University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nebraska Outcomes Research Laboratory

Our research aims to improve patient outcomes in perioperative, pain, and critical care medicine settings.

We use existing large datasets in addition to conducting large pragmatic clinical trials as well as participating in conventional RCTs. Our research is highly collaborative, and we work successfully with researchers in internal medicine, family medicine, cardiology, neurology, surgery, psychiatry, pediatrics, as well as basic science.

A principal focus of our group is to provide meaningful mentoring to medical students, trainees, and junior faculty—we have brought 30+ mentees to their first peer-reviewed publications and have received support from FAER, ARCS, and IARS for our students.

Lab Personnel

Robert Lieberman Endowed Chair of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Research, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Professor with Tenure
Critical Care Anesthesiologist, Nebraska Medicine
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist

Karsten Bartels, MD, PhD, MBA, headshot
Julie Hoffman, MSN, RN

Clinical Research Manager

Julie Hoffman, MSN, RN, headshot
Rachel Harper, , BSN, RN

Research Nurse Coordinator

Rachel Harper, headshot
Emelind (Emely) Sanchez Rodriguez

Clinical Research Associate II

Chika Akwani

Clinical Research Associate II


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