Katherine Halkyard, MPH

Katherine Halkyard, MPH
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Clinical Research Coordinator at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research Prevention
Email: halkyardk@email.chop.edu

Public Health Interests:

Pediatric behavioral science, healthcare innovation, implementation science, and program evaluation, injury prevention

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

I am 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. I am the Digital Health Initiative Clinical Research Coordinator at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). In this role, I act as the lead project manager of Digital Health Initiative research activities, which focus on identifying evidence-based strategies to effectively develop, evaluate, and disseminate health information in the digital age. I have 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 recently funded CHOP Chair's Initiative award to develop a best-practice hospital-wide governance process for the integration of mHealth technologies into clinical care. I have demonstrated expertise in program planning & evaluation, implementation science, e-Health/mHealth, and quantitative & qualitative research methods. I hold a Master of Public Health degree from Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health and a Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut, and am currently pursuing a Certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management from the Temple Fox School of Business.

Select Publications:

Fleisher, L., Massey, J., Halkyard, K., Fiks, A., Winston, F.K.  "Integrating Evidence-Based Interventions into Pediatric Primary Care Practice: Blending Traditional and Digital Approaches." Forthcoming, 2015.

Fleisher, L., Hutchinson, W., Halkyard, K., Kelley, K., Kandadai, V., Winston, F.K. "Exploring Perceptions of Evidence in Digital Health: Perspectives of Developers and Consumers." Forthcoming, 2015.

Fleisher, L., Halkyard, K., Norris, M. "The Promise of Digital Communication Technology to Advance Car Seat Installation: Learning from Parents about What They Need in a CRS Mobile App." Forthcoming, 2015.