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


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.

C3PO - Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma of Outpatients

In August 2020, the OHSU ED began enrolling in the C3PO trial which is designed to confirm or refute the role of passive immunization as a safe and efficacious therapy in preventing the progression from mild to severe/critical COVID-19 illness and to understand the immunologic kinetics of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after passive immunization. 

This study concluded on 2/25/2021 after enrolling 511 subjects nationwide; 27 subjects were enrolled at OHSU.  

The results from this study are expected to be published in early summer, and we will provide a summary and link here once those results are available. 

OHSU C3PO Press release

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

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


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

Despite a pandemic, our emergency departments are emerging stronger and finding innovative ways to engage in research. Thank you—this work cannot be done without you. As research activities normalize, we hope to broaden the types of studies we pursue. 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. 

July 2021


Faculty development using a virtual community of practice: Three-year outcomes of the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine Faculty Incubator program. Gottlieb M, Yarris LM, Krzyzaniak SM, Natesan S, Sherbino J, Lin M, Chan TM. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Jul 1;5(3):e10626. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10626. eCollection 2021 Jul. PMID: 34222756

Evaluating pediatric advanced life support in emergency medical services with a performance and safety scoring tool. Bahr N, Meckler G, Hansen M, Guise JM. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Jul 1;48:301-306. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.06.061. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34237519

Association of rural location and long acting reversible contraceptive use among Oregon Medicaid recipients. Rodriguez MI, Meath T, Huang J, Darney BG, McConnell KJ. Contraception. 2021 Jul 2:S0010-7824(21)00218-3. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.06.019. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34224694

ICU-free days as a more sensitive primary outcome for clinical trials in critically ill pediatric patients. Cho H, Wendelberger B, Gausche-Hill M, Wang HE, Hansen M, Bosson N, Lewis RJ. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Jul 7;2(4):e12479. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12479. eCollection 2021 Aug. PMID: 34263247 

Washington's Medicaid Transformation Project: Engaging the health care and social service sectors to improve health care delivery and address the social determinants of health. Kushner J, Byers J, Petchel S, Cohen DJ, Jensen K, Bittinger K, McConnell KJ. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jul 9;9(3):100560. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2021.100560. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34252708

Effect of focused protocol on reducing radiation dose for children who require computed tomography for suspected appendicitis. Roberts S, Goldwasser B, Nixon AF, Borkar D, Brookman M, Fox CE, Rosenfeld C, Meltzer JA. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Jul 10;50:76-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.07.005. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34304094

Experiences of Nonpharmacologic Providers Implementing the Oregon Back Pain Policy Expanding Services for Medicaid Recipients: A Focus Group Study. Gray M, LaForge K, Livingston CJ, Leichtling G, Choo EK. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1089/acm.2021.0099. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34264748

Prehospital Airway Management: A Systematic Review. Carney N, Totten AM, Cheney T, Jungbauer R, Neth MR, Weeks C, Davis-O'Reilly C, Fu R, Yu Y, Chou R, Daya M. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021 Jul 20:1-12. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2021.1940400. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34115570

Use of behavioral health care in Medicaid managed care carve-out versus carve-in arrangements. Charlesworth CJ, Zhu JM, Horvitz-Lennon M, McConnell KJ. Health Serv Res. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13703. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34312839

Compression depth measured by accelerometer vs. outcome in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Nichol G, Daya MR, Morrison LJ, Aufderheide TP, Vaillancourt C, Vilke GM, Idris A, Brown S. Resuscitation. 2021 Jul 28:S0300-9572(21)00264-1. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.07.013. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34331984

Point-Of-Care Capillary Refill Technology Improves Accuracy of Peripheral Perfusion Assessment. Sheridan DCCloutier RL, Samatham R, Hansen ML. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jul 22;8:694241. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.694241. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34368191