EMRA Spotlight, Health Policy Committee

Meet Kirstin Woody Scott, MPhil, PhD

We're pleased to introduce Kirstin Woody Scott, MPhil, PhD, chair-elect of the EMRA Health Policy Committee, 2020-2021.

Kirstin Woody Scott, MPhil, PhDProgram: Harvard Medical School

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To foster enthusiasm for engaging with the health policy complexities that influence the care of our patients, and work collectively to improve these policies in a more equitable way.

What is the best advice you've ever received?
"Keep pressing on." - Dad

What is something people don't know about you?
The only physician I know of in my family's history was my great-great-grandpa (Dr. Sparrell Walter Woody), who ventured West in search of gold in the mid-1800s. There he started a cattle ranch in the mountains of California, in an area that was eventually named after him. I continue to cherish opportunities to head back to the good ol' family ranch in Woody, California, and proud to carry the name with me.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Chasing unicorns - my code phrase for traversing mountains, running trails, and embracing any adventure possible throughout the day.

Last non-textbook I read: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama


Related Articles

Making Sense of Balance Billing

RJ Sontag, MD 04/08/2019
One of the most hotly contested topics in health policy right now is the issue of balance billing, which can leave patients with exorbitant bills while emergency physicians' services go unpaid. Learn

Extending the Window: Updates in Prehospital Stroke Alert Identification Clinical Scenario

The DAWN and DEFUSE trials have expanded the window for stroke intervention. How is that affecting prehospital care?