About Our Research Programs

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has several active areas of research. Dr. Rose is conducting research on educational interventions, such as use of the “flipped classroom” to make in-person teaching sessions more meaningful. Dr. Kearl’s research has focused on projects with applications in quality improvement, primarily minimization of radiation. Dr. Nunez is involved in educational research using simulation. Drs. Claudius and Santillanes have participated in research on ALTE (apparent life-threatening events), the role of children in mass casualty incidents and currently study pediatric mental health emergencies.

Divisional publications

Claudius I, Keens T: Do All Infants With Apparent Life-Threatening Events Require Hospital Admission?  Pediatrics Volume 119(4):679-683, 2007. PMID:17403838

Kaji A, Claudius I, Mittal M, Santillanes G, Lee J, Gauche-Hill MA. Which infants with ALTE require admission? Annals of Emergency Medicine 61(4):379-87, 2013. PMID: 23026786

Donofrio J*, Santillanes G, McCamack B*, Lam C, Menchine M, Kaji A, Claudius I: Clinical Utility of Screening Laboratory Tests in Pediatric Psychiatric Presenting to the Emergency Department for Medical Clearance. Annals Emergency Medicine. 63(6):666-75, 2014. PMID:24219903

Claudius I, Kaji A, Santillanes G, Cicero M, Donofrio J, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang T. Comparison of Computerized Patients versus Live Moulaged Actors for a Mass Casualty Drill. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 30(5):438-42, 2015. PMID: 26265451

Kearl L, Claudius I, Behar S, Cooper J, Dollbaum R, Hardasmalani M, Hardiman K, Rose E, Santillanes G, Berdahl C. Accuracy of MRI and Ultrasound for Appendicitis in Diagnostic and Non-diagnostic Studies.  AEM. 23(2):179-85, 2016. PMID:26725503

Rose E, Claudius I, Tabatabai R, Kearl L, Behar S, Jhun P. The flipped classroom in emergency medicine using online videos with interpolated questions. JEM. 51(3):284-91, 2016.