About Us

The Division of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine conducts innovative and practice-changing science while supporting and training a diverse group of clinician-scientists dedicated to improving patient care. Established in January 2018, our division has rapidly developed into one of the leading federally funded academic emergency departments in the country. We are currently ranked fifth in the nation in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with eight active multimillion-dollar Principal Investigator grants from the NIH (e.g., R01s) leadership of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). We also have a track record of mentored scholar training grants (e.g., K23 and KL2) in addition to industry and foundation support.

Our diverse team has substantial expertise across a range of areas and has been recognized at the national and international levels.

Training and education of the current and next generations of acute care providers are central to our mission, and we offer formal and informal research training programs for both faculty and fellows. 

We thrive on nurturing collaborations within our division and institution as well as across institutions, and we invite you to learn more about our division, our training programs, and ongoing projects. 

Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH)

The Division of Research works closely with the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH), which conducts field studies, laboratory investigations, and randomized clinical trials (including N-of-1 trials) on the translational effects of behavioral factors, pathophysiological mechanisms, and intervention on cardiovascular disease. CBCH investigators have cultivated tremendous expertise in using technology and interventions to predict and modify cardiovascular risk. Field studies include "in the moment" measurements of acute stress, activity, sleep, blood pressure, and medication adherence. Laboratory studies include measurements of inflammatory markers, gene-environment interactions, endothelial function, pulse wave analysis, and VO2 max. CBCH investigators also utilize interventions for the management of chronic stress and depression, and longitudinal assessments of the development of PTSD following acute cardiac events. 

For any research related inquiries, please email us at Emresearch@cumc.columbia.edu.