Research is a strong component of the Division of Emergency Medicine, with a sizeable number of externally funded projects. There is a close affiliation with the CHEO Research Institute where funding and expertise is available to aid in the completion of a research project.
Major research interests within the division include randomized controlled trials evaluating new therapies for acute respiratory diseases such as asthma, croup and bronchiolitis. In addition, there is ongoing work on childhood injuries and interventions for their prevention. Research is facilitated by a specialized volunteer program known as SUPPORT (Students Undertaking a Pediatric Program of Research Training).