Elizabeth Goldberg, MD, ScM, FACEP
Visiting Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tel Aviv University- Sackler School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate School :
  • ScM, Brown University (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (2005)
  • Brown University Program, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2013)
Languages: English, German
Department: Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Fall prevention, digital health, telehealth, geriatric emergency medicine, wearables


  • Li MM, Rising KL, Goldberg EM. Transitioning to telehealth? A guide to evaluating outcomes. Health Policy Technol. 2022 Sep;11(3):100623. PubMed PMID: 35369128
  • Chen K, Davoodi NM, Strauss DH, Li M, Jiménez FN, Guthrie KM, Goldberg EM. Strategies to Ensure Continuity of Care Using Telemedicine with Older Adults during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study of Physicians in Primary Care and Geriatrics. J Appl Gerontol. 2022 Nov;41(11):2282-2295. PubMed PMID: 35711106
  • Hunold KM, Goldberg EM, Caterino JM, Hwang U, Platts-Mills TF, Shah MN, Rosen T. Inclusion of older adults in emergency department clinical research: Strategies to achieve a critical goal. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Mar;29(3):376-383. PubMed PMID: 34582613
  • Goldberg EM, Lin TR, Cunha CB, Mujahid N, Davoodi NM, Vaughan CP. Enhancing the quality of prescribing practices for older adults discharged from the emergency department in Rhode Island. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Oct;70(10):2905-2914. PubMed PMID: 35809226
  • Gettel CJ, Serina PT, Uzamere I, Hernandez-Bigos K, Venkatesh AK, Rising KL, Goldberg EM, Feder SL, Cohen AB, Hwang U. Emergency department-to-community care transition barriers: A qualitative study of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Nov;70(11):3152-3162. PubMed PMID: 35779278
  • Dandapani HG, Davoodi NM, Joerg LC, Li MM, Strauss DH, Fan K, Massachi T, Goldberg EM. Leveraging Mobile-Based Sensors for Clinical Research to Obtain Activity and Health Measures for Disease Monitoring, Prevention, and Treatment. Front Digit Health. 2022;4:893070. PubMed PMID: 35774115
  • Goldberg EM, Rosen RK, Dizon DS, Langdon KJ, Davoodi NM, Wray TB, Nugent NR, Dunsiger SI, Ranney ML. Using Social Media for Clinical Research: Recommendations and Examples From the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Jun 13;24(6):e35804. PubMed PMID: 35700012
  • Goldberg EM, Southerland LT, Meltzer AC, Pagenhardt J, Hoopes R, Camargo CA Jr, Kline JA. Age-related differences in symptoms in older emergency department patients with COVID-19: Prevalence and outcomes in a multicenter cohort. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jul;70(7):1918-1930. PubMed PMID: 35460268
  • Goldberg EM, Lin MP, Burke LG, Jiménez FN, Davoodi NM, Merchant RC. Perspectives on Telehealth for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic using the quadruple aim: interviews with 48 physicians. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Mar 8;22(1):188. PubMed PMID: 35260091
  • Gettel CJ, Serina PT, Uzamere I, Hernandez-Bigos K, Venkatesh AK, Cohen AB, Monin JK, Feder SL, Fried TR, Hwang U. Emergency department care transition barriers: A qualitative study of care partners of older adults with cognitive impairment. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2022;8(1):e12355. PubMed PMID: 36204349
  • Gettel CJ, Falvey JR, Gifford A, Hoang L, Christensen LA, Hwang U, Shah MN. Emergency Department Care Transitions for Patients With Cognitive Impairment: A Scoping Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Aug;23(8):1313.e1-1313.e13. PubMed PMID: 35247358
  • Davoodi NM, Chen K, Zou M, Li M, Jiménez F, Wetle TF, Goldberg EM. Emergency physician perspectives on using telehealth with older adults during COVID-19: A qualitative study. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Oct;2(5):e12577. PubMed PMID: 34693401
  • Goldberg EM, Zullo AR, Beaudoin FL. When one size doesn't fit all: Agitation in older adults requires a tailored approach. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Oct;28(10):1200-1201. PubMed PMID: 33899982
  • Marks SJ, Long S, Deirmenjian A, Goldberg EM. Patient adoption of pharmacist recommendations to older adults presenting to emergency department with falls: A secondary analysis of GAPcare. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Nov;28(11):1321-1324. PubMed PMID: 34033186
  • Gettel CJ, Chen K, Goldberg EM. Dementia Care, Fall Detection, and Ambient-Assisted Living Technologies Help Older Adults Age in Place: A Scoping Review. J Appl Gerontol. 2021 Dec;40(12):1893-1902. PubMed PMID: 33853428
  • Goldberg EM, Hasegawa K, Lawrence A, Kline JA, Camargo CA Jr. Viral Coinfection is Associated with Improved Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients with SARS-CoV-2. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Oct 26;22(6):1262-1269. PubMed PMID: 34787549
