Research within the specialty of Emergency Medicine continues to grow nationally, and this trend is prominent at the University of California, San Francisco. We have several faculty who have primary research careers and a large number of faculty who pursue research alongside their main clinical responsibilities. Over the last few years, we have amassed over $5 million dollars in extramural funding from sources including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Food and Drug Administration, the American Heart Association and several private foundations.

We also have several faculty who are participating in our institutional KL2 career development program. Research interests are diverse, and represent the full spectrum of translational research from basic science to patient-centered clinical investigation to policy scholarship.

We are a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) as well as the Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). 

The Place

The PLACETM brings together the critical expertise of clinical researchers, intimately familiar with the everyday challenges experienced by providers and patients, and the specialized research and analytical expertise required to conduct deeply rigorous studies of population data. Learn more about The PLACE.

Faculty publications

Our faculty publishes over fifty peer-reviewed manuscripts annually, and routinely present at national and international conferences. We have many multidisciplinary collaborators across Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and other specialties. We are fortunate to be able to involve fellows, residents, as well as medical students in many of the ongoing projects. We strive to create an atmosphere that is conducive to the conduct of research, and as one of the nationally-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institutes, we have the Departmental and University resources to enable our faculty to thrive in their research pursuits.