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GEDC's Research Faculty

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Chris Carpenter


Dr. Chris Carpenter is dual-board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. His funded research interests include diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. He is on the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policy Committee. He is also Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor of both Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He co-led the collaboration to develop the American College of Emergency Physician/American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines As well as the International Standards for Reporting of Implementation Research (StaRI) reporting guidelines. He is also faculty for Emergency Medical Abstracts and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine courses, as well as a contributor to Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and Sketchy EBM.

Ula Hwang


Dr. Ula Hwang is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and a core investigator at the GRECC (Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center) at the James J. Peters Bronx VAMC. Her research focuses on improving the quality of care older adults receive in the ED setting that ranges from observational studies of analgesic safety and effectiveness in older patients to multi-centre implementation science studies of geriatric emergency care interventions.
Ula currently co-PIs the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative and is the PI on the Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) network.

GEAR 2.0 Advancing Dementia Care

The Geriatric Emergency Applied Research Network 2.0 – Advancing Dementia Care is a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), Fienberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. All four institutions are home to an NIH-National Institute on Aging-designed Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

The goal of GEAR 2.0 is to improve emergency care for one of our most vulnerable populations – older adults with cognitive impairment. Gaining a better understanding of their medical condition and what their care wishes are, will not only help clinicians better evaluate and treat them, but provide them with discharge plans that will ensure they can go home safely.

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