INSIGHT Project Archive

Mentored, independent research projects with medical and public health faculty and professionals are the core of the INSIGHT Summer Research Program.

Mentored, independent research projects with medical and public health faculty and professionals are the core of the INSIGHT Summer Research Program. Alongside the research projects, interns also benefit from career development and education through training seminars, guest speakers and field trips. Learn more at the INSIGHT website.

At the INSIGHT Research Symposium, a panel of judges drawn from the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center evaluated INSIGHT projects based on the quality of each intern’s research, the visual format of their poster, their responses to questions and their interpretation of the data. Based on these evaluations, the top posters from each cohort are recognized as poster winners.

In addition to poster talks with INSIGHT undergraduate, graduate and medical students, the INSIGHT Research Symposium also features research capstone projects created by the INSIGHT High School Program.

Past INSIGHT Projects:

2019 Undergraduate/Graduate/Medical Student Research Projects

  1. Amputation & Opioid Use: Assessing The Relationship Between Time of Amputation and Rates of Chronic Pain & Opioid Use
  2. Understanding the Transfer of Team Leadership Skills to the Clinical Setting: Theme Identification Through Resident Interviews
  3. Burn Patients’ Pain Experiences and Perceptions
  4. Rehospitalizations Among HMC Patients Initiated on Buprenorphine-Naloxone: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  5. Floor vs. ICU Management of Isolated Low Grade Renal Trauma: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  6. Trauma Mortality Patterns, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) 2011-2018
  7. Distinguishing Characteristics of State Policies Related to Training School Personnel in Suicide Prevention and Awareness
  8. Traumatic Brain Injury in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal College Students
  9. Implementation of Student-Centered Return to Learn
  10. Prehospital Tourniquet Usage in King County
  11. Firearm Deaths in King County, Washington: 2011-2018
  12. Understanding Murder-Suicide Through the Perversion of Virtue
  13. Developing PEGASUS Plus: Psychosocial Intervention for Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
  14. Gram-Negative Surgical Site Infections in Relation to Patient Sex
  15. Motivations and Barriers to Firearm Violence Research
  16. Evaluating the Presence-Absence of Washington State School District Suicide Prevention Policies
  17. Assessing Acquired Capacity in Pediatric Suicide Attempt Survivors
  18. Outcomes for Anterior and Posterior Open Globe Injuries
  19. Evaluating the Inter-Rater Reliability of a Team Leadership Measurement Assessment During Trauma Resuscitations
  20. Outpatient Linkage of Hospital Initiated Buprenorphine Treatment in Trauma Patients
  21. Supraspinatus Tendon Overuse Injury: A Review

2019 INSIGHT Poster Winners

2019 INSIGHT Poster Winners
Three of the 2019 INSIGHT Poster Winners: Rachel Nelson, Vishnu Iyer, and Emma Duchin. The recognized projects include “Floor vs. ICU Management of Isolated Low Grade Renal Trauma: A Retrospective Cohort Study,” by Vishnu Iyer (pictured center) of the University of Washington School of Medicine, mentored by HIPRC associate member Judith Hagedorn, M.D., MHS; “Distinguishing Characteristics of State Policies Related to Training School Personnel in Suicide Prevention and Awareness,: by Rachel Nelson (pictured left) of Washington State University, mentored by Janessa Graves, Ph.D., MPH, and core member Megan Moore, Ph.D., MSW; “Burn Patients’ Pain Experiences and Perceptions,” by Emma Duchin (pictured right) of Scripps College, mentored by HIPRC associate member Tam Pham, M.D.; “Firearm Deaths in King County, Washington: 2011-2018,” by Hanne Boveng of Cornell University, mentored by core member Fred Rivara, M.D., MPH, and “Outcomes for Anterior and Posterior Open Globe Injuries” by Audrey Rustad of West Virginia University, mentored by associate member Yewlin Chee, M.D.

