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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 with multiple research specialty tracks; mentoring is from established senior federally funded investigators in Emergency Medicine.  The department also has a rich network of inter-departmental collaborations with cross-disciplinary mentoring made available to the fellows. Studies are single and multi-site and funded by a variety of sources from NIH, NSF, DHS, CDC, HHS, AHRQ and industry (e.g. biotechnology collaborates).  The 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.  Possible degrees include: MPH, MHSc and PhD.  Also available is a focused PhD Degree in Translational Research (Johns Hopkins Graduate Training Program in Clinical Research).

Research Specialty Tracks: 

  1. Infectious Disease (bench to bedside and clinical)
  2. Cardiac diagnostics (bench to bedside and clinical)
  3. Health Services Research
  4. Outcome and Patient Safety
  5. Public Health, and Epidemiologic Research
  6. Disaster Medicine
  7. Emergency Department Crowding

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:

2 years

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

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 prestigious Young Investigator Award, The Johns Hopkins Clinical Scientist Award and numerous federal grants from multiple NIH Institutes. He is an experienced mentor, and has successfully trained numerous emergency investigators who have gone on to receive K and independent NIH and other federal funding.