Current Research Studies

Current Research Studies (listed alphabetically by PI last name)

Accuracy of Non-invasive Pulse CO-Oximetry in the Pediatric Emergency Department for Detection of Carbon Monoxide and Methemoglobin

PI: Mohammad Alotaibi, MD (Disaster Medicine Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital
 

Faculty mentor: Selim Suner, MD
 

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 Evaluation of Emergency Care Delivery and Patient Outcomes in Kigali, Rwanda

PI: Adam Aluisio, MD (EM Global Health Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: Adam Levine, MD

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Advancing Patient Safety: Implementation through Pharmacy Based Opioid Medication Use Research

Site PI: Janette Baird, PhD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: Boston Medical Center

Funded by: AHRQ

 

Safe Opioid Prescription Protocol (SOPP)

PI: Janette Baird, PhD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: CDC

Healing and preventing pain after injury: A randomized clinical trial of venlafaxine following motor vehicle collision (HELP PAIN Trial)

Site PI: Francesca Beaudoin, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: University of North Carolina

Funded by: MayDay Foundation

 

Efficacy of Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Smoking Cessation

Site PI: Bruce Becker, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: The Miriam Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NCCAM

 

System Based Tracking and Treatment for Emergency Patients Who Smoke (STTEPS)

Site PI: Bruce Becker, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: The Miriam Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NCI

 

CPR Feedback with a CPR Coach for Cardiac Arrest

PI: Linda Brown, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Improving Pediatric Acute Care through Simulation (ImPACTS)

Site PI: Linda Brown, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: Yale University

Funded by: RBaby Foundation

 

Improving Pediatric Resuscitation: A Simulation Program for the Community ED

PI: Linda Brown, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: AHRQ

 

Inflammatory Biomarkers of Pediatric Invasive Infection

PI: Geoff Capraro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

 

Regional Infrared Radiation and Its Relationship to Rectal Temperature in Young Infants

PI: Geoff Capraro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

 

Screening Capacity of Pediatric Patient Demographics and Pediatric Emergency Department Triage Vital Signs for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

PI: Geoff Capraro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

 

Arginine Therapy for the Treatment of Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease (PECARN Arginine Feasibility Study)

Site PI: Laura Chapman, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Funded by: NIH/NHLBI

 

Development of a New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

PI: Adam Chodobski, PhD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Brown University

 

Effects of Topiramate on Adolescent Alcohol Use: Efficacy and Mechanisms

Site PI: Thomas Chun, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: Brown University

Funded by: NIH/NIAAA

 

Impact of Emergency Department LGG Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis (PECARN Probiotics Study)

Site Co-PIs: Thomas Chun, MD and Adam Levine, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: Washington University

Funded by: NIH/NICHD

 

Informing the Development of a Technology-Based Intervention for Women with IPV and Substance Abuse in the Emergency Department

PI: Esther Choo, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NIDA

 

Assessing IVC Caval Index as a Predictor of Fluid Responsiveness in Spontaneously Breathing Critically Ill Patients

PI: Keith Corl, MD (Critical Care Medicine Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: Anthony Napoli, MD

 

Emergency Department Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) to Determine Adequate Bladder Fullness for Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound

PI: Almaz Dessie, MD (Pediatric EM Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Faculty mentor: Erika Constantine, MD

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

An Emergency Department Screening Instrument to Identify Child Abuse and Neglect

PI: Susan Duffy, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

 

Optimizing Youth Suicide Risk Screening and Triage in the Emergency Department (PECARN ED STARS Study)

Site PI: Susan Duffy, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: Cincinnati Children's Medical Center

Funded by: NIH/NIMH

 

Standardized Direct Observation as a Tool to Introduce and Instruct Professional Identity

PI: Sarah Gaines, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Vasoactive drugs and risk of cardiopulmonary complications at altitude: A multi-center retrospective case-control study

PI: John Foggle, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

A Computer-Based ED Intervention to Improve Pediatric Asthma Medicine Adherence

PI: Aris Garro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NICHD

 

