Message From the Vice Chair

Welcome to the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Division!

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine is leading the transformation of emergency care to promote health and wellness among our diverse populations of patients, their caregivers, and the broader community. Our investigators use cutting-edge research methodologies to transform emergency medicine across the intersection of acute care and public health. Through the lens of the Emergency Department (ED), we discern the health needs of our patients and the broader population, and devise sustainable solutions to improve the lives of those who face disproportionate health burdens. We provide a voice to historically underrepresented populations and incorporate patient representatives and other key stakeholders into the research process. Through this unique methodology, we create health programs that have a focus on prevention and optimize the quality of care that our diverse patient populations receive in the Emergency Department and beyond.

The Division is rapidly growing and has risen from being unranked just a few years ago to its current national ranking of 9th for NIH awards in Emergency Medicine for 2015. We currently have active awards totaling over 2.5 million, including two R01s and three K23s, and 11.3 million currently pending sponsor review. Core research faculty includes five health services researchers, three of whom were former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars and a post-doctoral fellow. Our staff includes a division administrator, grants manager, multiple program managers, and research coordinators. Our Emergency Departments are staffed seven days per week with volunteer research assistants trained to screen and recruit patients and we recently expanded our program into the NYU Lutheran Emergency Department as well. We look forward to continuing to grow and becoming a national paradigm for Emergency Medicine Research.


Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS, FACEP

Vice Chair for Research
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health
NYU School of Medicine