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Trauma Research Program at Johnson City Medical Center

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The Trauma Research Program at Johnson City Medical Center focuses on patient care throughout the trauma care continuum in a rural setting, which includes injury prevention, pre-hospital intervention and resuscitation, operative and critical care management, and rehabilitation.  

We collaborate with the Mountain States Health Alliance Corporate Department of Research and the East Tennessee State University Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB), who facilitate and maintain oversight of our research endeavors. Clinical research is further governed by federal regulations administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP). 

Our goal is to establish a strong foundation as a research leader in both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated research. As part of our Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) program, we will identify and initiate research which focuses on the specific needs of our regional population. Our Trauma Registry and medical library are invaluable tools in support of this goal.

Investigator/faculty Initiated studies

Johnson City Medical Center Trauma Center


  • Improving Triage in a Rural Level I Trauma center:  Making the Critical Decision

  • Improving Length of Stay in a Trauma Acute Care Surgery Patient Population

  • Substance Abuse in Motor Vehicle Crashes

  • Nurse/Physician Collaboration in ICUs

  • Management and Outcomes in the care of Rib Fractures

Anyone interested in conducting/participating in research must complete Collaborative Institutional Training (CITI) at


  • Register (upper right corner)
  • Participating Institutions:  East Tennessee State University
  • Create User name/Password
  • Choose Group 1 - Biomedical not affiliated with VA