Fluid Therapy and Cerebral Injury in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (PECARN FLUID Study)

Site PI: Aris Garro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: University of California, Davis

Funded by: NIH/NICHD

 

Memory Assessment in Children with Diabetes (PECARN Memory in Diabetes Study)

Site PI: Aris Garro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: University of California, Davis

Funded by: NIH/NICHD

 

Evaluation of Novel Serologic Diagnostic Tests for Lyme Disease in Children

Site PI: Aris Garro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Optimizing Discharge after Emergency Department Visits for Children with Uncontrolled Asthma

PI: Aris Garro, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: American Lung Association

 

Pre-Hospital Care and Hospital Outcomes of the Injured Patient in Kigali, Rwanda

PI: Naomi George, MD (EM Resident) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: Adam Levine, MD

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Reproducibility of Emergency Department Hypertension Using Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

PI: Elizabeth Goldberg, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Carbon Monoxide Levels Induced by Cigarettes in Typical Smokers

PI: Jason Hack, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Treatment of uropathogenic E. coli in an ED population and the virtures of nitrofurantoin for uncomplicated urinary tract infection

PI: Nathan Hudepohl, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Antibiotic prescribing pattern for urinary tract infections after treatment recommendations based on antibiotic resistance

PI: Nathan Hudepohl, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Tribosupplementation with Lubricin in Prevention of Post-Traumatic Arthritis

PI: Gregory Jay, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: DoD

 

Arterial Line Insertion Method Examination through Simulation (ALINES Study)

PI: Leo Kobayashi, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Standardized Treatment and Optimal Resuscitation through Mechanical Adjuncts (STORM Study)

PI: Leo Kobayashi, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Targeted Delivery of Multiparametric Telemetry Messages to Mitigate Alarm Fatigue

PI: Leo Kobayashi, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: AHRQ

 

Quorum Quenching Enzymes in Catheter-Associated UTI

PI: John Lafleur, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Assessment of Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea in Resource-Limited Settings

PI: Adam Levine, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Fogarty International Center

 

Application of Transcriptional Signatures for Diagnosis of Febrile Infants within the PECARN Network (PECARN Biosignatures Study)

Site PI: James Linakis, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: Wayne State University

Funded by: NIH/NICHD

 

Teen Alcohol Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (ASSESS Study)

PI: James Linakis, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NIAAA

 

Effect of Provider Gender on Gender Disparities on Time to Antibiotics in Sepsis

PI: Tracy Madsen, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Investigation of Gender and Racial Disparities in the Care of Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients

PI: Tracy Madsen, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Rhode Island Foundation

 

Internal Implementation and External Field Testing of Sex and Gender-based Medicine Online Multimedia Educational Products

PI: Alyson McGregor, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

ReDIAL: A Telephone Brief Intervention for Injured Emergency Department Patients

PI: Michael Mello, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NIAAA

An e-Parenting Skills Intervention to Decrease Injured Adolescents' Alcohol Use

PI: Michael Mello, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NIAAA

SBIRT Training for Emergency Medicine Residents and Fourth Year Medical Students

PI: Michael Mello, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: SAMHSA

 

Facilitating HIV/AIDS and HIV Testing Literacy for Emergency Department Patients

PI: Roland Merchant, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NINR

 

Facilitating HIV Testing Among Young Adult MSM Through Social Networking

PI: Roland Merchant, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NINR

 

ProTECT3D – Quantitative Visualization in Traumatic Brain Injury

PI: Lisa Merck, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Automated Ventricular Analysis – Medical Image Analysis in Hydrocephalus

PI: Lisa Merck, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage (ATACH)-II: A Phase III Randomized Multicenter Clinical Trial of Blood Pressure Reduction for Hypertension in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage (NETT Trial)

Site PI: Lisa Merck, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: University of Pennsylvania

Funded by: NIH/NINDS

 

ESETT: Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (NETT/PECARN Trial)

