Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine sits at a unique position in our Health Care System, between community care and acute care. Emergency Physicians deal with the failure of chronic disease management, trauma, sudden and unexpected critical illness, and a wide range of physical, social and psychological emergencies.

The role of the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine is to discover new and better ways to manage patients presenting to emergency departments and to share the knowledge of best practices with all emergency medicine practitioners and new learners. Our faculty have an impressive record of research and discovery.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Abu-Laban, Riyad Emergency medicine, epidemiology, research education
Besserer, Floyd
Brubacher, Jeffrey drugs and driving, alcohol impaired driving, road safety
Christenson, James Other clinical medicine; sudden cardiac death; chain of survival; out of hospital cardiac arrest; emergency medical services; resuscitation science
Grunau, Brian Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions in the emergency department; Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, resuscitation and E-CPR; Pre-hospital care
Ho, Kendall eHealth, knowledge translation, educational research, continuing professional development, interprofessional education, evidence informed policy, eLearning, global eHealth
Hohl, Corinne Emergency Medicine; Epidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; Health Information Systems; Health Care Organization; Decision Making; Patient Safety; Medication Safety; Adverse Drug Events; Drug safety and effectiveness; Health Information Technology; Clinical Decision Making; Health services research; Adverse Event Reporting
Moe, Jessica Substance Use; Addictions; Identifying, characterizing and developing interventions for high risk emergency department patients; Evaluating optimal naloxone dosing in ultra-potent opioid overdoses; Developing approaches to emergency department screening for opioid use disorder; Evaluating buprenorphine/naloxone standard dosing and microdosing interventions
Purssell, Roy Emergency medicine, impaired driving, substance abuse, laboratory testing, adverse drug reactions

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