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Acting Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Research and Quality Improvement Manager, Seattle Fire Medic One
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Catherine R. Counts is a second generation EMS professional who, after taking an ambulance to show and tell in kindergarten, was hooked. Dr. Counts has since transitioned this interest into a career focused on the patients and providers in the prehospital setting. She also has research interests in quality improvement and patient safety, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care, and advanced airway management in the prehospital setting.

Given the crossover between her background in public health and her expertise in EMS, she specializes in the mechanisms by which providers are changing the way healthcare is delivered in the prehospital setting. She receives funding from the Medic One Foundation and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).  Additionally, she serves as the Research and Quality Improvement Manager for Seattle Medic One.

For more information, please see ORCID profile.

Education & Training: 
PhD, Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Master of Health Administration
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA
(206) 521-1588
Mailing Address: 

Harborview Medical Center
Box 359702
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle WA 98104-2499


Twitter: @CatherineCounts

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Care

Prehospital Advanced Airway Management

Novel Technologies