Site Co-PIs: Lisa Merck, MD and Thomas Chun, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Lead site: University of Virginia

Funded by: NIH/NINDS

 

Education at the Intersection of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

PI: Christopher Merritt, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Child Passenger Safety in Pediatric Practice

PI: Dina Morrissey, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Rhode Island Foundation

 

Child Passenger Safety in Rhode Island

PI: Dina Morrissey, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Rhode Island Department of Transportation

 

Baseline Balance Testing in the Adolescent Football Player

PI: Anthony Napoli, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Diagnosis of Emergency Department Patients with Initially Intermediate Troponin Levels

PI: Anthony Napoli, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Data Entry and Quality Assurance for Patients Enrolled in the new HUP (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) Post-Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Protocol (PATH Study)

Site PI: Anthony Napoli, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead Site: University of Pennsylvania

 

Inter-alpha Trypsin Inhibitor (ITI) as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker for Sepsis in the Emergency Department

PI: Anthony Napoli, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Practice Variability and Comparison of Risk Stratification and Management of Chest Pain Unit Patients

PI: Anthony Napoli, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Implementation of Pediatric Intubation Checklists

PI: Mariann Nocera, MD (Pediatric EM Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Faculty mentor: Linda Brown, MD

 

Pediatric Retinal Imaging in the Emergency Department (PRIED Trial)

PI: Elizabeth Prabhu, MD (Pediatric EM Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Faculty mentor: Susan Duffy, MD

 

Text-Message-Based Depression Prevention for High-Risk Youth in the ED

PI: Megan Ranney, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NIMH

 

King Devick Testing in the Emergency Department

PI: Neha Raukar, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Survey of young concussed drivers

PI: Neha Raukar, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Trauma vs Sports Concussions (ImPACT Study)

PI: Neha Raukar, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Validation of modified attention network task for acute concussion (mANT Study)

Site PI: Neha Raukar, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Brown University

 

Longitudinals Evaluation of a Simulation Based Trauma Course in American Samoa

PI: Edward Ruhland, MD (EM Resident) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: David Bouslough, MD

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Development and Pilot Testing of a Scalable mHealth Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in TIA and Stroke Survivors

PI: Matthew Siket, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

 

Prospective Investigation of Blood Biomarkers for the Prediction of Cardioembolism and Non-Ischemic Mimic Diagnosis in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Transient Ischemic Attack

PI: Matthew Siket, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Pharmacotherapy Practice Patterns and Outcomes in Bronchiolitis in the Americas, Australia/New Zealand and Europe (PERN Bronchiolitis Study)

Site PI: Dale Steele, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead Site: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids on CVD - Update

Site PI: Dale Steele, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

Lead site: Brown University

Funded by: AHRQ

 

Survey of Individual Interactive Instruction Among Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in the United States

PI: Robert Tubbs, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Lives Saved during Critical Care Transport

PI: Kenneth Williams, MD / Rhode Island Hospital

 

Elevated Blood Pressure and Its Consequences in Jamaican Patients: An evaluation of the Emergency Departments at the University Hospital of the West Indies

PI: Taneisha Wilson, MD (EM Resident) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Goldberg, MD

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Triage Administration of Ondansetron for Pediatric Vomiting is Associated with Improved Outcomes

PI: Robyn Wing, MD (Pediatric EM Fellow) / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Faculty mentor: Laura Chapman, MD

 

Ebola Virus Disease predictors and outcomes: a retrospective analysis from Ebola Treatment Units and Screening and Referral Units in Sierra Leone and Liberia

PI: Tess Wiskel, MD (EM Resident) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: Adam Levine, MD

 

Final design specification and production of Emergency Department procedural surfaces

PI: Tony Zhang, MD (EM Resident) / Rhode Island Hospital

Faculty mentor: Leo Kobayashi, MD

Funded by: University Emergency Medicine Foundation

 

Functional Disability as a Measurement of Injury Burden in Children

PI: Mark Zonfrillo, MD / Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Funded by: NIH/NICHD