Kristen  Mueller, MD

Kristen Mueller, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


  • B.A., Biology and Spanish: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 2005
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 2010


  • Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2014

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine Board Certified
  • Missouri Board of the Healing Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2019
  • American Medical Women’s Association Exceptional Mentor Award, St. Louis, MO, 2019
  • Larry Lewis Resident Research Award, St. Louis, MO, 2018
  • Larry Lewis Resident Research Award, St. Louis, MO, 2018
  • CORD Clinical Pathologic Conference Best Faculty Presenter, Nashville, TN, 2016
  • CORD Clinical Pathologic Conference Best Resident Presenter, Atlanta, GA, 2013

Selected Publications in the Field

Peer reviewed manuscripts

  1. Mueller KL, Cooper BP, Moran V, Lew D, Ancona R, Landman JM, Spruce M, Marotta P, Liss DB, Mancini MA, Schuerer D, Ranney ME, Foraker RE. Incidence of and Factors Associated With Recurrent Firearm Injury Among Patients Presenting to St. Louis Trauma Centers, 2010 to 2019 : A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Aug 29;. doi: 10.7326/M23-0069. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37639717.
  2. Mueller KL, Lovelady NN, Ranney ML. Firearm injuries and death: A United States epidemic with public health solutions. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3(5):e0001913. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001913. eCollection 2023. PubMed PMID: 37224135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10208504.
  3. Mueller KL, Chapman-Kramer K, Cooper BP, Kaser T, Mancini M, Moran V, Vogel M, Foraker RE, Anwuri V. A Regional Approach to Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs Through LOV. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2023 May-Jun 01;29(3):306-316. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001716. PubMed PMID: 36961541.
  4. Mancini MA, Mueller KL, Moran V, Anwuri V, Foraker RE, Chapman-Kramer K. Implementing a hospital-based violence intervention program for assault-injured youth: implications for social work practice. Soc Work Health Care. 2023 Jul-Dec;62(8-9):280-301. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2023.2238025. Epub 2023 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 37463018.
  5. Shayan M, Lew D, Mancini M, Foraker RE, Doering M, Mueller KL. A systematic review of recurrent firearm injury rates in the United States. Prev Med. 2023 Mar;168:107443. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107443. Epub 2023 Feb 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 36740145.
  6. Hayes JM, Punch LJ, Mueller KL. Care of Bullet-related Injuries: A Cross-sectional Study of Instructions and Prescriptions Provided on Discharge from the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Feb 27;24(2):363-367. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2022.11.57574. PubMed PMID: 36976600; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10047738.
  7. Mueller KL, Moran V, Anwuri V, Foraker RE, Mancini MA. An exploration of factors impacting implementation of a multisystem hospital-based violence intervention program. Health Soc Care Community. 2022 Nov;30(6):e6577-e6585. doi: 10.1111/hsc.14107. Epub 2022 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 36373272.
  8. Mueller KL, Blomkalns AL, Ranney ML. Taking Aim at the Injury Prevention Curriculum: Educating Residents on Talking to Patients About Firearm Injury. Acad Med. 2022 Oct 1;97(10):1433-1437. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004707. Epub 2022 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 35442908.
  9. Mueller K, Cooper BP, Moran V, Mancini M, Foraker RE. Linking out-of-hospital deaths with a regional hospital-based firearm injury database: a clinical researcher’s guide to accessing data from the National Death Index. Inj Prev. 2022 Aug;28(4):374-378. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2021-044516. Epub 2022 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 35177435.
  10. Mueller KL, Trolard A, Moran V, Landman JM, Foraker R. Positioning public health surveillance for observational studies and clinical trials: The St. Louis region-wide hospital-based violence intervention program data repository. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Mar;21:100683. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100683. eCollection 2021 Mar. PubMed PMID: 33385095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7770475.
  11. Mueller KL, Naganathan S, Griffey RT. Counseling on Access to Lethal Means-Emergency Department (CALM-ED): A Quality Improvement Program for Firearm Injury Prevention. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 20;21(5):1123-1130. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2020.5.46952. PubMed PMID: 32970565; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7514406.
  12. Mueller, K.L., Chirumbole, D. & Naganathan, S. Counseling on Access to Lethal Means in the Emergency Department: A Script for Improved Comfort. Community Ment Health J (2020).
  13. Naganathan, S., & Mueller, K. L. (2019). Physician Documentation of Access to Firearms in Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, 20(5).
  14. Mueller, K.L. and Ranney, M.L. (2019), Our Lane Needs All of Us. Acad Emerg Med, 26: 115-116. doi:10.1111/acem.13675

Dr. Mueller’s complete bibliography can be found at: