Dr. Catherine Counts
Senior Fellow

Faculty Information

Biography

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 domestic healthcare policy, quality and patient safety, and organizational theory and culture. 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.

Dr. Counts has worked across the healthcare spectrum from EMS to long term care and is well versed in the systemic issues facing American healthcare. In addition to her work at the University of Washington, she serves as a consultant for a variety of quality improvement and EMS related projects, and contributes as a columnist for a number of trade publications. 

Education & Training: 
PhD, Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA
2017
Master of Health Administration
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA
2013