MS, NREMT-P, Program Director and Associate Professor

Jamie is the Program Director and Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon Institute of Technology Paramedic Education Program. As a program alumnus with an MS in Aeronautical Human Factors and multiple fixed-wing pilot ratings, his pre-hospital teaching and research interests are equally divided between the areas of technical skills training and teamwork behavioral training.

Jamie maintains an active role in the paramedic community through his role as a lead paramedic for a local ambulance company as well as providing simulation training and education consulting engagements throughout the state.


MD, Medical Director

Todd Ellingson is the Medical Director for the OHSU / Oregon Tech Paramedic Education Program. He is an Emergency Medicine physician at Tualatin Hospital and faculty member at OHSU. Todd completed his residency training at University of Chicago, where he worked as a flight doc and has also completed a teaching fellowship focused on simulation training at OHSU.


BA, NREMT-P, Instructor

Kate Darling teaches both the pharmacology class and ECG interpretation class. Kate has worked for many years for American Medical Response as a lead paramedic and Field Training Officer.


BS, NREMT-P, Instructor

Adam came to Oregon to pursue his passion in pre-hospital medicine and wilderness by joining Mount Hood Meadows Professional Ski Patrol where he still currently works when he is not coordinating and teaching at the program. Prior to this, he worked with MESI ambulance in Missoula while getting two bachelor's degrees. He has extensive experience as a lead instructor with the Wilderness Medicine Institute and has guided wilderness and service project trips all over the world as trip coordinator and medical person in charge (MPIC).

Adam has also volunteered with Medical Teams International on their Disaster Response Team in the Libyan conflict at a frontline hospital and has extensive medical experience in South America. He currently coordinates and teaches Paramedic Skills Lab, Trauma Emergencies, ACLS, PHTLS, Global Health for Paramedics, and Wilderness Medicine Certifications.


NRP, AAS, Instructor

Chris Hamper is a paramedic turned academic. He is an experienced prehospital provider and educator who is passionate about advancing emergency medical services through EMS research, high-fidelity medical simulation, and community based health interventions. He developed and delivered several courses including the first community paramedic course in Oregon. He currently teaches in Paramedic Crisis Resource Management, Emergency Medical Technician, and Community Paramedicine. Chris is currently working on his Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health Education. He is a Nationally Registered and Oregon State Paramedic (OHSU Alumni). 



BS, PhD, EMT-P, Assistant Professor

Hugh is an Assistant Professor in the Oregon Tech and Oregon Health and Science University Emergency Medical Services Department, and has extensive teaching and research experience as a college professor and graduate student. Hugh obtained a doctorate in Neuroscience, carried out post-doctoral research in Toxicology and Neuroscience, and taught undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and other disciplines prior to bringing his love of physiology to the pre-hospital medical environment. In addition to teaching anatomy and physiology, Hugh has taught continuing education courses to physicians, nurses, and paramedics and actively practices paramedicine.


Program Representative, Division of Health Sciences


All instructional staff successfully completed the National Association of EMS Educators: EMS Instructor Course. Most have formal academic training in adult learning / pedagogy, and have an extensive amount of experience teaching all levels of EMS responders. Most instructional staff hold BLS, PHTLS, AMLS, PALS, and ACLS instructor credentials, and are current members of the National Association of EMS Educators.