Research Program

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The Department’s EMS Research Program is dedicated to investigation of the emergency medical services environment by the application of epidemiological methods with the goals of acquiring new knowledge, reviewing and/or revising existing knowledge and ultimately promoting improved efficacy and efficiency of pre-hospital patient care techniques.  Investigation is accomplished by gathering measurable evidence, data collection, observation and experimentation.

The EMS Research Program will periodically update this page with links to popular research web sites and other research related items that are of particular interest to EMS researchers and students.   Please check back from time to time for more information or contact the department’s Program Coordinator at the below address.

Sources for On-line Searches
Google Scholar
University of South Alabama, Library Resources (for USA students only)
University of South Alabama, Biomedical Library (for USA students only)
National Sites
National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) Technical Information Center
Leadership Guide to Quality Improvement in EMS Department of Transportation – National Highway Traffic Safety – EMS Division
Federal Agencies Involved in Research
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
EMS for Children’s Research (HRSA web site)
Institute of Medicine (IOM) The Future of Emergency Care in the United States
Government Accounting Office
US Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General
University-based EMS Research Programs
University of Maryland - National Study Center for Trauma and EMS
EMS Research Books
Introduction to EMS Research
EMS Research Journals
Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)


Contact Information

University of South Alabama
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Emergency Medical Services
EMS Research Program
Attn: Mr. Jason Brooks
600 Clinic Drive – Suite 400
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Phone: (251) 461-1832
Email: Jason Brooks