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

Current Research Announcements:


May-June, 2018

Dr. Stephen Wolfe submitted an abstract to the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine titles, "Provider-in-Triage: the perspective of resident."

Dr. Jennie Buchanan's abstract, "Multi-center Analysis of Marijuana use in Sexual Assault Patients Stratified by State Marijuana Legalization Status" was accepted for the fall 2018 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology conference.

March - April, 2018

Dr. Taylor McCormick’s application titled “Population-Based Assessment of Pediatric Field Trauma Triage” was chosen for funding by the Denver Health Pilot Study Research Grant Program. She will receive $25,000 over a one year period.

Dr. Jason Haukoos’ R01 titled, “The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Departments and Care Coordination on Treatment Outcomes (DETECT) for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Trial” received a Notice of Award from NIH. This is a 5 year, 2.88 million dollar grant.

January - February, 2018

Drs. John Kendall and Amanda Toney had an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2018 Academic Pediatrics Association Annual Meeting titled, "Evaluation of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum for Pediatric Residents".


Drs. Kendall and Trent had a manuscript titled, "The Effect of Emergency Physician Performed Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Radiology Department Performed Ultrasound on Emergency Department Length of Stay Among Pregnant Women Less Than 20 Weeks Gestation" accepted for publication in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine.

November - December, 2017

Dr. Stacy Trent had a manuscript titled, "Patient, Provider, and Environmental Factors Associated with Adherence to Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Guidelines in the ED" accepted for publication in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Maria Moreira had a manuscript titled, "ACGME Clinical and Educational Work Hour Standards:  Perspectives and Recommendations from Emergency Medicine Educators" accepted for publication in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Jason Haukoos had an abstract titled "Multi-Center Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Emergency Medicine: Design and Applied Implementation Strategies for Comparative Effectiveness Research" accepted for didactic presentation at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) 2018 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Dave Richards has been asked to be a Site Investigator on a CORD EMF Educational Research grant titled, “A Multi-Institutional Online Database For Implementation and Validation of the NCAT-EM:  A Consensus-Derived Tool For Clinical Assessment of Medical Students in Emergency Medicine” coordinated by the University of Arizona.

September - October, 2017

Dr. Jason Haukoos is an author on a recently accepted manuscript in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society titled, "Prospective Validation of a Screening Tool to Identify Older Adults in Need of a Driving Evaluation"

Dr. Jason Haukoos' abstract titled, "A Multi-Center Pragmatic Randomized Comparison of HIV Screening Strategy Effectiveness in the Emergency Department: The HIV TESTED Trial" received the second best poster presentation award at the American College of Epidemiology Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Stacy Trent had a manuscript accepted for publication titled, "Variation in Asthma Care at Hospital Discharge by Race/Ethnicity Groups" in Journal of Asthma Care.

July - August, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Bellows had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress titled, "Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM): The Global Distribution of Users in 2016"

Dr. Jason Haukoos had an abstract accepted for presentation at the American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum titled, "Predictive Accuracy of Adding Shock Index to the American College of Surgeon’s Major Resuscitation Criteria for Adult Trauma Triage". 

May - June, 2017

Drs. Amanda Toney, John Kendall, and Genie Roosevelt had a publication titled, "Teaching Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound to Novice Pediatric Learners: Web-based E-learning Versus Traditional Classroom Didactic" accepted for publication at Pediatric Emergency Care.

Dr. Byyny had a publication titled, "A Qualitative Study of Medical Educators' Perspectives on Remediation: Adopting a Holistic Approach to Struggling Residents" accepted for presentation at Medical Teacher.

Dr. Eric Lavonas had an abstract accepted for platform presentation at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Conference titled, "Early FabAV Treatment Improves Time to Full Limb Function Recovery in Patients with Copperhead Envenomation".

March - April, 2017


Dr. Eric Lavonas had a publication titled, "The Efficacy of Fab Antivenom versus Placebo plus Optional Rescue Therapy on Recovery from Copperhead Snake Envenomation: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial" accepted for publication at Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Kerry Broderick is a Co-Investigator on a recently awarded grant titled, "Targeted Capacity Expansion" (PI:Lisa Gawenus) which will involve buprenorphine induction in ED patients. 

Dr. Molly Thiessen had a publication titled, "Integrating Point-of-Care Ultrasound Into the Osteopathic Medical School Curriculum: Initial Experience at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM)" accepted for publication at the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Dr. Maria Moreira had a publication titled, "Remediation Strategies for Systems-Based Practice and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Milestones" accepted for publication at the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Andy French had a publication titled, "Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Culture of Safety: The Resident Perspective" accepted for publication at Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training.

January - February, 2017

Dr. Stacy Trent submitted a K08 application to AHRQ titled, "Impact of Feedback with Peer Comparison on Adherence to Severe Sepsis Guidelines in the Emergency Department". 

Dr. Molly Thiessen co-authored a case report titled, "Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Locate a Retained Intravenous Drug Needle in the Femoral Artery" that was included as a top story on Medscape. 

Dr. Andrew French had a publication titled, "Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Culture of Safety: The Resident Perspective" accepted for publication at Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training.

Dr. Michael Breyer had a publication titled, "Correlation of Arterial Blood Gas and Venous Blood Gas in the Undifferentiated Shock Patient" accepted for publication.

Dr. Jody Vogel had a publication titled, "Identifying Subgroups of Adult Super-Utilizers in an Urban Safety-Net System Using Latent Class Analysis: Implications for Clinical Practice" accepted at Medical Care.

Dr. David Richards had a publication titled, "Validation of a Low-Cost Optic Nerve Sheath Ultrasound Phantom: An Educational Tool" accepted at the Journal of Medical Ultrasound.

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Emergency Medicine Research

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