Division of Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine Research Program

The Emergency Medicine Research Program has two main areas:

Clinical Trials – We conduct multiple Randomized Control Trials and Cohort Studies in the emergency departments of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Hospital. These studies are mostly part of multi-centre trials in collaboration with our research partners at McMaster and other universities and are funded primarily through peer-reviewed grants from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Canadian Blood Services, Physician Services Incorporated, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Knowledge Translation - Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) is an evidence-based emergency medicine project to search for, identify, evaluate, and disseminate the most clinically relevant and highest quality research studies as they are published. BEEM was founded at McMaster University, however, BEEM faculty are an international collection of experts in emergency medicine, clinical epidemiology, and education from several universities including Washington University, Wright State University, McGill University, University of Ottawa, University of Alberta, Indiana University, University of Western Ontario, and University of Michigan. 

BEEM’s research arm evaluates the quality and impact of its processes and product. As a knowledge translation program, BEEM publishes many of its summaries in the highest impact factor, peer-reviewed emergency medicine journals in the world.


Anne Gaetan
Education Associate
Phone: (905) 521-2100, Ext. 73136
Email: gaetana@mcmaster.ca

Mathew Mercuri, MSc, PhD
Research Associate
Phone: (905) 521-2100, Ext. 76950
Email: mercurmd@mcmaster.ca

Kerstin de Wit, MBChB, BSc, MSc, MD
Research Director
Phone: (905) 521-2100, Ext. 73136
Email: dewitk@mcmaster.ca