This unique center was formally established in April 2003 to coordinate emergency medicine research projects that can help guide health care policy. It is the only one of its kind in an academic Department of Emergency Medicine. It features four full-time faculty members with diverse backgrounds in medicine, public health, epidemiology, economics and statistics. This new center exists within the Department of Emergency Medicine and is one of the centers forming the Oregon Health Policy Institute.
Creation of the CPR-EM recognizes the Department of Emergency Medicine faculty members' policy and research contributions. Indeed, OHSU Emergency Medicine Chairs have served as presidents of the two largest emergency medicine professional organizations in the United States. Currently OHSU faculty members serve on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Research, and other roles within the Oregon Department of Human Services, Health Services Division. The influence of OHSU Emergency Medicine faculty extends outside of the field of emergency medicine, with faculty members serving in the Institute of Medicine and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
OHSU faculty members currently serve as officers or board members of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, the National Association of EMS Physicians, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the AMA Section Council on Emergency Medicine, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Subcommittee on Bioterrorism Preparedness, the American College of Medical Toxicology Section on Chemical Preparedness, the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and the Oregon Medical Association. Faculty members serve the State of Oregon through leadership of the State EMS Committee and the State EMS for Children Committee, participation in the State Trauma Advisory Board, and other roles within the Oregon Department of Human Services, Health Services Division.The influence of OHSU Emergency Medicine faculty extends outside of the field of emergency medicine, with faculty members serving in the Institute of Medicine and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).