The research enterprise at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is diverse, with core research with federal significant grant funding, publications, and ongoing efforts focused on these areas.
Reflecting the wide variety of specialty training among our faculty and our commitment to advancing academics and science, other areas of research are also ongoing or developing, including emergency department operations, medical student and resident education, global health, point-of-care ultrasound, and pediatric emergency medicine.
Research Areas of Significant Effort:
» Aging Caregiving and Brain Health Research
The interdisciplinary Gilmore-Bykovskyi Lab endeavors to promote effective, meaningful, and equitable care and research for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) by investigating care, treatment, utilization, and research disparities for people living with and at risk for ADRD and their caregivers. The Lab is one of five teams in the U.S. that have been funded by the National Institute on Aging to help advance our understanding of lucid episodes in dementia. PI: Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi
» Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases
The Pulia Lab Endeavors to improve infectious disease diagnosis, infection control, and antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department and downstream care settings. PI: Dr. Michael Pulia
» Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Endeavors to improve health care for older adults with acute illnesses through capacity building for core aging-related research, utilizing clinical informatics to identify fall risk of elderly patients and prevent future falls, and developing care transitions models for older adults, especially those with cognitive vulnerabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Faculty: Drs. Manish Shah, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Brian Patterson, and Michael Pulia
» Clinical Informatics
Aims to identify ways to best use information technology to support clinical, educational, and research priorities and to optimize the design, implementation, dissemination, evaluation and routine use of clinical data and information systems to improve healthcare quality, operational efficiency, educational programs, and research. Focused on geriatric emergency medicine and prehospital medicine. Faculty: Drs. Brian Patterson and Michael Spigner
» Prehospital Medicine
Endeavors to improve the health of communities and care of prehospital, emergency medical services (EMS) patients by advancing the evidence-based practice of prehospital personnel. Faculty: Drs. Megan Gussick, Michael Lohmeier, Michael Mancera, Manish Shah, Michael Spigner, and Craig Tschautscher
UW–Madison Research Partners
Collaborating with esteemed partners across campus
Department of Emergency Medicine faculty are highly collaborative and work closely with other departments, centers, and institutes across the UW–Madison campus and beyond. Integrating emergency medicine physician-scientists improves the quality and value of multidisciplinary research. Some of our many on-campus collaborations and partnerships include: