Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Ongoing Research

Our research goals are to initiate sex- and
gender-based research within the department of emergency medicine using
existing research resources and expertise; to initiate SGEM-sponsored research
projects; and to serve as a resource for trainees and faculty members
conducting sex- and gender-based research both locally and nationally.

Examples include:

  • Gender-based analysis of stress test utilization in the
    Chest Pain Unit with Anthony Napoli, MD, which was accepted for publication in
    the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Gender-based analysis of data pooled from three
    alcohol-related studies conducted within the Injury Prevention Center, which
    was published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
  • Collaborative projects with Women & Infants Hospital,
    for instance, "Effect of Physician Specialty on Diagnosis and Management
    of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease" published in Journal of Women's Health.
  • Mentoring a number of sex and gender/women's health projects
    including:
    • Utilization of cross-sectional imaging on pregnant trauma
      patients
    • Sex and gender influences on sepsis quality markers
    • Gender impacts on receptivity to technology-based health
      information
    • Multiple projects on the implementation of sex and gender
      based content into residency curriculum and the development of a sex and gender
      tool kit for emergency medicine residency educators.
    • Impacts of sex and gender on pre-hospital delays among acute
      ischemic stroke patients
    • Case-studies that highlight clinical application of the
      “gender lens”

Our research has been presented at multiple regional and
national conferences including the American College of Emergency Physicians
Scientific Assembly, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual
Meeting, the SAEM New England Regional Meeting, the Women’s Health Congress,
and the International Stroke Conference.

In This Case: Sex and Gender Case Studies

These case studies aim to feature patient challenges that demonstrate a specific sex and/or gender sensitivity by identifying evidence based, medical concern that improves clinical care and ultimately outcomes for women and men. They are published online at the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative.

Do you have a patient case study that reflects a sex and/or gender specific difference in clinical care? All submissions should be directed to: In This Case Editor: Alyson J. McGregor, MD, at amcgregor@lifespan.org.