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Editor emeritus of JEMS, A.J. Heightman is a former EMS director and EMS operations director who has researched and specialized in MCI management training for 30 years.

Aaron is a clinical instructor in Creighton University’s Department of Paramedicine. He has over fifteen years of experience in various levels of emergency medicine. Aaron’s research and professional interests include prehospital airway management, bringing critical care level care to the prehospital environment and first responder mental health.

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Aidan Milner, MD, worked as an EMT while in high school and college before studying medicine. Now he is an internal medicine resident  at Yale New Haven Hospital, and plans to pursue a career in cardiology with a focus on critical care.

Amber Chan, NREMT, is an EMS provider and published researcher with an academic background in behavioral neuroscience and business administration.  She is a research member of the EMS Pandemic Response Research Lab.

Andrew Merelman, BS, NRP, FP-C, is a critical care paramedic working in New Hampshire. His primary interests are airway management, point-of-care ultrasound, and resuscitation. He will be starting medical school in 2018. Contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter @amerelman.

Andrew Watson, NRP, BS, is a paramedic with Dorchester County (SC) EMS.

Ashraf Almahwasi, MSc, PhD, MIPEM, is a consultant and director of Medical Physics and Radiation Safety at the SFHM. He is a certified SCFHS TOT-facilitator, item author, surveyor and is an IAEA TTTRPOs trainer who provides training to postgraduate residents and radiation protection officers in several training centers. He is a board member and a designated institutional officer of the volunteer platform at the SMPS. He is a researcher in radiobiology and medical education.

Barnita Haldar, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist specializing in acute respiratory disease and prehospital medicine. She is the co-principal investigator of the EMS Pandemic Response Research Lab. 

Benjamin Diven, MD, has 36 years experienceas an EMS medical director and was previously an EMT in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been medical director for the Las Cruces Fire Department since 2015. This is his fourth medical journal publication.

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