Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM)

Overview

The OHSU Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine's breakthrough research leads to new standards of care and a better understanding of important issues involving emergency medicine, disaster preparedness, and toxicology.

At the OHSU Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM), our mission consists of reducing inequities, including, but not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, religion, and disability. In particular, we acknowledge the legacy of racism that is embedded in American society and institutions, and we are actively working to be catalysts of change to dismantle these harmful structures. Our commitment involves reflecting principles of equity across all functions of our organization, including in its culture, governance, hiring practices, salaries, research areas of focus, and the conduct of our research.  

Read the full CPR-EM Equity Operating Guidelines Beliefs and Values Statement

CPR-EM Research Team Zoom Meeting Photo
CPR-EM Team at our monthly center meeting - February 2021. Our first group photo op one year into the pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some of the ED research projects listed below are currently suspended from enrolling subjects, however our research teams continue to engage in research activities that can be accomplished.

Craig Newgard

“Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program”

Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) - 1K12HL133115

Award Dates: 08/15/16-06/30/21

Role: Principal Investigator

“The Value of Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Care of Injured Children”

Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHHD) - 1R24HD085927

Award Dates: 09/30/17-06/30/22

Role: Principal Investigator

“A Multi-State Evaluation of Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness: Guideline Uptake and Association with Quality, Outcomes, and Cost”

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau - 1H34MC332430100

Award Dates: 09/01/19-08/31/23

Role: Principal Investigator

“Comparative Effectiveness of Trauma Center Care for Older Americans”

Sponsor: Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc (BWH) via National Institute on Aging (NIA) - 1R56AG048452-01A1

Award Dates: 09/30/17-08/31/19

Role: Site Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator

Additional emergency medicine research statistics can be found on the OHSU Research Expertise website. 
 

Esther Choo

“Implementation, Outcomes, and Cost of a Novel Medicaid Policy to Reduce
Opioids for Back Pain”

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - 1R01DA044284

Award Dates: 08/15/18-05/31/23

Role: Principal Investigator

“Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes from Cannabis Use in Emergency Department
Patients”

Sponsor: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Award Dates: 11/01/16-04/30/20

Role: Principal Investigator

“Virtual Coaching in Making Informed Choices on Elder Abuse/Neglect Self-Disclosure (VOICES)”

Sponsor: Yale University via NIA - 1R01AG060084

Award Dates: 09/01/18-08/31/22

Role: Site Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator

Matthew Hansen

“Improving the Safety and Efficacy of Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Airway Management”

Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - 1K23HL131440

Award Dates: 09/26/16-08/31/20

Role: Principal Investigator

“Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) Research Node”

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions - 5H34MC26201

Award Dates: 09/01/17-08/31/20

Role: Site Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator

“The Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) Research Node”

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau - U03MC33154

Award Dates: 09/01/19-08/31/23

Role: Site Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator

Bory Kea

“Optimal Anticoagulation Strategies for Acute Atrial Fibrillation”

Sponsor: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - 1K08HL140105

Award Dates: 12/15/17-11/30/20

Role: Principal Investigator

“Specimen Collection in the Emergency Department for the Assessment of Clinical Performance of the Siemens PBNP Assay”

Sponsor: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Award Dates: 06/12/19-06/30/22

Role: Principal Investigator

“BUILD EXITO Y6”

Sponsor: EXITO Institutional Core

Award Dates: 11/01/19-06/30/20

Role: Principal Investigator

“VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products hs Troponin I US Sample Collection Protocol”

Sponsor: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc

Award Dates: 06/18/18-06/30/21

Role: Principal Investigator

Brandon Maughan

“Sex-Based Differences in Risk Stratification and Diagnostic Imaging for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism”

Sponsor: Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - 5K12HL133115

Award Dates: 07/01/18-08/30/21

Role: Scholar

David Sheridan

“West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics”

Sponsor: Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) via FDA - 1P50FD006425

Award Dates: 09/01/18-08/31/23

Role: Site Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator

“Solace: A Wearable Continuous Early Suicide Warning System for Adolescents”

Sponsor: Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program

National Institute of Mental Health / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - 5K12HL133115

Award Dates: 07/01/18-06/30/21

Role: Scholar

“SRA-19-145 ProMedix, Inc.”

Sponsor: ProMedix, Inc.

Award Dates: 08/01/19-07/31/20

Role: Principal Investigator

“Physiologic Parameters Related to Suicidality in Adolescent Mental Health”

Sponsor: Welch Allyn

Award Dates: 01/01/19-01/31/22

Role: Principal Investigator

Mohamud Daya

Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) -
Network Clinical Center (Award Hub)”

Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - 1U24NS100657

Award Dates: 07/15/17-05/31/22

Role: Principal Investigator

“Characterizing Prehospital Delay and Outcomes in Patients Treated for Potential Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Emergency Department”

Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) via National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - 1R21HL140277

Award Dates: 08/01/18-07/31/20

Role: Site Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator

We are now two years into the pandemic and have developed new workflows and new normals. What is not new is your continued willingness to serve our community through both clinical and academic excellence. Thank you—this work cannot be done without you. Our research staff who come from multiple departments are also an integral part of our mission. They may ask for your assistance with study needs and, if busy, please let them know graciously or see if they can come back another time or have someone else help (reminder: many hope to grow up and work in your shoes). We welcome feedback and your involvement to ensure high-quality studies that integrate into our clinical workflow.

