Dr. Kerlin completed an undergraduate degree at Princeton University and medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She went on to a Med-Peds residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she thereafter completed a Chief Residency in Internal Medicine. She subsequently completed training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, including completing at Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology. After two years as an Instructor of Medicine, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care in the Department of Medicine. Her NIH-funded research has focused on the influence of ICU organizational factors on outcomes of critically ill patients. She has published her work in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She is particularly interested in how ICUs can improve the delivery of evidence-based care.