Victoria Gallogly, MPH (she/her/hers)
Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Ms. Victoria Gallogly is the Outreach & Communications Coordinator for the Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST). 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.
While she was brought on the team as a part-time student research assistant in May of 2019, Ms. Gallogly also spent her full-time spring/summer 2020 co-op with the FIRST Center. During this time, she was integral in planning, drafting, and disseminating research recruitment campaign materials for the COVID-19 RAPID Mental Health Assessment (RAPID) and for the final 2020 quarter of the EMERG project.
In the summer of 2021, Ms. Gallogly also participated in the Fire service Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation (FIRE) Fellowship. This is a paid, full-time, immersive experience into the world of conducting research with the fire and rescue service. During the summer Fellowship, Ms. Gallogly and the other Fellows worked on developing a violence prevention curriculum for EMS responders as part of a contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Throughout the summer, Ms. Gallogly was able to gain experience with developing educational materials for the fire and rescue service, as well as further her skills and experience with collecting stakeholder feedback and engaging them in the research and development process. For her master's thesis, she conducted mixed methods communications research examining gaps in media reporting on workplace violence (WPV) against first responders as part of her Integrated Learning Experience (ILE).
In her day-to-day activities, Ms. Gallogly updates and manages the FIRST Center's social media presence on Facebook and Twitter in addition to updating the Center website. She also plays a key role in working with stakeholders to disseminate FIRST Center announcements and research findings.
Ms. Gallogly received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in Communication in 2021 and her Master of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health with a minor in Communication, Culture, & Media in 2022 from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health as part of the accelerated BS/MPH program. She is currently pursuing a Master of Library & Information Sciences at the Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics and expects to graduate with an MLIS in 2026.