  • Goldberg EM, Jiménez FN, Chen K, Davoodi NM, Li M, Strauss DH, Zou M, Guthrie K, Merchant RC. Telehealth was beneficial during COVID-19 for older Americans: A qualitative study with physicians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Nov;69(11):3034-3043. PubMed PMID: 34245165
  • Hammouda N, Carpenter CR, Hung WW, Lesser A, Nyamu S, Liu S, Gettel CJ, Malsch A, Castillo EM, Forrester S, Souffront K, Vargas S, Goldberg EM. Moving the needle on fall prevention: A Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (GEAR) Network scoping review and consensus statement. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Nov;28(11):1214-1227. PubMed PMID: 33977589
  • Strauss DH, Davoodi NM, Healy M, Metts CL, Merchant RC, Banskota S, Goldberg EM. The Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention (GAPcare) II to Assess the Use of the Apple Watch in Older Emergency Department Patients With Falls: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Apr 1;10(4):e24455. PubMed PMID: 33792553
  • Kline JA, Camargo CA Jr, Courtney DM, Kabrhel C, Nordenholz KE, Aufderheide T, Baugh JJ, Beiser DG, Bennett CL, Bledsoe J, Castillo E, Chisolm-Straker M, Goldberg EM, House H, House S, Jang T, Lim SC, Madsen TE, McCarthy DM, Meltzer A, Moore S, Newgard C, Pagenhardt J, Pettit KL, Pulia MS, Puskarich MA, Southerland LT, Sparks S, Turner-Lawrence D, Vrablik M, Wang A, Weekes AJ, Westafer L, Wilburn J. Clinical prediction rule for SARS-CoV-2 infection from 116 U.S. emergency departments 2-22-2021. PLoS One. 2021;16(3):e0248438. PubMed PMID: 33690722
  • Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Merchant RC, Nagy JL, Aquilante JA Jr, Beaudoin FL. How Accurately Do Older Adult Emergency Department Patients Recall Their Medications?. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Feb;28(2):248-252. PubMed PMID: 32438496
  • Gettel CJ, Voils CI, Bristol AA, Richardson LD, Hogan TM, Brody AA, Gladney MN, Suyama J, Ragsdale LC, Binkley CL, Morano CL, Seidenfeld J, Hammouda N, Ko KJ, Hwang U, Hastings SN. Care transitions and social needs: A Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) Network scoping review and consensus statement. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Dec;28(12):1430-1439. PubMed PMID: 34328674
  • Gettel CJ, Hayes K, Shield RR, Guthrie KM, Goldberg EM. Care Transition Decisions After a Fall-related Emergency Department Visit: A Qualitative Study of Patients' and Caregivers' Experiences. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Sep;27(9):876-886. PubMed PMID: 32053283
  • Gettel CJ, Pertsch N, Goldberg EM. A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Nursing Home to Emergency Department Care Transitions. Ann Longterm Care. 2020 Jun;28(2):e12-e19. PubMed PMID: 32542070
  • Davoodi NM, Healy M, Goldberg EM. Rural America's Hospitals are Not Prepared to Protect Older Adults From a Surge in COVID-19 Cases. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2020 Jan-Dec;6:2333721420936168. PubMed PMID: 32685610
  • Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Ilegbusi A, Resnik L, Strauss DH, Merchant RC. GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention in the Emergency Department: Preliminary Data. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jan;68(1):198-206. PubMed PMID: 31621901
  • Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Resnik LJ, Long S, Mellott H, Merchant RC. Can an Emergency Department-Initiated Intervention Prevent Subsequent Falls and Health Care Use in Older Adults? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Dec;76(6):739-750. PubMed PMID: 32854965
  • Gettel CJ, Goldberg EM. Fall Prevention Intervention in the Emergency Department for Older Adults. J Aging Sci. 2020;8(1). PubMed PMID: 32724830
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Professional Memberships

  • Academy for Geriatric Emergency Medicine, President-Elect
  • American College of Emergency Physician, FACEP

Practice Locations

UCHealth Emergency Care - Anschutz Medical Campus (Hospital-based)
12505 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
Falls management and prevention

Public Speaking
Emergency care, older adult health, injury prevention, falls, digital health

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tel Aviv University- Sackler School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • ScM, Brown University (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • Brown University Program, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2013)
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Languages: English, German
Department: Emergency Medicine
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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