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Catherine R.

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


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, 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

  • Ph.D., 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)

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