Dr. Jenkins is Chair of the Department of Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is Fellowship trained in Disaster Medicine and served as the Assistant Chief of Service and the Disaster Control Physician for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Jenkins developed the PhD Concentration in Emergency Services at UMBC and the Johns Hopkins Medical School’s first course in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Public Health.
She has received the Clinician Scientist Award at Johns Hopkins Hospital for her work in triage during hospital crowding and multiple awards during residency including the International Emergency Medicine Award and the Residency Research Award. Dr. Jenkins’ research and multiple publications include the study of morbidity during Hurricane Katrina, the California Wildfires, the study of the provision of EMS, and preventive medicine in injuries.
Dr. Jenkins has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in triage, disasters, and EMS. She has lectured nationally and internationally on disaster medicine and served on multiple national committees. She presented her team’s work on the creation of an online curriculum for prehospital providers on emerging infectious diseases in Brisbane at the WADEM Congress 2019.