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Senior Research Associate

Anthony Carlini, MS, manages clinical trials and uses data science to advance the study of trauma systems and injury outcomes.

Contact Info

415 N. Washington Street, Room 307

Research Interests

Mr. Carlini's research interests center on the costs and outcomes of injury, both in a clinical setting and at the system level; He is also interested in the administration, organization and policies of trauma and EMS systems; He also works on developing methods for streamlining data collection, measuring and improving data quality, and evaluating research impact; Mr. Carlini welcomes opportunities to collaborate on research, program development and policy analysis efforts in these areas of study; Keywords: Injury outcomes, trauma systems, trauma centers, emergency medical services (EMS), EMS systems, prehospital care, METRC, data management, clinical trials
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mr. Carlini serves as the Director of Informatics for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), a network of clinical sites and a data coordinating center to conduct multi-center clinical research on treatment and outcomes of orthopaedic trauma. Additionally, he serves as project director for several large clinical trials within METRC. Prior to METRC, Mr. Carlini contributed to several large studies of trauma and trauma systems, including the National Study on Costs and Outcomes of Trauma Care (NSCOT), the Military Extremity Trauma Amputation/Limb Salvage (METALS), and the Trauma Information Exchange Program (TIEP). He has extensive experience in coordinating projects and data-centered activities in a multi-institutional research setting.
Honors & Awards
"The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC): Development and Impact of an Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program" - The 2023 Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award (as member of METRC Coordinating Center)
Best Poster Presentation, 1999 EMS Today Conference (Denver, Colorado)
Best Qualitative Research, 1999 EMS Today Conference (Denver, Colorado)
Best Poster Award (METRC Bioburden Study), 2016 AAOS/OTA/SOMOS/ORS Extremity War Injuries XI
Best Poster Award (METRC OUTLET Study), 2018 AAOS/OTA/SOMOS/ORS Extremity War Injuries XIII
Select Publications
A selection highlighting the spectrum of trauma systems and clinical research from my background
  • Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). Aspirin or low-molecular-weight heparin for thromboprophylaxis after a fracture. N Engl J Med 2023;388:203-13.
  • Carlini AR, Collins SC, Staguhn ED, Frey KP, O'Toole RV, Archer KR, Obremskey WT, Agel J, Kleweno CP, Morshed S, Weaver MJ, Higgins TF, Bosse MJ, Levy JF, Wu AW, Castillo RC, METRC. Streamlining trauma research evaluation with advanced measurement (STREAM) study: Implementation of the PROMIS toolbox within an orthopaedic trauma clinical trials consortium. J Orthop Trauma. 2022 Jan 1; 36(Suppl 1):S33-S39.
  • Doukas WC, Hayda RA, Frisch HM, Andersen RC, Mazurek MT, Ficke JR, Keeling JJ, Pasquina PF, Wain HJ, Carlini AR, MacKenzie EJ. The Military Extremity Trauma Amputation/Limb Salvage (METALS) study: Outcomes of amputation versus limb salvage following major lower-extremity trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Jan 16;95(2):138-145.
  • Bradford AN, Castillo RC, Carlini AR, Wegener ST, Teter H, Mackenzie EJ. The Trauma Survivors Network: Survive. Connect. Rebuild. Journal of Trauma. 2011; 70 (6): 1557-60.
  • MacKenzie EJ, Hoyt DB, Sacra JC, Jurkovich GJ, Carlini AR, Teitelbaum SD, Teter H Jr. National inventory of hospital trauma centers. JAMA. 2003; 289:1515-1522.
Organization, Financing, and Delivery of EMS in the United States
Outcomes Following Major Limb Trauma Sustained in the Military
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium I
Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium II
National Trauma Information Exchange Program
The Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium