• Shannon Stephens, Critical Care Paramedic, has worked in EMS for over 25 years. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Director of the Alabama Resuscitation Center. He also serves as a Research Scientist for the UAB Center for Cardiovascular Biology, and formerly with the UAB Center for Disaster Preparedness. He has served as Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine from 1998 - present.

    He has published several manuscripts and presented nationally and internationally on EMS-related topics including cardiac arrest, severe traumatic injury, prehospital research, advanced airway management, disaster medicine, and bioethics. As an EMS field provider, an EMS educator, and an EMS researcher, he has focused his efforts on collaborative clinical trial networks, to build a body of evidence to advance and improve prehospital emergency care. He has served as a Program Director for several NIH and DOD funded clinical trial networks. He actively serves on numerous national, state, and local committees and is a member of the American Heart Association, Project Management Institute, the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Outcomes With the Use of Bag–Valve–Mask Ventilation During Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation TrialAcademic Emergency Medicine.  27:366-374. 2020
    2019 Older Blood Is Associated With Increased Mortality and Adverse Events in Massively Transfused Trauma Patients: Secondary Analysis of the PROPPR TrialAnnals of Emergency Medicine.  73:650-661. 2019
    2018 Platelet transfusions improve hemostasis and survival in a substudy of the prospective, randomized PROPPR trialBlood Advances.  2:1696-1704. 2018
    2015 A randomized trial of continuous versus interrupted chest compressions in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Rationale for and design of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Continuous Chest Compressions TrialAmerican Heart Journal.  169:334-341.e5. 2015
    2014 Resuscitation outcomes consortium-amiodarone, lidocaine or placebo study (ROC-ALPS): Rationale and methodology behind an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest antiarrhythmic drug trialAmerican Heart Journal.  167. 2014
    2013 Preliminary experience with social media for community consultation and public disclosure in exception from informed consent trialsCirculation.  128:267-270. 2013
    2012 Effect of chest compressions on ventricular activationAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  109:670-674. 2012
    2012 Cardiovascular collapse after return of spontaneous circulation in human out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrestEmergency Medicine Journal.  29:129-132. 2012
    2009 Variation in the type, rate, and selection of patients for out-of-hospital airway procedures among injured children and adultsAcademic Emergency Medicine.  16:1269-1276. 2009
    2005 Implementation of community-based public access defibrillation in the PAD trialAcademic Emergency Medicine.  12:688-697. 2005

    Research Overview

  • Resuscitation Science
    Cardiac Arrest
    Research Ethics
    Research Program Management
  • Investigator On

  • Evaluation of a Novel Hemostatic Agent in Junctional Trauma  awarded by DOD - ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND MATERIAL COMMAND 2018 - 2022
  • Pragmatic Trial of Airway Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (HOUSTON) 2019 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by CNA DIAGNOSTICS 2019 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by INFRASCAN, INC. 2020 - 2021
  • Utilization of Ticagrelor in the Upstream Setting for NSTE Acute Coronary Syndrome (UPSTREAM)  awarded by HOSPITAL QUALITY FOUNDATION 2016 - 2021
  • COVID Evaluation of Risk for Emergency Departments (COVERED)  awarded by OLIVE VIEW - UCLA EDUCATION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2020
  • Trauma Resuscitation with Group O Whole Blood or Products (TROOP) Trial  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2020
  • Pragmatic Trial Of Airway Management In Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2020
  • Using Short Stay Units (SSU) Instead of Routine Admission to Improve Patient Centered Health Outcomes for Acute Heart Failure (AHF) Patients  awarded by Indiana University 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ATOX BIO LTD. 2018 - 2020
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment Trial (HOBIT)  awarded by Oregon Health & Science University 2017 - 2019
  • ROC Protocols - CCC & ALPS  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 2006 - 2018
  • Evaluation Of A Novel Hemostatic Agent In Junctional Trauma  awarded by DOD - Department of Defense 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS INC 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by JDP THERAPEUTICS, INC. 2017 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION 2016 - 2018
  • Pragmatic Trial of Airway Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2017
  • Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Regional Clinical Center-Alabama  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2016
  • HELP PAIN  awarded by RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL - NEW 2015 - 2016
  • Applying Biopsychosocial Model to Post-MVC Pain Development in African Americans  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2013 - 2016
  • Persistent Pain and Associated Physical Function Decline Among Elderly Individuals Experiencing Minor Motor Vehicle Collision  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by KYPHA INC. 2014 - 2015
  • Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (HOUSTON) 2011 - 2015
  • Pragmatic Trial of Airway Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Continuation of Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Registry - AHA  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 2010 - 2015
  • Late Cardiovascular Consequences of Septic Shock  awarded by University of Pittsburgh The 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by KYPHA INC. 2015
  • Effect of Antioxidant Vitamins on Coagulopathy and Nosocomial Pneumonia After Severe Trauma  awarded by NATIONAL TRAUMA INSTITUTE 2012 - 2013
  • Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock (ProCESS)  awarded by University of Pittsburgh The 2008 - 2013
  • Endothelial Cell Signalling and Microcirculation in Sepsis  awarded by BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER 2009 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Medical Certificate, 1995
  • Full Name

  • Shannon Stephens