Catherine R. Counts, MHA

Doctoral Student, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine



Catherine R. Counts is a doctoral candidate in the department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she also previously earned her Master of Health Administration. Ms. Counts also holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Spanish.

Ms. Counts has research interests in domestic healthcare policy, quality and patient safety, organizational theory and culture, and prehospital emergency medicine. Given the crossover between her background in public health and her expertise in emergency medical services (EMS), she specializes in the mechanisms by which providers are changing the way healthcare is delivered in the prehospital setting.

She has worked across the healthcare spectrum from EMS to long term care and is well versed in the systemic issues facing American healthcare. Ms. Counts currently works as a research manager for a grant focused on Hepatitis C testing in the homeless, serves as a consultant for a variety of EMS related projects, and contributes as a columnist for

She is a member of AcademyHealth, Academy of Management, and the National Association of EMS Physicians and regularly attends a wide variety of conferences.

In her spare time, Ms. Counts volunteers as a canine handler with the Louisiana Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team as well as Therapy Dogs International.

Speaking Topics

  • Research (Methodology, Funding)
  • Health Policy (Injury Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence, Public Health)
  • EMS and Disaster Medicine