Welcome to the West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) Research website. We promote, teach, and incorporate Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) principles in all of our scholarly activities, and utilize an EBM format in our monthly journal club meeting.
Our residents and faculty have extensively studied the following research topics:
Emergency Medical Services (Neurology, Systems of Care), Education (Neurology, Simulation, Evidence Based Medicine), Environmental Disorders (Wilderness Medicine), Psychiatry/Violence (Wellness/Burnout), Public Health (Geriatric, Rural, Underserved Subpopulations, Unstudied Clinical Presentations, Trauma), and Facilities/Resources.
The Department of Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a space allocated for ongoing research activities within the DEM. The CRC is located on the 2nd floor of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC-South 2225) and contains eight fully furnished private offices, which house key and supporting personnel with time commitments dedicated to the operations and success of the DEM CRC, including the DEM Vice Chair for Research, the Director of Clinical Research, Research and Grants Coordinator, a full-time Research Faculty member, and multiple research assistants. These personnel develop and assist with all aspects of the research process ongoing within the department, including study design, Institutional Review Board protocol development and submission, data collection, data analysis, and presentation/publication of study results.
We have access to multiple years of Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data—specifically the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) as well as 15 years of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). CRC staff is available full time to analyze this data using SAS and SUDAAN software.
For more information about current and future research opportunities, please contact:
- Director of Research and Scholarship, Emergency Medicine
- Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine