September 2018 EMS Update: New Faces at the Office of EMS
In the past few months, the NHTSA Office of EMS has had several exciting staff changes. We are pleased to introduce the newest members of our team.
Jeremy Kinsman first joined the Office of EMS in June 2015 as a public health fellow through a program sponsored by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In May he officially joined the NHTSA EMS staff as an emergency medical services specialist. Jeremy will be supporting several initiatives and is focusing on increasing knowledge and awareness of the value of EMS data and demonstrating how it can support public health efforts.
With Jeremy’s transition to his new role, the office welcomes Katharyn Kryda, DVM, MPH, as a new public health fellow starting in September.
Katharyn brings experience in both road safety and public health. As a student in a dual-degree Master of Public Health/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Illinois, she focused on the intersection of human, animal and environmental health during veterinary school and became interested in infectious disease outbreaks and emergency management. During a road safety policy internship in Colombia, she developed a deep interest in the connections between health and transportation and subsequently designed a case-control study on bicycle injuries and hospitalization.