Daniel Buckland

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Buckland is an Attending Physician at Duke University Hospital Emergency Department. He is also the Director of the Duke Acute Care Technology Lab (DACTL) where he leads research in developing technology for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disease in data science and robotics projects. Dr Buckland oversees several PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate engineer researchers as their primary advisor, as well as manages collaborative research projects between clinicians and engineering students. His work at DACTL also involves studying how advancements in technology affect the healthcare system. In addition, Dr. Buckland is the Deputy Chair of the Human System Risk Board of the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement with NASA, where he determines the human system risk of spaceflight and how standards, countermeasures, and mission design can mitigate risk.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engingeering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2301 Erwin Road, DUMC Box 3096, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 6553
  • Email Address: dan.buckland@duke.edu


  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • M.D. Harvard Medical School, 2014

Courses Taught

  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • HOUSECS 59: House Course

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Starks, Monique A., Audrey L. Blewer, Christine Chow, Edward Sharpe, Lee Van Vleet, Evan Arnold, Daniel M. Buckland, et al. “Incorporation of Drone Technology Into the Chain of Survival for OHCA: Estimation of Time Needed for Bystander Treatment of OHCA and CPR Performance.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, March 26, 2024, e010061. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.123.010061.
  • Ward, Jessica, Robert J. Reynolds, Erin Connell, Wilma Anton, Avalon Kabeel, Jacqueline M. Charvat, Nicholas Nartey, et al. “Levels of evidence for human system risk evaluation.” NPJ Microgravity 10, no. 1 (March 20, 2024): 33. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-024-00372-w.
  • Antonsen, Erik, Robert J. Reynolds, Jacqueline Charvat, Erin Connell, Avalon Monti, Devan Petersen, Nicholas Nartey, et al. “Causal diagramming for assessing human system risk in spaceflight.” NPJ Microgravity 10, no. 1 (March 19, 2024): 32. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-024-00375-7.
  • Zaribafzadeh, Hamed, Wendy L. Webster, Christopher J. Vail, Thomas Daigle, Allan D. Kirk, Peter J. Allen, Ricardo Henao, and Daniel M. Buckland. “Development, Deployment, and Implementation of a Machine Learning Surgical Case Length Prediction Model and Prospective Evaluation.” Ann Surg 278, no. 6 (December 1, 2023): 890–95. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000005936.
  • Manon, Julie, Michael Saint-Guillain, Vladimir Pletser, Daniel Miller Buckland, Laurence Vico, William Dobney, Sarah Baatout, et al. “Adequacy of in-mission training to treat tibial shaft fractures in mars analogue testing.” Sci Rep 13, no. 1 (October 23, 2023): 18072. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-43878-1.