Casey Pelzl, MPH

Casey became a member of ACR-NHPI as a Biostatistician in April 2021. She joins the Institute with nearly a decade of experience in outcomes research, working alongside trauma surgeons from across the nation to improve the treatment and care of injured patients. Casey brings to the group a passion for learning and utilizing advanced statistical designs and epidemiological methodologies.

Following her undergraduate time at the University of Notre Dame, Casey worked as a bench scientist in San Diego's biotech realm for 4 years. Yearning for a role in the healthcare field, she then earned her Masters in Public Health from San Diego State University in 2013, where her focus was Epidemiology and Biostatistics. After completing her coursework and thesis, she served as Clinical Epidemiologist for the Trauma Research team at Scripps Mercy Hospital. She worked closely with resident and attending physicians on multiple studies, helping to build predictive scoring models to understand hospital outcomes among frail and geriatric trauma patients.

In her spare time, if she’s not cooking for her family and friends, you’ll find Casey donning her waders in the gold medal waters of the South Platte, trying to wrestle in a rainbow trout.

Selected Publications

Pelzl CE, Salottolo K, Banton K, Madayag RM, Hamilton D, Duane TM, Carrick M, Lieser M, Berg G, Bar-Or D. "COVID-19 and trauma: how social distancing orders altered the patient population using trauma services during the 2020 pandemic," Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 2021;6:e000645. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2020-00064