Kathleen is a principal research scientist who also serves as a project director and senior analyst. She helps clients design evaluations, including developing research priorities and questions, data collection approaches and instruments, and analytic designs. Her primary interest is conducting research to understand the impacts of programs aimed to strengthen and improve behavioral and mental health services.
Kathleen’s work at NORC has focused on federal and state evaluations, including multi-site evaluations of payment and delivery models developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), health workforce programs funded by the Health Resource and Services Administration, and grant evaluations funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Her roles include Project Director for HRSA’s Bureau of Substance Use Disorder Workforce Evaluation and the NORC’s SUPPORT Act Survey of Providers and Senior Data Analyst for other state and federal evaluations. In these roles, she works across quantitative and qualitative teams to conduct analyses, implement surveys, and develop reports for multiple audiences.
Prior to joining NORC, Kathleen analyzed survey data and conducted other research at the Minnesota Population Institute, and prior to that, worked for a contract to support the Bureau for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development.
University of Minnesota
University of Illinois
opens in new tab"Association of a Care Coordination Model with Health Care Costs and Utilization: The Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP)."
Journal Article | December 27, 2018
opens in new tab"Effects of Incentives on Reducing Response Bias in a Web Survey of Parents."
Journal Article | August 26, 2018
opens in new tab"Is Women's Empowerment Associated with Help-Seeking for Spousal Violence in India?"
Journal Article | April 23, 2018
opens in new tab"HCIA Disease-Specific Evaluation: Third Annual Report."
Report | October 2, 2017
opens in new tab"Experiences with Insurance Plans and Providers among Persons with Mental Illness."
Journal Article | December 3, 2015
opens in new tab"Evaluation of the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program: Final Report."
Report | November 17, 2015
opens in new tab"Examining the Impact of Maternal Health, Race, and Socioeconomic Status on Daughter's Self-Rated Health over Three Decades."
Journal Article | February 3, 2015
opens in new tab"Health Insurance Coverage and Racial Disparities in Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy."
Journal Article | May 30, 2014