Current Research and Projects
Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research Standardization Study
National Institutes on Aging
Investigators: Ula Hwang, MD, MPH
This is a multicenter observational study of care transitions, medication safety, delirium, elder abuse, and falls in older ED patients. It will validate standardized administrative and clinical electronic health record ED visit encounter data against prospective longitudinal survey data.
Pathways to Detection and Differentiation of Delirium and Dementia in the Emergency Department (PD4ED)
National Institute on Aging IMPACT Collaboratory
Investigators: Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, Cameron Gettel MD, MHS, Basmah Safdar, MD, James Lai, MD, MHS, MPH
This is a pilot study evaluating the feasibility of conducting a pragmatic clinical trial to embed cognitive impairment screening into routine emergency care of older ED patients and referring those identified as needing formal cognitive evaluation for outpatient assessment.
PROM-OTED & COMET tools: Patient-Reported Outcome Measure - Older adult care Transitions from the Emergency Department & Caregiver-reported Outcome Measure for Emergency care Transitions
National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer's Association, Emergency Medicine Foundation, IMPACT Collaboratory, SAEM Foundation, Yale OAIC Pepper Center
Investigators: Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS, Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS
Development and validation of the PROM-OTED & COMET tools will allow outcome measurement of domains relevant to older adults and care partners of persons living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
Virtual cOaching in making Informed Choices on Elder Mistreatment Self-Disclosure (VOICES)
National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Aging
Investigators: Fuad Abujarad, PhD, MSc
Focused on developing and testing elder mistreatment screening and identifications tools as well as a web-based patient-centered virtual multimedia interactive informed consent tool to enhance the quality of care and patient safety.