About EMeRGe and our Mission
EMeRGe is an epidemiology research group led by Prof Kathleen Bennett at RCSI, Dublin.The main pillars of research within EMeRGe include: Safe and Quality Medicines Adherence Cancer epidemiology Other disease modelling Here at EMeRGe , our mission is: To improve population health outcomes through research evidence and to translate the evidence into effective decision making for policy and practice. In particular, to: promote safe, quality and effective medicines management and model disease epidemiology in cancer and cardiovascular disease. Click Here to Discover More About Emerge
There are four main pillars of research within the EMeRGe research group Click on the icons to find our more about our research areas.
Safe & Quality Medicines
Prescribing of medicines is the most common healthcare intervention. Our research provides data and evidence on population based estimates and risk prediction of adverse drug events (ADEs) in the primary and secondary care settings. It includes the ADAPT study which is a prospective study examining the prevalence of ADRs in hospital admissions following an adverse drug event. It also includes research using large epidemiological studies of high risk medicines and associated outcomes.
Medication adherence is the process by which patients consume their medications as prescribed by healthcare providers consisting of three distinct, yet inter-related phases; initiation, implementation and discontinuation.
Cancer Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of the likelihood of cancer development. The research group have a particular focus on determinants and interventions in breast cancer, but also colorectal disease.
Other Disease Modelling
Modelling the underlying disease process and associated outcomes can help inform policy and practice by providing evidence on the potential effectiveness of interventions, or projected long term trends for planning. Previous research in this area has been in coronary heart disease (CHD IMPACT model) and the impact of health policies on influencing health determinants.
Meet Our Team
Meet our Team, Collaborators, Partners and Intenational Advsiory Committee.Our PartnersOur CollaboratorsIntenational Advsiory Committee
Prof. Kathleen Bennett
Associate Professor in PharmacoepidemiologyRead More
Dr Caitriona Cahir
Research FellowRead More
Ms Sinéad Hand
Digital Media SpecialistRead More
Prof. Anne Hickey
Head of the Division of Population Health Sciences (PHS)Read More
Dr Maeve Mullooly
Dr Bernadine O’Donovan
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