Morgan Bobb, MD/Ph.D. student, Epidemiology
Tracks childhood trauma care
• What is your area of research or scholarship? I use trauma data in the State of Iowa to understand when ambulances are used and who is more likely to use ambulances. Specifically, I study ambulance usage for pediatric injuries, particularly in rural communities. Ultimately, I seek to understand how parents’ decisions about ambulance usage contributes to access to high quality emergency care and clinical outcomes.
• Why does this research matter? By understanding how pediatric patients access the trauma system, we can work within healthcare and communities to provide better care for injured children.
• Degree Program: MD/Ph.D. (Epidemiology) Candidate
• Hometown: Denmark, Iowa
• Faculty Mentors: Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS and James Torner, Ph.D.
• Career Goals: My long-term goal is to improve rural healthcare delivery as a physician scientist in academic medicine.
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