Neurocritical Care Research

Research activities of the Division of Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology seek to support their clinical mission and expand understanding of all aspects of acute neurocritical care and life-threatening neurological disease.

The Division of Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology has several active research programs and laboratories investigating a diverse portfolio of neurological injuries including the Program for Hospital and Intensive Care Informatics (PHICI) led by Dr Soojin Park, and the Program for neuroinfectious disease outbreak prevention, diagnosis, and surveillance led by Dr Kiran Thakur, and research laboratories focusing on Translational Neurocritical Care led by Dr David Roh, Resuscitation Science led by Dr Sachin Agarwal, and the Disorders of Consciousness Laboratory (DoC-Lab) led by Dr Jan Claassen.

Areas of Research

  • Brain computer interface technology in the critical care setting
  • Brain oxygenation and transfusion related aspects of brain injury
  • Cardiac arrest survivorship
  • Cerebral malaria
  • CNS infections
  • Cognitive/systems neuroscience
  • Coma and recovery of consciousness
  • Data-driven forecasting and clinical decision support in the management of acute neurological illness
  • Education research using simulation based methods
  • Electrophysiological, imaging, and serum biomarkers to study outcomes and prognostication after cardiac arrest
  • Ethical considerations of acute care neurology
  • Functional coagulopathies and brain hemorrhages
  • Global epidemiological studies on neurological diseases
  • ICU patient-oriented outcome research
  • Incorporating time series analysis of neuromonitoring and physiologic data
  • Innovative decision support tools for critical care
  • Multimodality brain monitoring
  • Neuroimaging of acute brain injury
  • Quality improvement of in-hospital care
  • Seizures and status epilepticus
  • Tuberculous meningitis