Emergency Medicine Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine has an active, collaborative research program with numerous opportunities for clinical, epidemiologic, translational, and bench research projects. Our department is dedicated to improving emergency care through research. We have robust federally funded research activities and our faculty is published extensively. Our department hosts two NIH and CDC funded research centers including the Resuscitation Research Center and the Comprehensive Injury Center (CIC) and is engaged in several federally funded multi-center studies.

We provide research training for medical students, residents and faculty. Research mentors are available to assist students and residents as well as outside community groups interested in emergency care and public and community health projects. The department hosts an annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum, co-sponsored with the section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, which highlights faculty, fellow, and resident scholarly activity projects in addition to showcasing the work of local and regional emergency medicine researchers. For more information on the program’s research activities, please review the July 2016-June 2017 Annual Research Report (PDF).

As our research program grows, we have numerous opportunities for those interested in emergency medicine research. A number of opportunities are highlighted on this site, but if you would like additional information please contact us.


Learn about how CHaMP conducts innovative and significant prehospital-based pediatric research.

CIRC AutoPulse

The Circulation Improving Resuscitation Care (CIRC) trial compares the effectiveness of AutoPulse-CPR to conventional Manual-CPR.

Comprehensive Injury Center

The Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College addresses the burden of injury in the Great Lakes Region of the Midwest (WI, MN, IL, IN, MI and OH). It brings together researchers, practitioners, organizations, and agencies to prevent, treat, and care for injuries.

Emergency Medical Services Cost Analysis Project

Through a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant, our collaborators investigated community costs for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

Evaluation of the Mechanism of Injury Component of the Trauma Triage Criteria

Mechanism-of-injury component of the Criteria were evaluated to determine which conditions are predictive of trauma center need.

ED Research Policies

Policy on Research Involving Froedtert Emergency Department Resources.

Resident Research

The MCW Emergency Medicine Department offers resident research resources, EMS research, injury research, Cardiac arrest research, and Resident Scholarly Activity.

Annual Research Forum

The emergency medicine research forum is intended for faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, nurses, other health care professionals, and researchers.

Resuscitation Research Center

The Resuscitation Research Center (RRC) in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin is supported by federal funding to collaborate with researchers, clinicians and EMS at the local and national level on observational and interventional clinical trials in the areas of emergency resuscitation and neurological emergency research.