Emergency Medicine Research
The Division of Emergency Medicine Research cordially invites you to become acquainted with our efforts to conduct research that advances science aimed to improve the health of our patients and all humankind. We are committed to collaborative and innovative research through a variety of disciplines that intersect with and transcend emergency medicine care.
We encourage you to learn more about our research, educational and training opportunities, clinical settings, and researchers and research staff. We believe that collaboration is key to research, and welcome queries about how we can work together with you and your colleagues. Please feel free to contact us!
Vision: The Research Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai performs rigorous, innovative, and collaborative research. We use knowledge creation and scientific discovery to transform health care. Our goal is always to improve the health of patients.
Mission: Our mission is to provide research training for all learners, and continuous professional growth and development for research faculty and staff members of the Department of Emergency Medicine, system-wide. Likewise, we strive to promote integrated scholarly inquiry, research productivity, and acquisition of internal and external funding to support departmental research and training activities. We are committed to conducting impactful research in an environment characterized by collegiality, respect, and equity.
We strive to:
- Encourage and facilitate research
- Foster collaboration
- Support investigators and trainees in achieving their goals
- Provide academic enrichment, training, and education
- Stimulate career development
- Advance scientific progress
- Nourish career satisfaction
- Promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity
The Department of Emergency Medicine Research Division strives to maximize inclusivity and interconnectivity across our clinical and training sites. Our Research Council facilitates representation from all the emergency medicine sites and individuals throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. The council endeavors to enhance communication and collaboration to facilitate research. Research Council members include:
Elmhurst Hospital: Alex Manini, MD, MS
Mount Sinai Beth Israel: Ethan Cowan, MD, MS
Mount Sinai Brooklyn
Mount Sinai Hospital: Jeffrey Glassberg, MD, MA
Mount Sinai Queens: Erik Blutinger, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital/Elmhurst Emergency Medicine Residency Program: Siri Shastry, MD
Mount Sinai Morningside and West Emergency Medicine Residency Program: William Bonadio, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division: Madeline Renny, MD
The Research Division and its faculty members are actively engaged in interdisciplinary research and innovation within the emergency medicine field. Learn more about our related centers focused on these efforts below:
Mount Sinai Center for Research on Emerging Substances, Poisoning, Overdose, and New Discoveries (RESPOND): The Mount Sinai Center for Research on Emerging Substances, Poisoning, Overdose, and New Discoveries (RESPOND) was founded in 2023 by Alex Manini, MD, to bridge gaps between basic and translational science, clinical research, and clinical care in substance use disorder research.
Mount Sinai Center for Sickle Cell Disease: The Mount Sinai Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine provides comprehensive care to more than 1400 individuals with sickle cell disease across the lifespan, making it one of the largest in the country.
The Analytics Core supports research division investigators, staff, and trainees through the selection and application of innovative analytic approaches. Its faculty and analysts provide assistance and direction on investigative techniques relevant to a wide range of subject areas. These topics include: data science and predictive analytics, health care delivery and system science, network and geospatial analysis, value and quality metrics, population health research, and clinical trials support. We welcome opportunities to collaborate.
Analytics Core members are:
- Alexis Zebrowski, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health Science and Policy, and Director, Analytics Core
- George Loo, DrPH, MPH, MPA, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health Science and Policy
- Mitali Thakore, MPH, CHES, CSSBB, Senior Performance Improvement Manager
- Jennifer Barvincak, MPH, Data Analyst
- Dave Buckler, MUSA, Data Engineer
- Pedro Irizarry, MA, Data Engineer
- Cindy Mei, MA, Data Analyst
- Kevin Petrozzo, MS, Data Analyst
- Yago Stecher, Data Coordinator
- Yiqi (Annie) Tang, MS, Biostatistician
- Carmen Vargas-Torres, MA, Senior Data Analyst
Please contact us at EMAnalytics@mountsinai.org.
The Research Division’s Clinical Trials Core manages and supports industry-sponsored research conducted by Department of Emergency Medicine investigators. The core’s research areas of interest encompass any health conditions that require acute care. The core has expertise in early- to late-stage clinical trials targeting U. S. Food and Drug Administration approval, including clinical trials that are interventional or evaluate clinical biomarkers and require a high level of regulatory compliance. The core facilitates industry-sponsored research across the Mount Sinai Health System’s emergency medicine and urgent care clinical sites.
Please contact the Clinical Trials Core to engage the department in industry-sponsored research partnerships:
Jonathan Schimmel, MD, Director, Clinical Trials Core (Jonathan.Schimmel@mountsinai.org)
Mitali Pradhan, Clinical Trials Core Manager (Mitali.Pradhan@mountsinai.org)
The Grants Management Core provides pre- and post-award grant management support to Department of Emergency Medicine investigators and trainees. Core members are highly experienced in administering federal, state, local, institutional, and foundational grants from submission through execution. Core members work closely with grant administration staff from Mount Sinai. Grants management core members are:
Stuart Politi, Pre-award administration (Stuart.Politi@mountsinai.org)
The Research Division and its members actively promote education and training in research methodology, practice, and analysis, as well as in grantsmanship and preparation of products from research projects. Academic research products encompass article abstracts, manuscripts, and research presentations). The division offers education and training opportunities such as formal didactic sessions, conferences, and one-on-one and group mentoring, and training programs. Offerings include:
- Journal club, offered in conjunction with our emergency medicine residency programs
- Monthly research division meetings
- Monthly research work-in-progress meetings
- Monthly K Club meetings (career development award preparation)
- Annual seminar series on research methodology for fellows and trainees
- Annual statistical software seminar series for department members
- National Heart Lung and Blood Institute T32 research training program in emergency care research