clinical emergency medicine, critical medical anthropology


Jason Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP is an emergency medicine physician at Tampa General Hospital. He serves as a core faculty member and Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He also holds an affiliated faculty appointment with the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Wilson serves as the Medical Director for the Clinical Decision Unit at Tampa General Hospital as well as the Associate Medical Director for the Adult ED. In addition, Dr. Wilson is the research director for the emergency medicine residency program.


Jason Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP is an emergency medicine physician, medical director, and medical anthropologist with an interest in developing patient-centered pathways that are medically efficacious but also consider structural and cultural forces in determining health inequities while reconsidering the role and position of the emergency department.

Current work includes research, development and treatment of anticoagulation and bleed reversal pathways, pathways that improve the ED based treatment of patients with sickle cell disease, HIV/HCV screening, HIV/HCV linkage and expansion of harm reduction programs to identify HIV and HCV in the emergency department and community; stabilization and linkage to care of patients with opioid use and other substance use disorders; operational management of the ED; response to Covid-19 in the hospital and community.

Dr. Wilson has received numerous grants and awards that fund his research and academic work while also staying busy seeing patients at a large Level-1 Academic trauma center in Tampa, Florida. Wilson has presented at many international, national, state and regional conferences and has multiple peer-reviewed publications. He received a book contract in 2019 (with co-author Roberta Baer, PhD) and the monograph, (which covers how anthropology can be utilized in a clinical setting to improve patient centered care and education) was completed in the Summer of 2021. That work is slated for publication in early 2022 by Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield.

Dr. Wilson coordinates the emergency medicine coverage of local NFL games and serves as a team emergency medicine physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning. In addition, Wilson serves on numerous academic and community boards, conducts peer review for medical journals, and educates premedical and medical students. Jason Wilson is an Associate Professor at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, with a core faculty role in resident education.

He is also completing a PhD in anthropology at the University of South Florida, where he is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Anthropology.

In January 2021, Dr. Wilson was appointed to the inaugural leadership team of the new USF Center for Justice Research and Policy.

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