Global Emergency Medicine Research

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Current Research Projects

Current emergency and acute care research in resource-limited settings include:

  • Rwanda: analysis of prehospital and in-hospital venues with foci on epidemiological characteristics, resource utilization, impacts of EM training and process measures and outcomes.
  • Kenya: incorporates EM training in Nairobi at the Aga Khan University and the role of ultrasound and trauma training in acute care provision in urban and semi-urban settings
  • American Soma: maintains a longitudinal research cohort that is assessing the role of trauma care training among a diverse group of emergency care providers using mixed didactic and simulations training methods
  • Haiti: In the North East Department of Haiti research evaluating the utility of point of care ultrasound on emergency and acute obstetrics care is being undertaken in conjunction with local and international partners
  • Bangladesh: serves as the primary research site for active projects which aim to improve the identification and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases
  • Ebola Virus Disease research using outbreak data from West Africa focuses on patient characteristics and outcomes, prediction models, use of novel technologies in clinical care and impacts of supportive and adjuvant treatments.  

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Research Assistant Opportunities

The Global Emergency Medicine Division welcomes inquiries for those external to the division to assist with ongoing and new projects. Undergraduate and graduate students from within and outside of Brown University often undertake positions as research assistants. The division seeks research assistants with a passion for and an interest in a long-term career in global health.

Prior developed skills including experience conducting literature reviews, experience writing research papers or grant applications, knowledge of statistical or data management programs, and fluency in foreign languages is favorable among research assistant applicants. The minimum time commitment for a research assistant is five hours per week over the course of one year. Larger time commitments for more involved project duties can be arranged and will vary with the specifics of the project. In general, research assistants are unpaid volunteers, though occasionally there are opportunities for small stipends through Brown University or other sources. Also, the positions do not generally involve work abroad, except in rare cases in which research assistants have demonstrated a sustained commitment to a division project. Most research assistants will be able to gain authorship on at least one abstract or publication, and sometimes more, during their time volunteering as a division research assistant.

If you would like to apply to be a research assistant, please download and fill out the application

Completed applications should be emailed to our coordintor Melissa Brown at [email protected] 

Application Deadline: October 15th of each year 

Acceptance letters will be sent November 30th of each year.