Emergency Medicine Research Staff
Research Associate 2, HSS
Research Associate 3, HSS; Research Associate II, Yale School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Caitlin received her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Management from Providence College. Caitlin has more than nine years of professional experience related to clinical research and public health interventions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine. As a Communications Specialist and Research Manager at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she played a lead role in the creation and management of a robust cardiovascular risk reduction program and $2,000,000 public awareness campaign for heart disease prevention. Since 2014, Caitlin has been a Research Associate in Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, where she oversees IRB and research processes and manages Project ASSERT – an alcohol and drug screening, intervention and referral program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Caitlin is also a health writer for the American College of Cardiology’s patient education website, CardioSmart.
Research Associate 3, HSS
Currently Shara Martel is the Project Coordinator of a SAMHSA-funded SBIRT residency training grant. In this capacity she works with a large multidisciplinary group of faculty, trainees, and other professionals, ensuring that all training goals and evaluation procedures are met.
Program Manager 4; Lecturer in Medical and Public Health Disaster Planning and Operations; Senior Progam Coordinator for the Paramedic Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly (PRIDE)
LTC (RET) Joanne E. McGovern is a highly decorated combat veteran with over 34 years of experience in disaster and humanitarian assistance operations that span the globe. Upon her retirement from the US Army she became the Chief Operations Officer for the Yale ESF-8 Planning and Response Program. She is currently a Lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, Environmental Health Science Department, where she teaches to courses in Medical and Public Health Emergency Planning and Operations together with Dr Sandy Bogucki.
LTC (R) McGovern is also is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Paramedic Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly (PRIDE) Program. Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine, Section of Emergency Medical Services is assisting elders and others with impaired mobility through a community based program known as PRIDE through a $7.15 grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Eligible participants for this program live at home and have: 1) called 9-1-1 because they were unable to get up without assistance, 2) fallen in the past or are at risk of falling or 3) fallen, been transported to a local emergency department to be seen because of a fall, and are subsequently released to their home.The program’s goal is to enroll approximately 3,700 individuals over a three-year period in order to demonstrate both improved patient outcomes and a cost benefit to CMS through early intervention. Ultimately, PRIDE strives to enhance seniors’ ability to live safely and independently in their own homes, while decreasing their reliance on the 9-1-1 system and hospital emergency departments.
Research Support Manager
Research Assistant Emergency Medicine
Research Associate; DOSE Project Director
Project Director in the DOSE project (Dose Optimization for Stone Evaluation). DOSE aims to disseminate best practice in radiation dose optimization for renal colic CT via an online platform RAD IQ. Working alongside with leaders in the field of diagnostic imaging and the DIR (National Dose Index Register), DOSE aims to evaluate the effectiveness of education in low dose imaging as used in clinical practice. DOSE aims to not only provide dose optimization for renal colic patients, we aim to reduce the variability often seen in flank pain protocol.
Ultimately the DOSE project aims at engaging more than 100 facilities in education. In turn, this would ultimately prevent thousands of future malignancies, improve population health while maintaining the quality of acute care for renal colic.