Marina Del Rios, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Director of Social Emergency Medicine
Emergency Ultrasound Research Director

808 S. Wood St., MC 724, Suite 476C
Chicago, IL 60612



MS, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007
MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2002
BA, Haverford College, 1998


Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2005


Epidemiology and Health Services Research Fellowship, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007
Emergency Ultrasound, New York Methodist Hospital, 2007

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Currently Funded Research

Strategies to Innovate EmerRgENcy Care Clinical Trials (SIREN)
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, 2017 – 2022

Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award: Measuring Disparities in the Chain of Survival Among Hispanic Communities
Funded by the American Heart Association, 2016 – 2018

Community Health and Empowerment through Intergration of Neighborhood-specific Strategies using a Novel Education and Technology-leveraged Workforce (CHAMPIONS-NETWork)
Funded by the Pritzker-Traubert Foundation, 2016 – 2018

Illinois Heart Rescue Project
Funded by the Medtronic Foundation, 2013 – 2018

Previously Funded Research

Community Targeting of Uncontrolled Hypertension (CTOUCH)
Funded by the UIC Department of Emergency Medicine, 2017

A Hypertension Emergency Department Intervention Aimed at Decreasing Disparities (AHEAD2)
Funded by NIH Research Grant (R56), 2015 – 2017

Scanning for Comet-Tails: Exploring the Utility of Chest Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in the Emergency Department
Funded by the Agency for Health Services Research and Quality, 2005 – 2007

Targeting of the Merozoite Surface Protein-1 in Distinct Antigen Processing Compartments
Funded by the National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1997

Inequalities in Stroke Mortality: A Comparison of Seven Countries
Funded by the Fogarty Minority International Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health, 1996

Academic Interests

Discovering Novel Ultrasound Uses in the Emergency Department
Promoting Practices to Help Reduce Health Care Disparities
Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health
Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Additional Information

Dr. Del Rios was a member of the Committee on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrest of the Health Division of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) and is co-author on the 2015 Institute of Medicine Report “Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time To Act”. She is member of the American Heart Association’s Science Subcommittee of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and Advocacy Ambassador of the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation. Her commitment to diversity, inclusion, and health justice led to her recognition by Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine as Outstanding Academician of 2017.