- Bory Kea, MD, MCR, FACEP - Director of Clinical Trial, Department of Emergency Medicine

Current Newsletter

Interested in expanding your career to include Emergency Care Research? CPR-EM offers a variety of training programs for many experiential levels. Learn about all of our opportunities here, or click on a link below to be directed to that specific program. 

April 2022

Virtual Residency Interviews: Applicant Perceptions Regarding Virtual Interview Effectiveness, Advantages, and Barriers. Domingo A, Rdesinski RE, Stenson A, Aylor M, Sullenbarger J, Hatfield J, Walker S, Hervey S, Singer J, Cois A, Cheng A. V. J Grad Med Educ. 2022 Apr;14(2):224-228. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-21-00675.1. Epub 2022 Apr 14. PMID: 35463161; PMCID: PMC9017272. 

Trends In Outpatient Mental Health Services Use Before And During The COVID-19 Pandemic. Zhu JM, Myers R, McConnell KJ, Levander X, Lin SC. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Apr;41(4):573-580. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01297. PMID: 35377763 

Analysis of an Intervention for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Reduce Epinephrine Dosing Errors in Infants. Hansen M, Walker-Stevenson G, Eriksson C, Meckler G, Harrod T, Bahr N, Guise JM. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e227645. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.7645. PMID: 35426927  

Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death Manifesting With Documented Ventricular Fibrillation or Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia. Chugh SS, Reinier K, Uy-Evanado A, Chugh HS, Elashoff D, Young C, Salvucci A, Jui J. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2022 Apr;8(4):411-423. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2022.02.004. Epub 2022 Mar 30. PMID: 35450595 

Association of Prenatal Care Expansion With Use of Antidiabetic Agents During Pregnancies Among Latina Emergency Medicaid Recipients With Gestational Diabetes.  Rodriguez MI, Martinez Acevedo A, Swartz JJ, Caughey AB, Valent A, McConnell KJ. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e229562. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.9562. PMID: 35486400 

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with onset witnessed by emergency medical services: Implications for improvement in overall survival. Holmström L, Reinier K, Toft L, Halperin H, Salvucci A, Jui J, Chugh SS. Resuscitation. 2022 Apr 11;175:19-27. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.04.003. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35421535  

Intermittent complete heart block with ventricular standstill after Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination: A case report. Kimball E, Buchwalder K, Upchurch C, Kea B. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Apr 20;3(2):e12723. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12723. eCollection 2022 Apr. PMID: 35475120 

Correction to: Case Files of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the Oregon Poison Center: Thallotoxicosis. Correia MS, Lopez AM. J Med Toxicol. 2022 Apr 21. doi: 10.1007/s13181-022-00894-3. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35449496  

Emergency department cardiac arrests: Who, when, and why? Insights from Sweden. Kornegay JG, Daya MR. Resuscitation. 2022 Apr 21;175:44-45. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.04.012. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35461897 

Authors' reply to comment on "Efficacy of lipid emulsion therapy in treating cardiotoxicity from diphenhydramine ingestion". Clemons J, Jandu A, Stein B, Chary M. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022 Apr 27:1-2. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2022.2066543. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35475765  

National Guideline for the Field Triage of Injured Patients: Recommendations of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage, 2021. Newgard CD, Fischer PE, Gestring M, Michaels HN, Jurkovich GJ, Lerner EB, Fallat ME, Delbridge TR, Brown JB, Bulger EM; 2021 National Expert Panel on Field Triage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Apr 27. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003627. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35475939  

Efficacy of lipid emulsion therapy in treating cardiotoxicity from diphenhydramine ingestion: a review and analysis of case reports. Clemons J, Jandu A, Stein B, Chary M. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022 May;60(5):550-558. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2022.2038187. Epub 2022 Feb 16. PMID: 35171053  

 Association of Pharmacist Prescription of Contraception With Breaks in Coverage. Rodriguez MI, Manibusan B, Kaufman M, McConnell KJ. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 May 1;139(5):781-787. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004752. Epub 2022 Apr 5. PMID: 35576337 

A chart review tool to systematically assess the safety of prehospital care for children with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Schoonover A, Eriksson CO, Nguyen T, Meckler G, Hansen M, Harrod T, Guise JM. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Apr 29;3(3):e12726. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12726. eCollection 2022 Jun. PMID: 35505929