Active EMNet Projects

This page lists all active EMNet projects as of April 2023. To view the Studies timeline, please click here. Additionally, publications can be found here.

Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration

MARC-35 (also known as the WIND Study) is a multicenter, prospective cohort study of severe bronchiolitis and risk of recurrent wheezing.

Click here to learn more about MARC-35.

MARC-43 (also known as the CHIME Study) is a multicenter, prospective cohort study of healthy infants’ respiratory microbiome.

Click here to learn more about MARC-43.

The NIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program was initiated in 2016 with a mission “to enhance the health of children for generations to come.”

Click here to learn more about the ECHO Program.

The mission of EMNet’s Translation Research Unit is to leverage large clinical, biometrics, and omics data not only to delineate disease pathobiology (e.g., that of bronchiolitis and childhood asthma) but also to transform medical care in the U.S. and around the world.

For more information, click here.

Health Services Research

EMNet is once again performing its eighth annual national survey to better understand the nature of U.S. emergency departments (EDs). Briefly, we are contacting hospitals to obtain basic information about their EDs.

The results from this national survey will be used to perform health services research on U.S. emergency care and to enhance our existing app, findERnow (available for free on both iPhone and Android smartphones). If you have questions or would like more information, please email us at

To complete the survey, click here.

To learn more about 2022 NEDI-USA, click here.

We are currently conducting a brief survey of 289 U.S. emergency departments (EDs). This survey will gather information from ED leaders on 1) basic ED characteristics, and 2) views and activities regarding infection prevention and control in the ED. Responses to this survey will be used to perform health services research and to inform ongoing efforts to improve the accessibility, quality, and safety of care in the U.S. This study is funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information about this ongoing national survey regarding ED infection control, click here.

EMNet’s ED workforce studies estimate the supply and demand of emergency medicine physicians and advance practice providers.

For more information, click here.

The goals of EMNet’s EMS workforce studies are three-fold: 1) to describe patterns of the EMS workforce; 2) to identify and define the occupational health and safety risks of EMS personnel; and 3) to understand the care EMS provides in the prehospital setting, particularly for obstetric events and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

For more information, click here.

EMNet investigators are investigating the role of telehealth in emergency care, both regionally and nationally. Recent studies are exploring the role of telehealth in pediatric emergencies and mental health emergencies; we also are investigating barriers (and solutions) for the use of telehealth in rural EDs.

For more information, click here.

The Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECC) and Quality of Care project aims to (1) identify PECC implementation factors that are associated with variation in quality of emergency care for children, (2) establish if PECC status is associated with higher quality of care for children treated in general, and (3) determine if disparities in quality of care by race/ethnicity and insurance vary by PECC status.

For more information, click here.

Social Emergency Medicine

The MOLAR Study (Mapping Oral Health and Local Area Resources) is a randomized controlled trial of an adverse social determinants of health (aSDoH) screening and resource linkage intervention for Emergency Department (ED) patients. The aim of the study is to screen ED patients to identify unmet oral health needs or aSDoH risks/needs and provide geographically targeted resources to address them. Participants will be randomized into one of three intervention arms 1) standard care aSDoH and dental resources 2) geographically specific aSDoH and dental resources 3) geographically specific aSDoH and dental resources with navigational assistance. Participants will be followed for 12 months with the primary outcome being successful linkage to care and healthcare utilization.

For more information, please contact Dr. Maggie Samuels-Kalow.

Medication Education for Dosing Safety (MEDS) originally aimed to determine whether a brief intervention at the time of emergency department (ED) discharge can improve safe dosing of liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen by parents/guardians.

MEDS2 aims to establish the effectiveness of the MEDS intervention as delivered by ED staff and determine the factors associated with successful implementation of the intervention.

For more information, please contact Dr. Maggie Samuels-Kalow

Adverse social determinants of health (aSDoH), such as housing and food insecurity, are strongly associated with healthcare utilization and health outcomes.  The goal of our work is to identify and address aSDoH in an efficient and scalable way to address social needs, reduce disparities in care, and improve health outcomes. We have ongoing additional work around understanding neighborhood and spatial risk, evaluating and developing directories of community resources, and identification of social risk and social need.

Various projects are aimed at (1) determining the utility of the ED as a screening site for patients who are missed by existing screening pathways within an integrated health system, (2) establishing the prevalence of screening for aSDoH in a nationally representative sample, and (3) identifying barriers and facilitators among EDs that are successfully screening for aSDoH.

For more information about an ongoing national survey to assess current aSDoH screening practices, click here.

For more information about any aSDoH projects, please contact Dr. Maggie Samuels-Kalow.

The COVID-19 Disparities project aims to identify disparities in measured prevalence and outcomes of COVID-19 patients based on factors such as demographics, individual socioeconomic status, and neighborhood socioeconomic status.

For more information, please contact Dr. Maggie Samuels-Kalow

Administrative Datasets

Large administrative dataset analyses contribute to all three research programs at EMNet.

To learn more about these diverse analyses, please click here.