Health Science and Research Support

Karna provides outcomes-driven research and evaluation consulting services to government, commercial, and non-profit organizations to speed efforts to turn research into practice.

Our comprehensive and systematic approach employs evidence-informed research, evaluation, surveillance, and capacity building activities that demonstrate positive impact.

Research Support

Karna provides comprehensive research support to facilitate the translation of science into applied practice, including:

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration
  • Literature Reviews and Environmental Scans
  • Study Design (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods)
  • Clearance Process (OMB, IRB)
  • Software Proficiency: Atlas.ti, NVivo, Qualtrics, SPSS, SAS, R, Excel, Access, and Stata

Monitoring and Evaluation Expertise

Karna integrates evaluation throughout the formative phases of a project, which facilitates continuous quality improvement and ensures effective and efficient program planning and implementation. We bring best practices and tools to improve public health surveillance programs and systems to identify disease outbreaks, prevalence, and incidence. Building motivation for evaluation among internal and external stakeholders is critical to foster an evaluation culture that enhances buy-in and sustains commitment. This includes:

 

  • Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation

  • Needs Assessments, Environmental Scans, and Gap Analyses

  • Evaluability Assessment (using SSA methodology)

  • Evaluation Plan Design (e.g., Stakeholder Engagement and Logic Model Development)

  • Surveillance Data Management

  • Data Visualization

  • Impact Measurement

Training / Capacity Building / Technical Assistance

Karna builds organizational capacity to meet stakeholders’ needs and achieve strategic goals through tailored training and technical assistance. We develop and implement targeted training and technical assistance in collaboration with partner organizations and/or grantees to monitor and evaluate programs, conduct surveillance, and develop health communications. Karna’s areas of expertise include:

 

  • Capacity Assessment
  • Training Frameworks
  • Principles of Adult Learning Theory
  • Instrument and Tool Development
  • Webinar Development and Delivery
  • On-Site, One-on-One Evaluation Support
  • Training Manuals and Resource Repositories
  • Organizational Improvement
  • Change Management

Clients who need to contact Karna regarding a current or potential contract can send email to contracts@karna.com or use our Contact Form.