Katherine Halkyard, MPH, CHES is a trained public health professional and health educator with over three years of experience in managing and coordinating large-scale research studies, specifically focused in pediatric behavioral science, healthcare innovation, implementation science, and program evaluation. She is the Research Manager for the Digital Health Initiative (DHI) at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP and a Clinical Research Coordinator for CIRP.
In her role as Research Manager, she acts as the Lead Project Manager for DHI's research activities, which focus on identifying evidence-based strategies to effectively develop, evaluate, and disseminate health information in the digital age. Katie has supported several projects, including a National Science Foundation Phase I technology transfer grant to develop and commercialize a web-based platform for mobile health app evaluation; two pilot studies focused on the implementation of digital health tools in pediatric practice and understanding market needs for evaluation of mHealth, and a CHOP Chair's Initiative award to develop a best-practice governance process for the integration of mHealth technologies into clinical care.
Katie has demonstrated expertise in program planning & evaluation, implementation science, e-Health/mHealth, and quantitative & qualitative research methods. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management from Temple University's Fox School of Business.