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Eric Goldlust Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Eric Goldlust, M.D., Ph.D., FACEP serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He also serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Anderson Emergency Center, the adult emergency department for Rhode Island Hospital, and responsible for over 106,000 patient visits annually, as the largest Level 1 Trauma Center for Southeastern New England.  He is the immediate past president of the Crowding Interest Group of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and during his tenure, the group was combined and rebranded as the Operations Interest Group.  

 

My recent focus has been on emergency department operations, and particularly on basic research into the the validation of discrete event simulation for analysis of patient flow, crowding, inpatient boarding, and disaster management. My prior experience has focused on novel methods of clinical research, both observational and interventional, in fields which are disparate but share a general lack of rigor in clinical study design: e.g., acupuncture analgesia, dentistry, summer camp injuries, and process improvements in the emergency department and the neonatal ICU. Through this I have garnered over 10 years of experience in designing, piloting, conducting and analyzing novel clinical interventions. In doing so, I have helped establish research partnerships between academic medical departments and agencies without a primary research mission, including the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and the American Camp Association. In doing so, I have been a speaker at the national level on evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, novel methods of blinding in clinical investigation, and novel models for clinical care of the underserved. For my work, I have received national recognition by such diverse entities as the Society for Acupuncture Research, the American Dental Association and the American Medical Student Association.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

research overview

My training is in computer science, epidemiology and public health. Previous works include controlled, blinded studies of acupuncture analgesia for tooth extractions. Currently, my interests are in operations research, and specifically the rigorous validation of discrete event simulation (DES) for testing interventions intended to improve throughput, relieve crowding, and manage disaster-level patient surge.

research statement

My recent focus has been on emergency department operations, and particularly on basic research into the the validation of discrete event simulation for analysis of patient flow, crowding, inpatient boarding, and disaster management. My prior experience has focused on novel methods of clinical research, both observational and interventional, in fields which are diverse but share a common lack of rigorous study design: e.g., acupuncture analgesia, summer camp injuries, and process improvements in the emergency department and the neonatal ICU. Through this I have garnered over 10 years of experience in designing, piloting, conducting and analyzing novel clinical interventions. In doing so, I have helped establish research partnerships between academic medical departments and agencies without a primary research mission, including the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and the American Camp Association. In doing so, I have been a speaker at the national level on evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, novel methods of blinding in clinical investigation, and novel models for clinical care of the underserved. For my work, I have received national recognition by such diverse entities as the Society for Acupuncture Research, the American Dental Association and the American Medical Student Association

funded research

Current:

Research Innovation Grant (Goldlust) 9/1/11 – 8/31/12
University Emergency Medicine Foundation
Discrete Event Simulation of Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department (Anderson Emergency Center)

Departmental funding to develop Discrete Event Simulation model and analyze patient care procedures at a large, academic, Level 1 Trauma Center.
Role: Principal Investigator

Research Innovation Pilot Grant (Goldlust) 2/1/11 – 6/30/12
University Emergency Medicine Foundation
Discrete Event Simulation of Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department (AEC) Public Triage

Departmental funding to develop Discrete Event Simulation model of Public Triage activities and analyze patient care procedures in the public triage area of a large, academic Level 1 Trauma Center.
Role: Principal Investigator

Prior:

1996 Medical Scientist Training Program (NIH; full tuition + est. $15,000/yr stipend)
1998 Eugene J. Mindlin Foundation Grant ($13,800)
2000 American Heart Association's Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease
and Stroke ($2,500)
2001 Fellowship to Explore Complementary Therapies, UCSD SOM ($23,000)
2002 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCSD SOM (est. $14,000)