HIV and Syphilis Testing and Care Collaborative
The Global & Community Health Division developed and oversees the UH Cleveland Medical Center HIV and Syphilis Testing and Care Collaborative (HIVTCC), a collaboration between the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Department of Infectious Diseases, Core Laboratory and the Cuyahoga Department of Public Health. This platform improves, through augmented testing, research and monitoring, HIV and syphilis linkage to care and initiation of PrEP for at-risk populations.
Population Health Research
It also collaborates with the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Geospatial Lab at the Case Western Reserve University by geospatially mapping common pathologies, as well as non-compliance within our patient population so we can better understand the barriers faced by our patient population in the Greater Cleveland Area. Current research includes causes of asthma recidivism, opiate overdose trends and demographics, and risk factors for medication non-compliance among our patient population. We are also examining the factors of ED utilization pre and post COVID-19 to better serve our community.
A collaboration between multiple academic centers focuses on discovering the role that bedbugs and other ectoparasites have in human disease transmission in the ED population.
Research being done in the area of critical care include the effectiveness of mechanical circulatory support (i.e. ECPR), management of cardiac arrest, resuscitation education, and peer coaching.