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FIRST Center Staff

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS
Director & Principal Investigator, FIRST

Dr. Taylor has been trained in the field of injury prevention and control, and uses its principles to address safety issues in healthcare and first responder industries.

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Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis, MPH, CPH
Associate Director, FIRST

Ms. Andrea Davis is the Associate Director for the FIRST Center at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the FIRST Center, including all research grants and contracts, management of all staff and students, and serves as the qualitative expert on our team.

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Alexandra Fisher, MPH, CHES

Alexandra Fisher, MPH, CHES
Project Manager for Education & Training

Ms. Alexandra Fisher is the Project Manager for Education and Training at the FIRST Center. She leads FOCUS survey administration, EMS Workplace Violence Prevention course development, and the summer FIRE Fellowship.

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Crystal Yates, MBA

Crystal Yates-Gale, MBA
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project Manager

Ms. Crystal Yates-Gale is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project Manager at the FIRST Center. She oversees our DEI research portfolio, including the development of the DEI FIRE Toolkit.

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Victoria Gallogly, MPH

Victoria Gallogly, MPH
Outreach & Communications Coordinator

Ms. Victoria Gallogly is the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the FIRST Center. She manages and updates the FIRST Center's website, social media, and press, and also assists with day-to-day research activities at the FIRST Center.

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Casper Voyles

Casper Voyles, PhD, MPH
GATHER Post-Doctoral Trainee

Dr. Casper Voyles is a postdoctoral trainee in the GATHER Program. His work as a mentee at the FIRST Center will expand FIRST's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives through examining experiences of sexual and gender minority (SGM) members of the fire and rescue service and the populations they serve.

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Ashley Geczik, MPH, PhD(c)

Ashley Geczik, MPH
PhD Candidate

Ms. Ashley Geczik is a PhD candidate at the FIRST Center. She has contributed to qualitative research focusing on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a quantitative descriptive epidemiology project for the FOCUS survey.

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Madison Raposa, MS, PhD(c)

Madison Raposa, MS
PhD Student

Ms. Madison Raposa is a PhD student at the FIRST Center. She has contributed to the development of a violence prevention curriculum for fire-based EMS responders.

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Arianna Hall

Arianna Hall, MPH(c)
Research Assistant

Ms. Arianna Hall is working on her ILE with the FIRST Center to expand our fire service DEI initiatives.

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