Kate is an expert at implementing large, complex studies that examine the role of social, environmental, and lifestyle factors in chronic disease. She served as a project and study manager for several research support services contracts for the National Institutes of Health intramural programs.
Kate served as the project manager for the Agricultural Health Study Phase 5 Update, a multimode survey of 70,000 pesticide applicators and their spouses in North Carolina and Iowa. She also led a multidisciplinary research team that supported community outreach, multimodal data collection, cohort retention, and data management.
Kate has supported and coordinated cross-functional teams for The GuLF Study, an epidemiologic study of the potential health effects among a cohort of 32,000 participants of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean-up efforts. And she has extensive experience with institutional review boards and Office of Management and Budget submissions and managing collaborations for links between death records and cancer registries to assess health outcomes.
Early in her career, Kate adjudicated medical disability claims for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in the Disability Determination Services (DDS) division. She is experienced in Social Security law and regulations and as a former workforce member, she has a passion for improving the DDS human capital challenges.