The members of the Duke Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine are actively involved in research on multiple levels.
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine conducts high-quality, innovative research that improves the care provided to patients with emergency medical conditions. Emergency medicine is the only medical specialty defined not by an organ system, but by the dimension of time. Accordingly, Duke Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty conduct clinical research in a number of different disciplines, organ systems, and disease areas and use their findings to improve patient care.
We oversee observational, diagnostic, and quality improvement studies to explore the best ways to care for patients with time-sensitive illnesses. We also study the systems of care for emergency conditions and seek ways to improve health services delivery.
We actively collaborate with faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine in research endeavors and have access to their robust research infrastructure.
Areas of Special Interest
|Clay Bordley, MD, MPH, Chief||Pediatric emergency medicine, quality improvement, procedural sedation, bronchiolitis|
|Donald T. Ellis, II, MD||
Pediatric trauma, airway management, simulation training, emergency ultrasound, global health
|James W. Fox, MD||Education of medical students, pediatric internal medicine-pediatric residents, emergency medicine residents, and pediatric fellows|
|Emily Sterrett, MD||Quality improvement, patient safety|
|Linton L. Yee, MD||Resident and medical student education, sports injuries, head trauma, cardiac emergencies|
Areas of Research
Current areas of interest include:
- Outcomes and process research on common inpatient diagnoses such as bronchiolitis
Patient safety initiatives
Use of internet-based teaching interventions for residents and medical students
Participation in a national pediatric procedural sedation collaborative to better understand and improve care
Collaborative projects with other Divisions (e.g., novel treatments of RSV infections, improving care of neonates with fever