 

2018 Undergraduate/Graduate/Medical Student Research Projects

  • Geriatric Patient’s Perspectives on Their Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Comparison of Pediatric and Adult Open Globe Injuries at Harborview Medical Center
  • Low Health Literacy Educational Materials for Parents of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mean Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Variance among Deceased Washington State Drivers Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Mechanism, Management, and Outcome of Renal Trauma by Grade of Injury
  • Demographic and Firearm-Related Characteristics of Firearm Safety Event Attendees
  • The Relationship between Total Urinary Nitrogen, Transthyretin, Demographic and Clinical Factors in Critically Ill Trauma and Surgical Patients
  • Assessing Bystander Group Composition and CPR Quality: Potential for Improvements in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation
  • Analysis of Female Genital Trauma Incidents Treated at Harborview Medical Center
  • Prehospital Provider Perspectives on Interactions with Persons with Limited English Proficiency
  • Incidence & Mortality of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome following Pediatric Trauma
  • Review of Pre-Hospital EMS Protocols: Managing Oxygenation & Blood Pressure for Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Penetrating Injuries to the Male Genitalia: An Urban Trauma Center Experience
  • Evaluation of Quality and Efficiency of the IPASS Sign Out Method
  • Learners’ Perspectives on Stop the Bleed: A Program to Increase Survivability in Mass Casualty Events
  • Review of EMS Pre-Hospital Patient Protocols: Restraint and De-Escalation Use in Psychiatric Health Emergencies
  • Sexual Health After Traumatic Pelvic Fracture: Determinants of Care
  • Fall Prevention in Older Adults: A Qualitative Analysis of the YMCA “Moving for Better Balance” Tai Chi Program
  • Pre-Hospital Transport and Outcomes of Patients with Firearm Injury Treated at Harborview Medical Center
  • A Qualitative Study on Health-Related Symptoms in Geriatric TBI Patients
  • Language Barriers in the Prehospital Setting: Descriptive Analysis of National Emergency Medical Service Information System (NEMSIS)
  • Data Description of Legal Intervention Homicide By Victim Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems
  • Analysis of Suicide Protocols in Emergency Departments in Washington State

2018 INSIGHT Poster Winners

Group A Winner: Edgar Cetino, University of Washington
Group A Winner: Edgar Cetino, University of Washington “Geriatric Patient’s Perspectives on Their Traumatic Brain Injury” Mentor: Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN, ARNP, UW School of Nursing
Group B Winner: Emily Muller, University of Washington
Group B Winner: Emily Muller, University of Washington “Pre-Hospital Transport and Outcomes of Patients with Firearm Injury Treated at Harborview Medical Center” Mentor: Tom Rea, M.D., MPH, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Monica Vavilala, M.D., Anesthesiology and Pediatrics

2017 Undergraduate/Graduate/Medical Student Research Projects

  • Needs Assessment Interviews and Educational Video Development for Pediatric Burn Patients Protein Supplementation in Critically Ill Patients
  • Understanding the Trauma Patient Transfer Process at Harborview Medical Center
  • Pedestrian Safety Risks at University of Washington Medical Center
  • Pediatric Epidural Hematoma Evaluation and Determination of Clinical Care Plan
  • A Scoping Review of Traumatic Brain Injury Among American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Impact of Gender on Responses to Workplace Violence in the Emergency Department
  • Overtriage to ICU for Renal Trauma Patients at Harborview Medical Center
  • Effects of Genetic Variation on Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes Using Drosophila Melanogaster
  • Language Disparities in the Utilization of Preventive Health and Dental Services Among Washington Youth
  • Helping Individuals with Firearm Injuries: Assessing Dose and Fidelity for Critical Time Intervention
  • Patterns in Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism Athletic
  • Training and the Delivery of Mental Health Education
  • Effect of Patient Fever on Emergency Department Diagnosis of Sepsis
  • Validity Analysis of Behavioral Coding of Trauma Resuscitations
  • A Framework for Selecting Trauma Resuscitations for Trauma Doctor Evaluation
  • Does Helmet Legislation Decrease Bicycle Ridership?
  • Effect of School Services on Academic Performance After TBI
  • Crowding in the Emergency Department: Assessing Relationship with Worker-Directed Violence
  • Current Firearm Safety Practices Across Washington State
  • Piloting a Mobile Application for Wound Care Follow Up in the ED: A Feasibility Study

