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The Department of Emergency Medicine Research Section conducts numerous clinical and behavioral studies on a wide variety of topics and disease processes. The members of the Research Section are a rich source of guidance and inspiration for residents. They are available to assist residents with planning research, applying for IRB approval, implementing studies, performing data analysis, as well as preparing abstracts, posters, and manuscripts.

All PGY-2 residents receive time off and funding to attend the annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) conference. All PGY-4 residents receive time off and funding to attend the annual American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP) conference. Residents who have abstracts accepted for presentation at these conferences will also be supported to attend. An award is presented annually to the PGY4 graduate who has been most dedicated and productive towards research and/or scholarship over the course of their training.

Residents routinely present the results of their research at annual meetings such as the SAEM, the ACEP Research Forum, the New England Regional Meeting of SAEM, and the Massachusetts College of Emergency Medicine (MACEP). When appropriate, residents have presented their work at forums of special interest to emergency medicine such as the National Association of Emergency Medicine Physicians (NAEMSP), the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT), and other academic meetings.


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Research Support

Our research staff includes a full-time MPH data manager/analyst, two full-time research assistants, and one part-time PhD bio-statistician.

Research Faculty

Elissa Perkins
Vice Chair of Research

James Feldman
Senior Investigator

Elizabeth Pino
Research Scientist

Stephanie Smith
Director of Research Operations