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.

Current Projects

Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program Newgard, C. & Morris, C. | National Institutes of Health | 8/15/16 - 6/30/21

The Value of Emergency Care For Injured Older Adults
Newgard, C. | National Institutes of Health | 5/1/15 - 4/30/19

The Value of Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Care of Injured Children
Newgard, C. | National Institute of Child Health & Human Development | 9/30/17 - 6/30/22

Additional emergency medicine research statistics can be found on the OHSU Research Expertise website. 
Follow the link to the K12 Training Program.

Recent Publications

Dana Zive

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague,  Dana Zive, Sunday, September 30, 2018.

 Dana was the Director of the Oregon POLST Registry, Associate Director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, and a Research Assistant Professor in the OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine and CPR-EM.  She earned her B.S. in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and her M.P.H. in Public Health Education and Biostats/Epidemiology from San Jose State University.  Dana joined OHSU in 2004, and her areas of focus included end-of-life care and emergency care research. 

 Dana was integrally involved in many DEM research efforts, including the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (many out-of-hospital interventional trials in cardiac arrest and trauma) and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Program (POLST).  She was key in developing and implementing the Oregon electronic POLST registry, including legislated state funding. Dana has been a fundamental member of CPREM throughout our years of building infrastructure and growth.  She had a true research mind and a passion for data. She was our colleague and friend and will be dearly missed. 

Dana is survived by her husband and daughter (Lola, 8).   If you have a story about Dana you would like to share with her family, please send your thoughts to