Senior Fellows

Jordan Selzer, M.D.Dr. Jordan Selzer

Jordan Selzer is a Disaster and Operational Medicine Fellow and Emergency Medicine Physician at George Washington University. His areas of focus include operationally focused disaster response work as well as healthcare cybersecurity.  He has significant disaster response experience: having worked in the US Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria as well as the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. His cybersecurity work has included collaborating with FDA regulators, FBI cybersecurity experts, and medical device security researchers.  He is also a co-founder of an app-based medical tech startup MayJuun, focused on improving physician experience of healthcare delivery. 

Dr. Selzer attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is currently pursuing a Master in Public Health degree from George Washington University with a focus in Humanitarian Health and Emergency Management.

Kayla AutheletKayla Authelet

Kayla Authelet is a medical student at George Washington SMHS working as the Project Manager for Urgent Matters. As Project Manager, Kayla oversees the projects that inspire Urgent Matters' digital content. Kayla is currently taking a research year between her second and third years of medical school. She is also working as a research technician in the Freishtat lab at Children's National. She is a former EMT and Emergency Department technician. Kayla graduated from Boston College with a degree in Biochemistry. Her interests include EMS & prehospital care, trauma, homelessness, the impacts of climate change on human health, disaster medicine, and firearm injury prevention.

Research Fellows

Justin HullJustin Hull is a research fellow for Urgent Matters. A graduate in neuroscience from George Mason University. He is a medical scribe at George Washington Hospital while studying to get into medical school and has also scribed at Inova Fairfax Hospital ED. 

Genevieve KupskyGenevieve Kupsky is a rising third-year medical student at George Washington SMHS from the St. Louis area. Her interests include health policy, end-of-life care, firearm violence prevention, substance use disorders, and ethics. She enjoys camping, cooking, and classic rock.

Bridget MarcinkowskiBridget Marcinkowski is a second-year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She received bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Nanoscience from Virginia Tech where she also served as an EMT on the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. She previously conducted research as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Her research interests include social emergency medicine, trauma and violence prevention, and health policy.

Divya ShanDivya Shan is a first-year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She completed her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience at the University of Virginia. While serving as a medical scribe at the UVA Emergency Department and witnessing many healthcare disparities, she developed research interests in health policy and social emergency medicine. Through Urgent Matters, she hopes to conduct research that informs healthcare leaders and policymakers about disparities in areas such as physical restraint and pain management, so that they can better target interventions for high-risk groups and promote culturally competent patient care.