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Kat Kisken

Research Associate 2, HSS; Research Associate II, Emergency Medicine


Kathryn (Kat) Kisken is a Research Associate II with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. In this position she serves as the research coordinator on The use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) as an adjunct to advanced cardiac life support in non-traumatic cardiac arrest, the NIH's Influence of Cooling Duration on Efficacy in Cardiac Arrest Patients (ICECAP), and the Department of Defense's Ultrasound Data Collection of Common Femoral Vasculature clinical trials. Kat received her Master’s of Public Health with a focus in Management and Program Planning from Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Puerto Rico and her Master’s of Biomedical Science from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. She also earned her Bachelor’s of Art in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Kat worked as a Research Assistant for Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine in the Departments of Infectious Disease and Occupational Health. Prior to joining the Department of Emergency Medicine, Kat worked at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) as a Research Associate in the development of health outcome measures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Additionally, Kat worked in global health and emergency response as a Senior Associate of Program Research on the Grants & Business Development team at Americares. In this role, she supported research and program development in the areas of infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening for federal grant proposals.

Education & Training

  • BSN
    Goodwin University, Nursing (2022)
  • MPH
    Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Management and Program Planning (2015)
  • MS
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Biomedical Science (2013)
  • BA
    University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Studies (2012)