National Safety Council

Katie Mueller

Senior Program Manager, Impairment Practice
Katie Mueller
Expertise
  • Transportation
  • Workplace
  • Injury Prevention
  • Impairment

Katie Mueller

Senior Program Manager, Impairment Practice
Katie Mueller has worked for 15 years in health communications, injury prevention programs and policy. In her role at NSC, she is a member of the impairment practice area and manages programs to better understand and address multi-substance impairment.

As a fatality car crash survivor herself, Katie is passionate about impairment in transportation. Prior to joining NSC, she led the program management section at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, developing and executing the State’s highway safety plan. In this role, Katie worked extensively with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Oklahoma State Department of Health and Oklahoma State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on policy and programs to reduce the incidence of injury and death in motor vehicle crashes.

Katie spent time leading injury prevention programs at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and Oklahoma’s Safe Kids Coalition. Here she managed funding and developed programming to reduce the incidence of unintentional injuries to children. She specialized in hospital policy development and staff training. Katie also lobbied the Oklahoma legislature to improve laws in order to prevent injuries to children. During this time, Oklahoma became the first state to require children to ride in a rear-facing car seat until the age of 2 years old.

As a native Oklahoman, Katie is interested in Tribal/State relations, working alongside Oklahoma’s 38 nationally recognized Native American tribes to improve health outcomes for Oklahoma’s native and non-native populations. Katie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rogers State University. She is a nationally certified child passenger safety technician instructor. She resides in Yukon, Oklahoma, with her two boys.