Kristen L. Mueller, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
antimicrobial resistance, community health, emergency, critical & intensive care, global health, infectious disease, interpersonal violence & assault, prevention, trauma & injury prevention

Dr. Mueller received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College, attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed her emergency medicine residency training at Washington University School of Medicine. She also completed a one-year Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory Training Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Her previous research foci include antimicrobial drug resistance in malaria, and antibiotic stewardship in emergency department patients.

In her current work, Dr. Mueller is an active member of the Washington University Gun Violence Initiative and is engaged in research on firearm violence and injury prevention.  She serves as the physician liaison to the newly launched St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, Life Outside Violence. She has also been awarded the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs’ Marla Becker Scholarship in recognition of this work. Additionally, Dr. Mueller leads a quality improvement program on Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) to address access to firearms and other lethal means at times of suicidal crisis in emergency department patients. Dr. Mueller also serves as the Education Co-Chair for the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force through the American Medical Women’s Association.