As experts in population health research and communication, the Karna team is expanding its professional contribution with the Applied Research and Translation Branch (ARTB). Find below a Q+ A with Karna Project Manager, Kimberly Taylor, PHD, to learn more about the ARTB and its public health impact.
Q: Tell me about the Populations Applied Research and Translation Branch.
“The purpose of the Applied Research and Translation Branch, Division of Population Health, is to carry out applied science projects related to population health and well-being, Alzheimer’s and Healthy Aging and Workplace health. The Karna team provides a reliable and ready source of support in project management, health communication coordination, writing, editing and technical expertise.”
Q: How does this branch contribute to population health?
“Karna provides writing and editing support of public health research findings based on data and information provided by Prevention Research Centers (PRCs); assists with clearance of materials through e-clearance and serves as a consultant for staff members on the branch clearance process; serves as point of contact for Branch/PRC success stories, fact-sheets, briefing materials, marketing materials, posters, display and program branding items; and provide social media support and technical assistance by developing communication for CDC social media formats with PRCs and partners.”
Q: To what other capacity does the ARTB contribute to population health?
“Karna provides strategic management and consultation support to develop strategies for improving program effectiveness. This is done through staff mentoring, training, facilitating scientific meetings, and a variety of management activities with the objective of improved public health impact; develop and implement process of organizational designs and functioning to strengthen organizational units; and plan and facilitate senior executive meeting with Branch Chiefs and senior management team members. These activities designed to analyze management problems, growth planning needs and enhance effective communication between leadership and staff.”