David D. Salcido, MPH, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine



2014 PhD, University of Pittsburgh

2008 MPH, University of Pittsburgh

2005 BPhil & BS, University of Pittsburgh


David began his resuscitation research work in 2006 as a research technician under the mentorship of Dr. James Menegazzi. Since then he has developed interests in cardiac arrest physiology (acute phase), resuscitation device and robotics development, signal analysis, and emergency medicine epidemiology.

Currently David is a collaborator on Dr. Menegazzi's "Utilization of Quantitative ECG Measures During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" project, and a K12 Scholar with the NHLBI-Sponsored Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine Research. He also leads the monthly Resuscitation Technology Journal Club, which you should attend!


Title: Epidemiology and Prehospital Electrophysiology of Overdose Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Project Period: 1/1/17 - 12/31/18

Sponsor: National Institute of Health - NHLBI

Grant Number: 1R21HL135369-01


Title: Cognitive Testing After Cardiac Arrest: International Prevalence and Perspective

Project Period: 10/1/15 - 9/30/17

Sponsor: Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation

Grant Number: N/A


Title: Pressor Enhancement of Robotic Signal-Guided Mechanical CPR

Project Period:  7/1/15 – 6/30/17

Sponsor: Laerdal Foundation

Grant Number:  N/A


Title:  University of Pittsburgh Resuscitation Logistics and Informatics Venture (ReLIVe)

Project Period:  4/21/16 – 4/20/18

Sponsor:  Hillman Foundation

Grant Number:  N/A