Katie Mead

Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2016)

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As a future researcher in health promotion, I hope to use my intern experience to more effectively translate and disseminate research findings into public health practice.

Katie Mead began her Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health (TEP-PH) Internship with the Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) in late May of 2016.

Katie is interested in translating research into policy to support health promotion in the community. During her internship, she will be assisting with the dissemination of results from the Cross-Jurisdictional Shared Service Arrangements in Local Public Health study with Dr. Susan Zahner. This will include a research brief that focuses on a comparison of shared service arrangement use in Wisconsin (2012 to 2014).

Katie is a Registered Nurse and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University in 2014, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 2008. She is currently a PhD student in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the behavioral, environmental, and policy determinants of physical activity and physical function in community-dwelling older adults.