Katherine Halkyard is the Research Coordinator for the Digital Health Initiative at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She plans and manages emerging research studies on topics related to digital health and outcomes research in collaboration with Dr. Linda Fleisher and Venk Kandadai.
Katherine has over two years of experience managing and coordinating projects and research within academia and the private sector. As a graduate student in public health, her work has concentrated in pediatric behavioral science and program planning and evaluation and will culminate in a Capstone project examining knowledge, behaviors and weight status of low-income middle school students enrolled in a SNAP-Ed nutrition education program in the School District of Philadelphia.
She recently joined CIRP and aims to expand her research interests in health communications and implementation science. Ms. Halkyard is currently working on several research projects involving the implementation and evaluation of digital health tools and the understanding of marketplace and regulatory needs for evaluation of mobile health. As a newcomer to the field of public health research, she is passionate about transforming innovative research into practice to better disseminate health information, improve policy, and reduce health disparities. Katherine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut and recently completed a Master of Public Health degree at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health.