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Faculty Research

Our faculty members work on a wide range of challenging, innovative emergency medicine research and are widely published in some of the top professional annals and journals.

Featured Faculty Research

  • Scott Levin, Ph.D., Gabor Kelen, M.D., and others published research in Annals of Emergency Medicine on an electronic triage tool developed at Johns Hopkins Medicine to help improve patient care in emergency departments.
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  • Jeremiah Hinson, M.D., Eili Klein, Ph.D., and Johns Hopkins University colleagues published a seminal study in Annals of Emergency Medicine reporting that intravenous contrast for computed tomography was not independently associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injury in emergency department patients.
  • Michael Millin, M.D., M.P.H., and other researchers published a paper in Prehospital Emergency Care to define the education and scopes of practice that wilderness EMS providers of differing certification levels should have when providing patient care in the wilderness setting. 
  • Eili Klein, Ph.D., Gabor Kelen, M.D., and others published a paper in Annals of Emergency Medicine about the impact the Affordable Care Act has on emergency department visits throughout Maryland.
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  • Richard Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues published a study in JAMA that compared antibiotics in the treatment of a cellulitis skin infection. The research evaluated the effect of cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole versus cephalexin alone.
  • Gabor Kelen, M.D., Lauren Sauer and others published a study in JAMA Pediatrics highlighting the effects of reverse triage to handle an unexpected increase of inpatients at a pediatric hospital.
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  • Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., and other researchers published a paper in International Journal of Emergency Medicine that provides a guide to determining whether the amount of funding provided by a federal grant for a global health project is worth the effort in applying.
  • Michael Millin, M.D., M.P.H., was the first author on a review article published in Resuscitation that demonstrated that nearly one-third of patients who have been successfully resuscitated after cardiopulmonary arrest without ST elevation on an electrocardiogram have a severe lesion from an emergency angioplasty procedure.
  • Junaid Razzak, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., was the senior author on a study published in the journal BMC Emergency Medicine that investigated the rates of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a developing country. 

Featured Resident Research and Abstracts


  • Richard Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., serves as principal investigator and co-director of a team of Johns Hopkins researchers awarded a 7-year National Institutes of Health center of excellence contract to study influenza viruses on a national and global scale. View the news release and more information about the center.
  • Collaborating researchers, including Diego A. Martinez, Ph.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, have received the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World research planning grant for a proposal titled, “Planning the Implementation of Data-driven Computational Technologies to Reduce Waiting Lists in Chile.” The grant, which is for $25,000 for four months, supports a collaboration between the Department of Emergency Medicine, Diana Prieto, Ph.D., assistant professor of operations management and business analytics the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and investigators from the University of Chile. The Alliance for a Healthier World program aims to bring together faculty and students from across The Johns Hopkins University, along with partners and disadvantaged communities around the world, to integrate and unleash scientific and creative capabilities to advance global health equity.