Clinical Professors

Arwen Declan, MD, Ph.D., FAAEM

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research

Assistant Research Director
Department of Emergency Medicine, Prisma Health–Upstate


  Who is Dr. Declan?

Dr. Declan is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician in the Prisma Health–Upstate Department of Emergency Medicine and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. She joined Prisma Health –Upstate in 2018. Her prior academic and leadership roles include appointments at Boston University School of Medicine and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed her residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she served as the inaugural Assistant Medical Director for Mobile Care, the University of Cincinnati CAMTS-accredited critical care transport agency. Dr. Declan earned her M.D. and Ph.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) with a research focus on the neurobiology of decision-making. Her early research training included the study of the neurochemical and physical stresses involved in brain injury at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar (M.Phil.) and biochemical enzymatic processes at Brandeis University. Dr. Declan’s recent collaborations have focused on emergency department patients and processes with the goal of understanding disease and improving patient outcomes at Prisma Health. She has been delighted to work with CUSHR statisticians, epidemiologists, industrial engineers, and industrial psychologists, and looks forward to furthering collaborations.

For more information, see her Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Declan’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Declan’s prior research focused on mechanistic scientific inquiry to clarify disease processes and identify potential therapeutic treatment targets. Her current interests build from her earlier research and clinical experiences. Recent projects have included feasibility analysis of medical student education in ultrasonography and registry development to support analysis of and understanding of disease.

Key Health Research Interest Areas

Emergency medicine, Decision-making, Disease, Informatics, Epidemiology, Analysis, Outcome