Dr. Kate Kemplin is the Assistant Professor of Nursing Research and Statistics Faculty for the School of Nursing. She has a broad background in critical care, emergency nursing, and trauma medicine, including advanced training in prehospital resuscitation and critical care transport. Dr. Kemplin’s main area of scholarship is with Special Operations Forces (SOF) military clinicians, including their knowledge acquisition, cognition, and curricular design, extending to collaborative work on practice guidelines and SOF clinical initiatives. Currently, Dr. Kemplin is researching defibrillation impedance and remote critical care monitoring for battlefield use. Dr. Kemplin is a Jonas Foundation Veterans’ Healthcare Scholar, the Research Program Chair for the Special Operations Medical Association, and an expert faculty evaluator of military medical and clinical curricula. Dr. Kemplin is pursuing a second doctorate in Research Science at Rush University, with dissertation focus on neurocognitive biobehavioral profiles of SOF caregivers. Before entering academia, Dr. Kemplin held clinical and specialty positions at several military commands, including overseas, during which she was officially recognized for her achievements in trauma practice and for civilian and public service.

Dr. Kemplin has offered to be the academic advisor to military, veteran, and military-dependent nursing students should they wish to request an advisor familiar with military and veteran populations