Ryan Houser is a Graduate Researcher and an Executive Emergency and Disaster Management student. Ryan has worked in various first responder and healthcare roles within his community, receiving recognition as the National EMT of the Year by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in 2017. Ryan has extensive experience rapidly assessing and responding to emergency and crisis situations, coordinating emergency preparedness procedures, and supporting administrative efforts.
Throughout his career and education, he has demonstrated a talent for establishing collaborative relationships, anticipating and solving complex problems, and creating and implementing emergency response plans in high-pressure and fast-paced environments. Some recent accomplishments include directing Quality Assurance teams, developing Emergency Medical Service training programs, authoring training and emergency plans, and organizing departmental efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan has completed an Elizabeth R. Griffin Program and Global Health Initiative Fellowships at Georgetown.
Ryan earned a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, a MS in Psychology, with a concentration in Forensic Psychology, from Southern New Hampshire University along with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and a MS in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University.