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles