In her role, Kathleen manages the research, data and reporting team and is responsible for health services research and data reporting activities for PAF. In addition, she leads the designing, developing and executing of quantitative and qualitative research and survey work to support advocacy and policy initiatives conducted by PAF’s sister organization, National Patient Advocate Foundation.

Kathleen is an epidemiologist, researcher and health services administrator with experience working in the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors. Over the past 15 years, Kathleen has implemented and managed research projects for the New York City Department of Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center and GMHC. Kathleen earned her BSPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Environmental Science & Engineering and her MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta.