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Yale Emergency Medicine (EM) 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, giving residents tremendous opportunities to advance potential academic careers and personal interests. Our work is supported by NIH, AHRQ, SAMHSA, CDC, and RWJF, among others.

Categories of Yale EM faculty research include:

  • Through our efforts in this area, we are developing behavioral treatments for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) who abuse drugs and engage in hazardous drinking.

  • Prehospital emergency care research addresses emergency medical dispatch, hazardous materials, as well as other aspects of patient care.

  • On a weekly basis, thousands of patients presenting to EDs receive unnecessary computed tomography (CT) scans known to have adverse health outcomes including death when, at times, an alternative diagnostic technique such as ultrasound would suffice.

  • Prevention of injuries, substance use disorders and other health problems require primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies.

  • The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Yale School of Medicine includes 41 faculty members with 36 clinicians who have responsibility for 82,000 adult patient visits a year at Yale New Haven Hospital and 27,000 visits annually at the satellite ED, the Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford, CT.
  • Our mission is to understand the neural basis of driving behavior and risk processes during adolescence and emerging adulthood and to develop individually tailored interventions to promote safe driving.

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