Focus Areas

Research in the Mayo Clinic Division of Emergency Medicine Research involves a comprehensive assessment of topics in emergency medicine. Areas of active research focus include:

  • Acute management of bone fractures and compartment syndrome
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Bedbugs
  • Health policy
  • Management and diagnosis of acute respiratory illness
  • Management of corneal abrasion with a bandage contact lens
  • Management of COVID-19
  • Medical-legal issues
  • Optimization of opioid use for acute pain management
  • Recognition and management of geriatric clinical syndromes in the acute setting
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Shared decision-making and care discussions in older adults
  • Shared decision-making in patients with chest pain
  • Shared decision-making in patients with minor head injuries
  • Shared decision-making in pediatric patients with middle ear infections (otitis media)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Use of droperidol (Inapsine) for acute pain management
  • Use of physical therapy in the emergency department
  • Use of technology to engage with patients with depression and suicidal ideation
  • Use of vitamin C, thiamine and steroids for sepsis

Faculty members in the Division of Emergency Medicine Research also have expertise in other fields of research, including:

  • Angioedema
  • Emergency department operations
  • Emergency ultrasound applications
  • Prehospital emergency care
  • Quality improvement
  • Sports medicine