2017 INSIGHT Poster Winners

Group A Winner: Lindsey Call, Amherst College
Group A Winner: Lindsey Call, Amherst College “Pediatric Epidural Hematoma Evaluation and Determination of Clinical Care Plan.” Mentor: Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., Department of Radiology.
Group B Winner: Shukri Salad, University of Washington
Group B Winner: Shukri Salad, University of Washington “Validity Analysis of Behavioral Coding of Trauma Resuscitations” Mentor: Rosemarie Fernandez, M.D., Division of Emergency Medicine
INSIGHT MVP Award: Alec Sun, Cornell University
INSIGHT MVP Award: Alec Sun, Cornell University
Selected by INSIGHT peers for outstanding engagement and assistance.

2016 Graduate/Undergraduate Student Research Projects

  • Child Victimization and Internalizing Symptoms in Youth: The Mediating Role of Attention Bias to Emotion
  • Title: Systolic Dysfunction Following Isolated Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • ReCON Study: Return to School after CONcussion
  • Improving Fall Prevention Programs by Targeting Patient Attitudes and Patient-Staff Relationships
  • Quality of Surgical Time Outs
  • Assessing Pedestrian Fatalities in Relation to Complete Streets Policies
  • Secondary Overtriage of Renal Trauma Patients
  • The Association between Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Predisposition to Chronic Pain
  • Content Analysis of Media Reporting on Banning Heading In Youth Soccer
  • Motorcycle Accidents and Lower Limb Injury
  • Multicenter Observational Cohort Analysis of Emergency Department Visits by Patients with Active Cancer
  • Associations of Pain and Dementia with Recurrent Falls among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the United States
  • Accuracy of Emergency Physician Prediction of Infection in Hospitalized Patients Presenting with 2+ SIRS, Hypotension, or Elevated Lactate
  • Functional Assessment after Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries
  • Persistent Pain After Trauma: Predictors and Clinical Correlates
  • Assessing Complete Streets Policies in Relation to Cyclist Fatalities
  • High Users of the Emergency Department: Understanding Perspectives on Care and Service Access
  • Fitting the Work to the Worker: A Participatory Ergonomics Study of Custodial Workers
  • Gini in a Barrel? Income Inequality and Fatal Gun Violence in the US
  • The Association Between Pain and Frailty
  • Effects of Pre-Hospital Epinephrine Administration to Traumatic Cardiac Arrests
  • Examining and Addressing Rehabilitation Barriers for Hispanic Children with TBI
  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Continuous Non-invasive Muscle Oxygenation and Tissue pH Monitoring During Resuscitative Interventions in the ED Setting

