Research faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s pursue a wide range of investigations in quality of care, injury prevention and translational research related to emergency and critical care. As part of the busiest Pediatric Emergency Department in the country, we are very active in advancing pediatric emergency medicine, both for our patients and for children worldwide.

Areas of Focus

Much of our research is federally and industry funded, and as part of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, our team can pursue diverse research interests. Our strategic framework includes three scientific focus areas:

  • Science of everyday care
  • Brain and behavior
  • Infection and inflammation

Translational Research 

Our work is often quickly translated into bedside innovation, thanks to our researchers’ close involvement with the Cincinnati Children’s emergency departments at the Burnet and Liberty campuses. Every day, our faculty see their research applied to emergency patient care, inspiring them to advance the field of pediatric emergency medicine. With expertise in multiple areas, including clinical research, epidemiology, informatics, simulation, ultrasound, improvement science, community-based participatory research, resuscitation, global health and educational scholarship, they are engaged in multidisciplinary local, national and international collaborations. 

Networks and Researcher Support

Our division has led the HOMERUN node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) for the past eight years. We have had significant recent success in recruiting promising academic faculty and we recently re-designed our academic leadership structure, education program and mentorship procedures to enhance faculty retention and productivity. We offer investigators a significant amount of collaborative support; our clinical research infrastructure provides the tools and resources to facilitate every aspect of a clinical emergency medicine study, from idea inception to close-out.