Division Mission:

To foster emergency medicine research through building and maintaining a pro-research culture, a robust and accessible research infrastructure, transdisciplinary and transinstitutional collaborations, and effective mentorship.

The Research Division continues with its strong track record of internationally recognized research. We currently have 6 NIH-funded investigators (Drs. Steven Bird, Edwin Boudreaux, Stephanie Carreiro, Chad Darling, Romolo Gaspari, and John P. Haran), which is very rare in departments of emergency medicine. In 2016, UMass Medical School ranked within the top 5 NIH-funded emergency medicine departments in the country (Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research,

Using highly innovative research strategies and the latest in advanced technology, our investigators have targeted a range of significant domains, including substance abuse, toxicology, tobacco, suicide prevention, bio-behavioral informatics, industrial engineering and process improvement, emergency ultrasound, emergency cardiology, critical care, and sepsis. In addition to completing their own research, the faculty has mentored medical students, residents, and fellows, in research design, methodology, statistics, grantsmanship, and scientific writing.

For further information contact:

Edwin D. Boudreaux, PhD
Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine Research
Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
Virginia ‘Ginger’ Mangolds, MS, FNP-C, BSED, CEN
Instructor, Emergency Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing
Associate Research Director
Affiliate Practitioner Service Director
Manager, Emergency Medicine Observation Unit
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Department of Emergency Medicine
UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01665

Christina McAuliffe
Academic Administrator 
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Carolyn Kelly
Administrative Assistant
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

For general inquiries regarding research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, feel free to send an email to