Rebecca E. Cash, PhD, MPH, NRP is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University; her Master of Public Health from the University of Louisville; and her PhD in epidemiology from the Ohio State University. Dr. Cash completed an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Research Fellowship at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians during her doctoral training.
Dr. Cash has over a decade of experience working in EMS, first working on an ambulance as an emergency medical technician and paramedic and now as an EMS researcher. Dr. Cash’s research focus is on describing and understanding the EMS workforce, occupational health and safety of EMS professionals, and prehospital care. She is particularly interested in the sleep health and cardiovascular disease risks of EMS professionals. Dr. Cash is currently a faculty member of the Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet), a multi-center collaboration that aims to improve public health through projects in emergency care.