2015 INSIGHT Student Research Projects

  • Barriers and Facilitators for Parents to Get Kids to Walk to School. Beth Ebel, MD, MS, MPH (Pediatrics, Epidemiology, Health Services)
  • Cardiac Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury. Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD (Anesthesiology)
  • Complications after Adult TBI – NTDB analysis. Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD (Anesthesiology)
  • Concussion Knowledge Among Ski and Snowboard Instructors. Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH (WSU College of Nursing)
  • Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes Among American Indian/Alaska Native Adolescents. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH (Epidemiology)
  • Megan Moore, PhD (Social Work)
  • Concussions in Sports. Sara Chrisman, MD, MPH (Pediatrics)
  • Determining the Relationship Between Nutritional Support and Measures of Inflammation and Anabolism In Critically Ill Trauma Patients. Grant O’Keefe, MD, MPH (Surgery)
  • Differential Imaging Appearances of Cerebral Fat Embolism and Hemorrhagic Shear Injury on Conventional MRI and SWI. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD (Radiology)
  • Distracted Driving and Injury Prevention Models. Beth Ebel, MD, MS, MPH (Pediatrics, Epidemiology, Health Services)
  • DTI as a Prognostic Tool In Spinal Cord Injury Patients. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD (Radiology)
  • ED Project. Lauren Whiteside, MD, MS (Emergency Medicine), Rosemarie Fernandez, MD (Emergency Medicine), Susan Stern, MD (Emergency Medicine)
  • Efficacy of Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Resource & Case Management in Adults and Children with Brain Injury – BIAWA 2. Monica Vavilala, MD (Anesthesiology, Pediatrics)
  • Efficacy of Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Resource Line Utilization in Adults and Children with Brain Injury – BIAWA 1. Monica Vavilala, MD (Anesthesiology, Pediatrics)
  • Gun Project. Fred Rivara, MD, MPH (Pediatrics, Epidemiology)
  • Health Literacy and Traumatic Brain Injury. Megan Moore, PhD (Social Work)
  • Identify and Validate Factors Related to Road User Safety. Linda Boyle, PhD, MS (Industrial & Systems Engineering)
  • INFORM SNF Project. Giana Davidson, MD, MPH (Neurological Surgery)
  • Injury Prevention for Health Care Workers – Coming up with a good accident investigation survey tool. Debra Milek, MD, PhD, MPH (Medicine, Environmental & Occupational Health)
  • Long Term Outcomes for Liver Injury. Sam Arbabi, MD, MPH, FACS (Surgery)
  • Marijuana and Driving Study. Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW (Health Services)
  • Neck CTA for Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury Screening. Kathleen Tozer Fink, MD (Radiology)
  • Nurse Practitioner Recommendations For Adolescent Concussion Management. Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH (WSU College of Nursing)
  • Occupational Injury Prevention Apps and Games For Teens. Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH (WSU College of Nursing)
  • Outcomes after Bladder Trauma. Bryan Voelzke, MD, MS (Urology)
  • Pain – Out Project. Debra Gordon, RN-BC, MS, ACNS-BC, FANN (Anesthesiology)
  • QSM, DTI and Volumetric Evaluation As Prognostic Tools For Clinical Course After TBI. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD (Radiology)
  • Qualitative Study of Elderly Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Revealing Information on Healthcare System and Quality of Life. Hilaire Thompson, PhD, RN, CNRN, ACNP-BC, FAAN (Nursing)
  • Smoking Intervention in Psychiatric Patients. Patty Calver, RN, BSN (QI)
  • TBI Model System. Jeanne Hoffman, PhD (Rehabilitation Medicine)
  • Traumatic dental injury & Prevention. Raquel Capote, DMD, MSD (Orthodontics)
  • Variation in Early Antiepileptic Use in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Monica Vavilala, MD (Anesthesiology, Pediatrics)
2015 INSIGHT interns

2014 INSIGHT Research Projects

  • Health Literacy Project. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW, Rosemary Grant, RN, BSN, CPHQ
  • Emergency Department Services to Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW
  • Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions in Lima, Peru. Alex Quistberg, PhD, MPH
  • Emergency Department Services to Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW
  • TBI and Diastolic Dysfunction. Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD
  • Cardiac Dysfunction in Adult, Brain-Dead Heart Donors. The Use Of Serial Echocardiography for Adult, Brain-Dead Patients to Improve Donor Harvest Rates. Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD
  • Development of a Systems Engineering-Based Model to Evaluate Pediatric Trauma Team Design. Nithya Kannan, MD, Monica Vavilala, MD
  • National Variation in ICU Management of Pediatric Trauma Patients. Kathryn Flynn-O’Brien, MD
  • Emergency Department Social Work Services to Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Study. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW
  • Social Work Intervention for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: SWIFT Study. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW
  • Cardiac Dysfunction Assessed by Transthoracic Echocardiography in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD
2014 INSIGHT interns
2014 INSIGHT interns
The inaugural year of the INSIGHT program welcomed 12 students (not all pictured) from 10 schools and universities.