Denver Health Emergency Medicine Research


The Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center has a long-standing history of performing collaborative research.  This site was developed to highlight the components of our research program, one that includes a breadth of investigators, content areas, and expertise.  

Over the past several years, our program has grown to include nearly $10.5 million dollars in external research and programmatic funding and the development of intra- and inter-departmental collaborations to further support our mission.

In addition to details about our investigators and the products of our program, you will find details of the “Denver Emergency Department HIV Testing Research Consortium” embedded in this site.  This group began in 2004 and has grown to support health services research in the area of emergency department-based HIV testing.

Our research program is also strongly rooted in training the next generation of scientists in emergency medicine.  We strive to do this across several levels, including premedical undergraduates (as part of the “Applied Clinical Research” course developed in conjunction with the University of Colorado Boulder), residents in emergency medicine (as part of an integrated “Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine” curriculum to teach research methods), fellows (including a rigorous two-year clinical research fellowship), and faculty (through extensive collaboration and mentorship).

With this in mind, please take a look around and don’t hesitate to let us know what you think.

We hope you enjoy!

Jason Haukoos, MD, MSc
Director of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado


Drs. Richards, Trent, and French are authors on a recently accepted abstract titled "Validation of a Low-Cost Optic Nerve Sheath Phantom: An Educational Tool" which will be presented at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's Scientific Program Convention in March, 2016.

Dr. Haukoos is an author on a recently accepted poster titled "Comparison of Self-Reported HIV Risk Information Obtained by Triage Nurse Versus Comprehensive ED Interview" which will be presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting in May, 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Haukoos, a co-author on a manuscript titled "Will neuroimaging reveal a severe intracranial injury in this patient with minor head trauma?" recently accepted for publication in JAMA and a manuscript titled, "It's in how you present the question: perspectives on screening older drivers in primary care settings?" in The Gerontologist.