Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Research and Scholarship

The Department of Emergency Medicine maintains a wide range of active, multidisciplinary research programs led by faculty members conducting pioneering and highly impactful work. Our scholarly activities span the gamut of translational research (T0 to T4) to generate new knowledge that impacts clinical practice, health education, and healthcare delivery both locally and globally. Particular areas of departmental strength include clinical resuscitation research, substance abuse and injury-related epidemiological and intervention studies, community-based health education and disparities reduction programs, global emergency medicine education and ethics research, as well as research on diversity, equity and inclusion. Notably, our research programs have been extramurally funded by federal and foundational sponsors including National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, The Advancing Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Association of County and City Health Officials, The Greenwall Foundation, among many others.

As our faculty possess diverse sets of methodological and topical expertise, as well as scholarly interests, we highly value collaboration and mentorship. As such, we provide many different formal and informal opportunities for medical students, residents, fellows to gain research skills. Moreover, we partner with researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders in carrying out research that is innovative and impactful.

As our department grows so too do our areas of strength and scholarship. While a number of activities are highlighted on this site, we encourage you to reach out to us at emresearch@mcw.edu for any additional queries.

An annual highlight for our department is the Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Research Forum. In partnership with the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (WACEP), we co-host this annual meeting that showcases the ways in which local and regional collaboratives are advancing the field of emergency medicine.

We welcome you to peruse the webpages below and join us in our journey of discovery!

Aasim I. Padela MD MSc
Vice Chair of Research and Scholarship

Meet Our Team

headshot

Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP

Professor and Vice Chair of Research and Scholarship

apadela@mcw.edu

(414) 955-1175

headshot

Omar Davila, MPH

Research Program Manager

odavila@mcw.edu

(414) 955-6450

headshot

Laila Azam, PhD

Research Scientist

headshot

Jason Tackett

Administrative Assistant Sr.

jtackett@mcw.edu

(414) 955-6450

Team studies books on table

Resident Research

The MCW Emergency Medicine Department offers resident research resources, EMS research, injury research, cardiac arrest research, and resident scholarly activity.

Historical Research Programs

all
Charlotte Houston and Milwaukee Prehospital EMS Research Node Center (CHaMP)

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

Learn more

CIRC AutoPulse Clinical Trial

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

Learn more

Emergency Medical Services Cost Analysis Project (EMSCAP)

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

Learn more

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.

Learn more