Kathleen Noonan, JD
CPHI Senior Fellow
Title: Assistant Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Resuscitation Science; Associate Course Director at the Perelman School of Medicine and Claire Fagin School of Nursing; Instructor in the Penn Master of Public Health Program
Public Health Interests:
Uninsured, underinsured, emergency preparedness, CPR training, access to care
Current Public-Health Related Activities:
I was the founder and president of Sink or Swim Philadelphia, a non-profit whose mission was to assist people who were uninsured and undersinsured raise funds to pay for medical expenses using social media and crowdfunding. I also work with the Center for Resuscitation Science at Penn, one of our projects is to implement a CPR training program in low-income neighborhoods in Hartford, CT and we are working on bringing the program to Philadelphia. We are also working on quantifying CPR deserts in Southeastern Pennsylvania and mapping CPR training and cardiac arrest prevalence in the US.
Currently I am a co-instructor for PUBH 506 in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gonzalez M, Leary M, Blewer AL, Cinousis M, Sheak K, Ward, M, Raina M Merchant, Becker L, Abella BS. Public knowledge of automatic external defibrillators in a large U.S. urban community. Resuscitation. 2015 Jul;92:101-6.
Leary M, Cinousis M, Mikkelsen ME, Gaieski DF, Abella BS, Fuchs BD. The Association of Body Mass Index with time to target temperature and outcomes following post-arrest targeted temperature management. Resuscitation. 2014 Feb;85(2):244-7.
Meaney PA, Bobrow BJ, Mancini ME, Christenson J, de Caen AR, Bhanji F, Abella BS, Kleinman ME, Edelson DP, Berg RA, Aufderheide TP, Menon V, Leary M. CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Arrest Both Inside and Outside the Hospital. A Consensus Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 Jul 23;128(4):417-35.
Wallace SK, Shofer FS, Leary M, Agarwal A, Mechem C, Gaieski DF, Becker LB, Neumar RW, Abella BS, Band R. Effect of Time of Day on Prehospital Care and Outcomes after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2013 Apr 16;127(15):1591-6.