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Aaron Deason is in the dissertation phase of his PhD in Health Communication from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. His dissertation, I’m Fine: The Systemic Affect of Critical Incidents on Emergency Medical Service personnel Communication explores how the “bad” calls shape the way EMS communicate. His MA in Communication and BS in Speech Communication are from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on mental health (ie PTSD, depression, anxiety) communication PTSD and depression in Emergency personnel. Aaron uses qualitative, ethnographic, and autoethnographic methods to make sense of his previous career as a full time Paramedic in East Texas (1997-2011) and find ways to improve mental health for EMS, police, and fire services. Aaron loves Dr Pepper and Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pies. If not playing with his children, he is usually playing online games, watching the Tour de France, or avoiding yard work his wife of 22 years asked him to do six months ago. He is an Eagle Scout and did mission service in Los Angeles in the early 1990s where he worked primarily with the Samoan peoples.