The prevention research focus group centers on screening and intervention-based clinical research. Our current research areas are tobacco cessation, mental health engagement, sexually transmitted infection notification and injury prevention
, many of which are funded by the National Institutes of Health. We have eight faculty who, along with dedicated research coordinators, conduct ED-based research with interventions often extending beyond the ED stay. Lisa Vaughn, PhD
, leads the group, with content expertise by Bob Ammerman
. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) at 11 am.