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Analytics and Informatics in Emergency Medicine


To make significant contributions to the university and department’s goal to be leaders in the discovery, preservation and sharing of knowledge. Our faculty are recognized internationally for outstanding research and informatics contributions to medicine as well as preparing future biomedical informatics scholars and leaders.


One major aspect of Emergency Medicine (EM) research involves a large amount and a wide range of data including clinical data (e.g., patient medical records, drugs, and lab tests). With the advent in translational research, there is a growing importance of combining clinical data with molecular data (e.g., genomics and proteomics data) to integrate bench side research into bedside patient care. These data are available through different sources in structured and unstructured formats. With the continued growth of data variety, complexity and quantity, EM research driven by big data calls for advanced informatics and analytics approaches.

Analytics and Informatics in Emergency Medicine (DAIEM) includes faculty members who have innovative expertise in biomedical informatics, bioinformatics and biostatistics. They have extensive collaborations with researchers and clinicians at Yale, VA, and other institutions. In addition, DAIEM has established a synergistic relationship with Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, and Yale Data Coordination Center.

The Department of Emergency has a total of 92 faculty members which include ladder, clinical, and voluntary faculty. Of the 92 faculty members, 75 of them work clinically and, have responsibility for 188,000 adult patient visits a year across all three of our emergency department sites. DEM has numerous research studies underway at any given time. EM research is an interdisciplinary field that addresses a plethora of subjects and medical specialties ranging from acute critical care to improving public health. Our faculty are nationally recognized experts in their fields of study, providing tremendous research and training opportunities to advance potential academic careers and research interests. Our work is supported by NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, SAMHSA, CDC, and RWJF, among others.

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Informatics within the Department of Emergency Medicine is interdisciplinary, drawing on and contributing to other component fields, including computer science, decision science, implementation science, information science, management science, cognitive science, and organizational theory. Informatics researchers develop, introduce, and evaluate new biomedically motivated methods in areas as diverse as data mining, natural language or text processing, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, decision support, databases, and algorithms for analyzing large amounts of data generated in medicine, public health, clinical research, and genomics/proteomics.

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