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Victoria Gallogly, MPH

Victoria Gallogly, MPH (she/her/hers)

Outreach & Communication Manager

Ms. Victoria Gallogly is the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST). She managers the FIRST Center's website, press, and social media, all while assisting with day-to-day research activities at the FIRST Center related to research, education, and practice dissemination.

She began her tenure at FIRST in 2019 as a part-time undergraduate research assistant. She also spent her full-time spring/summer 2020 co-op experience with FIRST. During this time, her work on planning, drafting, and disseminating research recruitment campaign materials for the COVID-19 RAPID Mental Health Assessment (RAPID) and the final 2020 quarter of the EMERG project was essential.

In the summer of 2021, Ms. Gallogly participated in the Firefighter Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation (FIRE) Fellowship. During this full-time immersive experience, she worked with a team of other graduate students to develop a preliminary draft of the Workplace Violence Prevention Course for EMS Responders as part of a contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). She gained experience with developing educational materials and collecting stakeholder feedback while engaging them in the research and development process.

For her master's thesis, Ms. Gallogly conducted mixed methods communications research to examine gaps in media reporting on workplace violence against first responders as part of her Integrated Learning Experience (ILE).

In her day-to-day activities, Ms. Gallogly plays an instrumental role in working with stakeholders in the fire service, academic, and media worlds to disseminate FIRST Center announcements, research findings, and interventions. She is also involved in survey development and research recruitment and retention efforts for FIRST Center projects, such as the Fire service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS) survey and the Combination and Volunteer Assessment of Safety (CANVAS) program.

Ms. Gallogly is a graduate of the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health accelerated BS/MPH degree program, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in Communication in 2021 and her Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health with a minor in Communication, Culture, and Media in 2022. In 2024, she received the Social Change Award for Equity from the Drexel University Graduate College for her health communications and outreach work related to the FIRST Center's DEI FIRE Toolkit. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information with a concentration in Library and Information Sciences from the Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics and expects to graduate in 2026.