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Charles Little, DO

​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Little’s interests are in the area of disaster management. This includes research and application of all areas of disaster planning through response and recovery. His focus is on healthcare system response both in normal situations and in austere care environments.

Dr. Little has extensive training in disaster response including Incident Command Systems and weapon of mass destruction. He is an ICS instructor and has taught a wide range of disaster management courses on a regional, state and national basis.


Degree Year ​Focus
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO B.A. 1980
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa D.O. 1987 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Highland Park, MI 1988 Internship
Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH 1991 ​Emergency Medicine Residency
Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH ​1993 ​Resuscitation Research Methodology Fellowship

Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • IS 100, 200, 700, 800: Basic Incident Command System (ICS) courses
  • IS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
  • IS 400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents
  • IS 120A, 130, 139: Training and Exercise Evaluation
  • IS 393: Mitigation of disasters
  • IS 546: Continuity of Operations Planning
Texas Engineering Extension Agency (TEEX)-resident course
  • MGT 314  Enhanced IMUC Course, incident command training for complex incidents
Center for Domestic Preparedness Resident Training (FEMA)-resident courses
  • MGT-901 Healthcare Leadership (HCL): tactical hospital response and overview of  hospital emergency management
  • AWR-900 Fundamentals of Healthcare Management (FHCM, now FRAME): development of emergency management programs for healthcare organizations
  • PER-260 Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE with hands on training (TERT/HOT): WMD field response with live nerve agent training
  • PER-906 Hazard Assessment and Response Management for CBRNE with hands on training  (HARM/HOT): WMD field multi-agency response coordination with live nerve agent training
  • MGT-906/L449  ICS  100/ 200/ 300/ 400  Trainer in Incident Command
CGT3  Command  and  General Staff Type 3 Workshop-management of complex incidents

Funded Projects

  • A Web-based Hospital Computerized Disaster Information and Management System
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Funding Period: May 2009 - April 2012


  • Center for Integrated Disaster Preparedmess
    Funding Agency: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    Funding Period: July 2011 - June 2013


Other Projects


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Selected Publications (5 out of 27)

  • Larabee TM, Little CM, Raju BI, Cohen-Solal E, Erkamp R, Wuthrich S, Petruzzello J, Nakagawa M, Ayati S: A novel hands-free carotid ultrasound detects low-flow cardiac output in a swine model of pulseless electrical activity arrest. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Morrison LJ, Deakin CD, Morley PT, Callaway CW, Kerber RE, Kronick SL, Lavonas EJ, Link MS, Neumar RW, Otto CW, Parr M, Shuster M, Sunde K, Peberdy MA, Tang W, Hoek TL, Böttiger BW, Drajer S, Lim SH, Nolan JP; Advanced Life Support Chapter Collaborators: Part 8: Advanced life support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2010 Oct 19;122(16 Suppl 2):S345-421
  • , Little CM: Intraosseous infusion of ice cold saline is less efficacious than intravenous infusion for induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia in a swine model of cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2011 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  • A, Little CM: Intraosseous infrusion of ice cold saline is less efficacious than intravenous infusion for induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia in a swine model of cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2012 Aug;83(8):932-9.  Epub 2012 Mar 15.
  • , Little CM: Hydroxocobalamin and epinephrine both improve survival in a swine model of cyanide-induced cardiac arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Oct;60(4):415-22. 2012 Mar 15.
  • University of Colorado Hospital Extraordinary Service Award, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, January 2009
  • University of Colorado Hospital Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service, Emergency Preparedness, January 2013