Emily Mueller, M.D., M.Sc.
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 944-2143
Research Program Membership
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
IU School of Medicine
As a pediatric oncologist and health services researcher, research questions that focus on emergency care of children with cancer bring together my passions and expertise. Thus far, my research has resulted in determining that there are many reasons for children with cancer to visit the emergency department (ED) and that negative provider perceptions of local EDs influence their recommendations for care. I believe that children with cancer who utilize the ED receive suboptimal care with respect to outcomes that matter to them. My short-term research plans are to monitor ED usage by children with cancer and investigate important patient-centered outcomes for children with cancer, and their caregivers, who seek care in ED. I believe this research path will allow me to improve outcomes for not only my own patients with cancer, but for all pediatric patients and families that are touched by cancer. While others have dedicated their careers to finding cures for cancer, I firmly believe it is equally important to investigate the health care utilization of children with cancer in order to determine where interventions are needed to improve the care that patients receive. My overarching career goal is to understand how children with cancer interact with the health care system, specifically when requiring urgent evaluation in the ED. I will achieve these long-term career goals by continuing my career as a physician-investigator with dedicated research time, collaborative multi-disciplinary partnerships, and through mentoring others interested in following this path.
M.Sc. - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2013
M.D. - Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL 2008