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Research Fellowship

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To train physician scientists to become independent investigators and nationally recognized leaders in emergency medicine research.

Program Description:

The Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine has outstanding mentorship and training opportunities in multiple research specialty tracks; mentoring is from national and international federally funded leaders who have well established areas of focus in emergency medicine. Fellows can benefit from the rich network of inter-departmental collaborations with faculty from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health and receive outstanding cross-disciplinary mentoring in their areas of interest. Research opportunities include participation in single and multi-site studies funded from NIH, NSF, DHS, CDC, HHS, AHRQ and industry (e.g. biotechnology collaborates). The training program includes hands-on focused experience in a selected area of research, coupled with intensive mentorship and coursework, tailored to the trainees selected specialty track and educational needs. Focused training in manuscript writing, presentations and grants writing is emphasized to ensure career success. Degrees option include: MPH, MHSc and PhD. Also available is a focused PhD Degree in Translational Research (Johns Hopkins Graduate Training Program in Clinical Research) for interested candidates.

Research Specialty Tracks:

  1. Infectious Disease (clinical translational research and bench to bedside)
  2. Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Medicine (includes focus area on Pandemic Preparedness and Response)
  3. Data Science (see Center for Data Science in Emergency Medicine)
  4. Health Services Research
  5. Patient Safety
  6. Public Health, and Epidemiologic Research (includes focus area on substance abuse and cross training with International Fellowship)

Academic Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of an advanced research degree (unless already obtained)
  2. Acquisition of skills and direct experience in design and conduct of a completed research study
  3. Presentation of research at least at 2 national meetings
  4. Minimum of 2 first authored peer-reviewed manuscripts (under guidance of academic mentor)
  5. Submission of a K grant (or equivalent)

Clinical Requirements:

Fellows will be required to work 800 clinical hours per academic year in the Emergency Room (JHH or JHBMC).


Board Prepared or Certified in Emergency Medicine, recommendation from emergency medicine researcher

Program Length:

Varied lengths are available to suit the varied needs of our applicants:

  • 1-year fellowship can be considered for candidates with advanced degrees
  • 2-year fellowship (standard)
  • 3-year fellowship for those pursuing the GTPCI (PhD) program

Start Date:

Usually July 1, but mid-year candidates can be considered

How to apply:

Email your CV and 2 letters of recommendation to Richard Rothman, MD, PhD at

Dr. Richard Rothman

Fellowship Director:

Dr. Richard Rothman is Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He ran the SAEM Grants Course for nearly a decade, has received numerous grants and awards including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's Young Investigator Award, The Johns Hopkins Clinical Scientist Award and numerous federal grants from multiple NIH Institutes. He has been the PI/Director of several large federally funded Center Grants and is an experienced mentor, successfully training numerous emergency investigators who have gone on to successfully funding (K awards, independent NIH and other federal funding) and academic careers and major academic emergency medicine programs across the US.