Associate Vice Chair’s Message

Since its inception, the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine has been committed to leading scientific advances capable of transforming the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve in Wisconsin and beyond. Our research efforts are guided by a commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, excellence, equity, and real-world impact.

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine Research Enterprise includes a range of transdisciplinary research programs leading groundbreaking clinical and translational research. Research efforts span the translational research continuum and reflect diverse methodologies, a wealth of data sources, and innovative analytical techniques. Our research programs bridge the lifespan, from pediatric and adolescent to aging emergency care research, with considerable attention to vulnerable populations. Other significant areas of emphasis include emergency care for infectious diseases, prehospital medicine, global health, and geriatric emergency medicine. We also design and investigate advances in clinical training through our medical education research programs.

As reflected by the depth of research activity in our department, we take an inclusive approach to research wherein all faculty and trainees are encouraged to develop their ideas and engage in research. Our research enterprise is supported by a robust and intentionally agile research infrastructure that is continually evolving to meet the needs of our research programs. The success of these efforts is evidenced by our significant research funding, high impact publications, and translation of research findings into clinical practice and policy.

Our research programs have received ongoing extramural funding from the NIH, AHRQ, SAEM Foundation, and multiple pilot grant awards. Additionally, our faculty are highly collaborative, serving as co-investigators on many funded research studies led by investigators from across the UW and from other top-tier institutions.

Most importantly, I would argue that our researchers work closely together to help each other develop personally and professionally.  We accomplish this not only through active investment in our research infrastructure, staff and trainees, and career development activities, but also by leveraging research experience and synergies, collaborating on projects, and fostering mutual support to achieve our research and departmental goals.

This is an exciting time in emergency medicine research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. On this website you can learn about our interests and current projects.  If you have any questions, interest in collaborating with us, or interest in joining us, please contact me at


Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Associate Vice Chair for Research
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN