Department of Emergency Medicine Academics

Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) was developed in 2018 to address and advance the growing number of EM faculty seeking academic promotion. The OAA provides sessions on professional development and oversees faculty mentorship, CV preparation, and management of the complex promotional process at Harvard Medical School. The OAA consolidated efforts in the department and now organizes and schedules the bi-weekly faculty development and skills sessions.

DEM Divisions, Programs, and Units



  • Administrative Unit
  • Clinical Unit
  • Education Unit


Collaborative Divisions and Programs with MGB EM Enterprise

Harvard University Interfaculty Initiatives

The DEM co-hosts, with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard College, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, a cross-university interfaculty center that advances the science of humanitarian assistance in war and crisis globally.

DEM Overall Academic Goals

The DEM seeks to be a leading academic and research department in selected areas of emergency medicine research by achieving:

  • Advancement of Division faculty, priorities and self-sufficiency
  • Recognition as top five emergency department in total grant volume
  • Research sustainability from both NIH and industry sponsored awards
  • Targeted research programs that are national and global leaders
  • Advancement of Divisions that are ranked in top 10 in nation

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