Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine has developed a rapidly growing research mission with the improvement of patient care and the betterment of the specialty of Emergency Medicine in mind.  Several areas of focus include:

  • Clinically-based research innovations
  • Basic sciences research applied to the clinical care environment
  • Research in information management and information technology
  • Research in educational advancement and research in community-based programs for preparedness represent the spectrum of ongoing work.

Our mission is focused to promote and facilitate high quality research in the area of urgent and emergent conditions in order to improve health outcomes for patients.  Our mission strives to develop a framework for Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, residents, and students to exchange ideas and develop novel approaches to clinical problems through high quality Emergency Medicine research. 

Key Values

  • Scientific integrity
  • Methodological rigor
  • Creativity
  • Clinical relevance

Our Emergency Department has experience running clinical trials and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center supports a federally-funded Clinical Research Center. The research mission has active research collaborations:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Poison Control
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Trauma Surgery

We collaborate with prehospital providers in Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine LifeLion and other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies in the south central Pennsylvania region.