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Emergency Medicine PSTP Scholars

Current Scholars

Peter Serina

Peter Serina

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Research Interests:

Peter matriculated to Northwestern from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he also received his master’s in public health and served as a Post Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. In addition to successful research in medical school, in residency Peter has led a qualitative research project analyzing patient perspectives of addiction in the ED, which he presented at the 2019 SAEM Annual Meeting. In addition, he is co-leader for an Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI) initiative focused on decreasing CT utilization in the ED. Peter is currently studying the utility of the Clinical Frailty Scale as a screening tool for the geriatric population in the ED. He has received a NUCATS grant to develop and validate a brief, accurate assessment of health, functional, and cognitive status of older age patients (>65 years old) presenting to the ED, the Admission for Geriatric patients in the Emergency Department (AGED) score. The risk score will be used to predict key ED-based patient outcomes including ED length of stay, return rates to ED, readmission rates, and admission rates.

Peter was recently awarded an EMF/EMRA Grant for his project entitled: Development and validation of the Admission for Geriatric patients in the Emergency Department (AGED).

Past Scholars

Andrew Moore


BS: University of Washington

MS: Drexel University College of Medicine

MD: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

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Research Interests:

I am interested in health services research. My current projects focus on reduction of provider variation with use of costly resources in the emergency department and patient interactions with the health care system following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.