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Division of Analytics and Informatics in Emergency Medicine (DAIEM)

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. 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, giving 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.

Division of Analytics and Informatics:

One major aspect of EM research involves a large amount and a wide range of data including clinical data (e.g., patient medical records, drugs, lab tests, etc). 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.

The Division of 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 following are the core DAIEM faculty members:

  • Fuad Abujarad, PhD,MS
  • Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH
  • Kei-Hoi Cheung, PhD
  • Rachel Dreyer, PhD
  • James Dziura, PhD, MPH
  • Samah Fodeh, PhD
  • Ted Melnick, MD, MHS
  • Michael Pantalon, PhD
  • Andrew Taylor, MD, MHS

ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship:

The Clinical Informatics fellowship is a 2-year program that provides ACGME-approved training in all aspects of clinical informatics. The program is administered through the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine. In the first year, the fellow will rotate between the Yale-New Haven Health and Veterans Affairs. Major blocks will be devoted to electronic health records, clinical decision support, databases and data analysis, and quality and safety. Experiential learning will be combined with didactic classes and conferences. The second year is dedicated to advanced learning and project leadership. The fellow will attend the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting. The program prepares fellows for Clinical Informatics Board examination.

For further information, contact Ted Melnick, MD, MHS, (program director) or Ann Criscuolo, (program coordinator).

Research Staff