Ethan Forsgren, MD, MPP

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Forsgren is trained in emergency medicine and in health policy. He has a special interest in Medicaid policy, paramedicine, and substance use.


  • Shepard M, Forsgren E. Do insurers respond to active purchasing? Evidence from the Massachusetts health insurance exchange. Journal of Risk and Insurance. 2022 Dec 12;90(1):9-31.
  • Forsgren E, Steiger A, Perez Y, Salazar D, McCollough M, Taira B. Patient Perspectives on Emergency Department Initiation of Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder. Academic Emergency Medicine: 2023 May 17(online):1-10.
  • Philippine T, Forsgren E, DeWitt C, Carter I, McCollough M, Taira BR. Provider Perspectives in emergency department initiation of medication assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Apr 7; 22(1):456.
  • E Forsgren, M Faulk, D Parada, J Sun. Factors important to professional progress among students of prehospital medicine in Bolivia. Annals of Global Health. 2014 Sept 28;80(3):160.
  • E Forsgren, S Forsgren, T Steinberg, E Berger. Applying a collaborative model for emergency medical education in Bolivia and Venezuela. Annals of Global Health. 2014 Sept 28;80(3):160-161.

Medical School

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA


  • Emergency Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


  • John F. Kennedy Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government