EMSC was established in 1991 to improve and ensure pediatric emergency care administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This program is a national initiative designed to reduce death and disability in children ages 0-18, due to severe illness or injury. Medical personnel, parents, volunteers, community groups, businesses, national organizations and foundations all contribute to this nationwide effort. A federal grant program supports state and local action.

The administration of EMSC moved from the CT Department of Health to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in December of 2016.  EMSC is a collaborative effort with all hospitals in CT (including both Children's Hospitals in CT: Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and CT Children's Medical Center)


EMSC Project Investigators

Michael Goldman, MD

Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics 

and Emergency Medicine


Mark X. Cicero, MD

Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Director of Pediatric Disaster Preparedness. 


Jason W. Malia, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, C-NPT

Clinical Program Director, Emergency, Preoperative, Primary Care, and Transport

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital


Tom Martin, MSN, APRN, CCRN

Program Manager, Pediatric Critical Care Transport and Community Outreach

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital


Cristina Carusone-Biceglia

Sr. Administrative Assistant, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


Family Advisory Network Leads:

Jennifer Groves Fusco, JD

Parent, Shareholder Updike Kelly Spellacy


Nanfi Lubogo

PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of Connecticut