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Meet Your Karna Experts

Over 100 highly skilled BS, MS, and PhD level subject matter experts call Karna home. Put our integrated group of experts to work tackling your breaking public health challenges.

  • Biostatisticians

  • Clinical and Nursing Researchers

  • Database Managers

  • Epidemiologists

  • Health Communication Specialists

  • Health Outcome Researchers

  • Healthcare Claims Processing Specialists

  • Healthcare Economists

  • Program Evaluation Specialists

  • Project Managers

  • Public Health Researchers

  • Training and Technical Assistance Specialists

Robert Alexander, PhD, MPH
Robert Alexander, PhD, MPHSenior Director, Public Health Research and Evaluation
Chronic Disease
Diabetes Management
Environmental Scan
Evaluation & Assessment
Focus Group Moderation
Health Communications
Health Disparities
Health Systems and Policy
In-depth Interviews
Literature Reviews
Maternal and Child Health
Military Health Maternal & Child Health Eye Health
Prevention Research
Population Heath
Program Evaluation
Program Management
Project Management
Research Support
Research & Evaluation Methodology
School-Based Violence Prevention
Smoking/Tobacco Use (All Forms)
Social Determinants of Health
Study Protocol
Substance Abuse Prevention
Target Audience Segmentation
Tobacco Control
Elizabeth P. Kelly
Elizabeth P. Kelly Assistant Vice President
Business Transformation
Healthcare Operations
Program Management
Organizational Change
World Trade Center Health Program
Esther Piervil, PhD, MPH
Esther Piervil, PhD, MPHSenior Evaluation Specialist
Chronic Disease
Community Based Research
Health Communications
Health Disparities
Prevention Research
Program Evaluation
Program Management
Qualitative Research
Social Determinants of Health
Social Ecological Model
Leslie Rodriguez, PhD
Leslie Rodriguez, PhDSenior Director, Public Health Programs
Crisis and risk communication
Emergency Management
Evaluation & Assessment
Health Communications
Lay Health Educators/Promotoras
Maternal and Child Health
Mixed methods research
New and emerging diseases
Outbreaks and responses
Program Evaluation
Public Speaking
Research Support
Research to practice
Teen pregnancy prevention
Vaccine hesitancy
Vaccine preventable diseases
Leslie Siddeley, PMP
Leslie Siddeley, PMPProgram Director on World Trade Center
Data Science and Analytics
Data Security Design
Federal Health IT
Healthcare Payer
Health Insurance
Human Centered Design
IT Change Management
IT Program Management
Management Consulting
Program Management
Solution and Application Hosting
Solution Design and Implementation
Statistical Analysis
Thinking Federal Healthcare Process Re-engineering
World Trade Center Health Program
Warren J. Strauss, ScM
Warren J. Strauss, ScM President
Public Health
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Environmental Health
Pediatric Health Program Evaluation
Epidemiologic Methods
Health Disparities
Maternal and Child Health
Public Health Informatics
Study Design
Eric J. Stevens
Eric J. StevensSenior Director, Business Operations
Financial Modeling
Government Compliance
SOX compliance
Scott VandeSand, PMP
Scott VandeSand, PMPDirector, Deputy Program Manager, World Trade Center Health Program Support
Best-Practice Tailoring and Implementation
Electronic Health Records
Federal Health IT Integration
Health Insurance
Health Insurance Marketplace
Healthcare Operations
Information Management
IT Portfolio Management
Program Management
World Trade Center Health Program
Keri VanFleteren
Keri VanFleterenSenior Manager, Talent & Performance
Employee Engagement
Employee Relations
Employment Law
Human Resources
Compensation Analysis
Onboarding & Off boarding
Talent Acquisition
Leslyn Wong, MPH
Leslyn Wong, MPH Senior Program Manager
Chronic Disease
Evaluation & Assessment
Focus Group Moderation
Global Health
Health Disparities
Prevention Research
Program Evaluation
Project Management
Stakeholder Engagement
Research Support
Social Determinants of Health
Study Design
Study Development
Study Protocol
Violence Prevention


Karna works with our clients to develop and understand a vision for what needs to be accomplished; we focus on the milestones and work, ultimately achieving the desired results.

  • Evidence-based approaches

  • High value professional services

  • Impactful solutions

We live our values every day in our work with our clients, partners, and fellow associates. Karna engenders clients loyalty by providing high value professional services and impactful solutions – delivered in a spirit of partnership and service – with a focus on integrity, excellence, and goal attainment.

The name “Karna” is inspired by Hindu mythology. Karna was a great warrior – an archer who never missed. Throughout his life he kept his word under all circumstances and lived by the highest standards of integrity.

As a company, Karna works to embody these same principles and strive to always being “on target.” Like an archer, Karna works with our clients to develop and/or understand a vision for what needs to be accomplished; we focus on the milestones and work, ultimately achieving the desired results.

We foster individual growth through opportunities, challenges, and mentorship in our organization and our communities.  Karna,  is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers employment without regard to Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability Status, or Protected Veteran Status.

We reward Integrity, Excellence, Professionalism, Open & Honest Communication, and Results Focused work with our employees. Including, acting in honest ethical and forthright manner doing nothing that puts the employee’s or Karna’s reputation at risk and taking pride in the quality of work we deliver.

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