American Heart Association – Nation of Lifesavers™ Initiative

Dr. Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD, Vice President for Healthcare Business Solutions at the American Heart Association and a practicing Emergency Medicine physician in Denver, Colorado discusses AHA’s newly launched Nation of Lifesavers™ initiative to double survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest by 2030. The new multi-year initiative will ensure teens and adults can learn about CPR and AED use, share that knowledge with friends and family and engage employers, policymakers, philanthropists, and others to create support for a nation of lifesavers. She talks about the do’s and don’ts of CPR, including some common misconceptions, and shares some familiar songs from a variety of genres that can help everyone easily keep the correct pace when performing CPR

Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD, received her M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She received a Master of Science in Health and Health Services Research from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed her RWJ Clinical Scholars Fellowship in 2007-2010. She also received her PhD in Health Services Research in 2014 from the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Sasson is the Vice President for Health Science, Healthcare Business Solutions at the American Heart Association. She serves as a Special Advisor to the Pharmacy Benefits Management Medical Advisory Panel at the Veterans Health Administration. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health Department of Community and Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry.

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