PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1979
Dr. MacKenzie's research focuses on the impact of health services and policies on the short-and long-term consequences of traumatic injury. She has contributed to the development and evaluation of tools for measuring both the severity and outcome of injury, which have been used to evaluate the organization, financing and performance of trauma systems and rehabilitation services . Of particular interest to Dr. MacKenzie is the delineation of factors (both medical and non-medical) that explain variations in functional outcome. Her research has advanced the knowledge of the economic and social impact of injuries and our understanding of how personal and environmental factors influence recovery and return to work.
Dr. MacKenzie's ongoing research include: a national evaluation of the cost and effectiveness of trauma care; the evaluation of amputation versus limb salvage in the military; the development and evaluation of self management programs following trauma and limb loss; and efforts to facilitate the development and exchange of information among trauma and EMS providers. Most recently, Dr. MacKenzie and colleagues have partnered with the American Trauma Society to facilitate on-line social networks among trauma survivors and translate traditional self management programs to a web 2.0 environment.
Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa Golden Apple for Teaching, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1984 Delta Omega, Public Health Honorary General Motors Trauma Research Award, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma A.J. Mirkin Service Award, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Charter Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Honorary Fellow, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Distinguished Career Award, American Public Health Association (Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section) Distinguished Achievement Award, American Trauma Society Award of Merit, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Ann Doner Vaughan Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Nursing Leadership Award, Society of Trauma Nurses President, American Trauma Society