Who We Are
GEAR 1.0 - Leadership
Ula Hwang, MD, MPH (Research Core Lead) – PI
Professor of Emergency Medicine | Yale University School of Medicine
Chris Carpenter, MD, MSc (Emergency Medicine Dissemination & Implementation Core Lead)
Professor of Emergency Medicine | Vice Chair of Implementation & Innovation | Mayo Clinic Rochester
Chris Carpenter is dual-trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic-Rochester. He serves on the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policy Committee and leads the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Guidelines for Reasonable & Appropriate Care in the Emergency Department. His research interests include diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, and Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and the ACP Journal Club of Annals of Internal Medicine. He co-led the collaboration to develop the American College of Emergency Physician/American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines as well as the EQUATOR Network’s Standards for Reporting of Implementation Research (StaRI) reporting guidelines.
Cindy Brandt, MD, MPH (Data/Informatics Core Lead)
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology & Biostatistics | VA Connecticut, Yale University
Nicki Hastings, MD (Geriatrics Dissemination & Implementation Core Lead)
Professor of Medicine & Population Health Sciences; Director, Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery & Practice Transformation (ADAPT) Duke University School of Medicine & Durham VA Health Care System
William Hung, MD, MPH (Geriatrics Measurement Core Lead)
Professor of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine | Mount Sinai
Raymond Kang, MA (Research Core Lead)
Team Leader Database, Center for Community Health | Northwestern University
Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc (Emergency Medicine Measurement Core Lead)
Senior Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Quantworks, Inc.
GEAR 1.0 Grantees
Scott Dresden, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Dresden was awarded a Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (1.0) Network Grant. He will work on his project titled, “Identifying Older Adults with Delirium in the Emergency Department: Risk Factors and Phenotypes” at Northwestern University.
Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine | Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Gettel was awarded a Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (1.0) Network Grant. He will work on his project titled, “A health equity assessment of What Matters to older adults and patient-perceived success of ED care Transitions” at Yale University.
Rachel Skains, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine | University of Alabama Heersink School of Medicine
Dr. Skains was awarded a Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (1.0) Network Grant. She will work on his project titled, “Impact of Potentially Inappropriate Medications Prescribed at Emergency Department Discharge on Geriatric Patient-Level Outcomes” at the Universty of Alabama.