Dr. Kate Kemplin is the Assistant Professor of Nursing Research & Statistics. Her clinical specialty is trauma and emergency nursing, and has taught military and civilian clinicians in critical care, prehospital trauma and critical care transport. She is a Jonas Foundation Veterans’ Healthcare Scholar. Dr. Kemplin earned herundergraduate degree is from Queen’s University in Canada, her Master of Science in Nursing and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Loyola University New Orleans where she studied curricular transformation and practice-based evidence of Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics and the influences on care delivery and knowledge advancement. Dr. Kemplin is pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science at Rush University.

Dr. Kemplin has authored peer-reviewed publications specific to military healthcare and curricular transformation. She has served on research teams for Army Surgeons General initiative and worked as consultant to the Department of Defense (DoD), and was instrumental in highlighting DoD policies regarding polytraumatic injuries for which the purple heart is awarded. Most recently, she served as an advisor to Special Operations Command clinicians on incorporating nursing practices into medics’ care to promote survivability during prolonged evacuation circumstances. Dr. Kemplin is the Academic Editor for the Journal of Special Operations Medicine and the Research Director for the Special Operations Medical Association. She has held clinical and specialty positions at several US Army posts, including overseas, for which she received awards for civilian and public service. She is also a certified medical provider for the International Rugby Board. Dr. Kemplin is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.