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Preliminary Impacts of COVID-19 on First Responders

Brittany Hollerbach, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Development and Research Institutes-USA, Inc., (NDRI-USA). She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Skidmore College under the direction of Dr. Denise Smith where she focused on cardiovascular disease in the fire service.

Dr. Hollerbach works on several studies being conducted by the Center for Fire, Rescue, and EMS Health Research and the Center for Military and Veteran’s Health Research. Her current work focuses on firefighter health and a military PTSD clinical trial. Dr. Hollerbach has an interest in firefighter health in general and female firefighter health specifically, given her background as a former firefighter.

Dr. Hollerbach also has experience teaching at the fire academy and is well-connected to the fire service community in Kansas City. She has extensive experience working with the fire service on a number of federally funded firefighter studies.

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