Dr. Marina Del Rios is Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She is core faculty member of the Emergency Medicine Residency program, Emergency Ultrasound Faculty and Health Disparities Research Coordinator. She is fellowship trained in Emergency Ultrasound and in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research. Dr. Del Rios is also the Community Sphere Physician Leader of the Illinois Heart Rescue Project, a state-wide QA/QI project tasked with more than doubling neurologically intact survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims. Dr. Del Rios is an active member of the of the Science Subcommittee of the American Heart Association (AHA), the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the National Medical Asssociation (NMA), and the American Public Health Association (APHA). She has extensive experience with community engagement, CPR education, and cardiovascular health promotion in high- risk populations and has organized more than 200 community CPR training events in the state of Illinois. Her work has received competitive funding from Medtronic Philanthropy, the Pritzker-Traubert Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Her research interests include preventive emergency medicine, geospatial analysis of health outcomes data, resuscitation outcomes research, health disparities research, and the use of ultrasound as a cardiovascular risk assessment tool. She is co-author on the Institute of Medicine's 2015 Report "Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time To Act." Her current research is focused on geospatial analysis of cardiovascular risk and targeted community-based interventions to improve cardiovascular health in low income, minority, and limited English proficiency neighborhoods in Chicago.

Speaking Topics

  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Research (Methodology, Funding)
  • EMS and Disaster Medicine
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Population health
  • Public health