Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH

Senior Qualitative Research Scientist, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Courses Taught

PUBH 5060 Methods for Public Health Practice

Brief Bio

I am a skilled public health research and evaluation leader and administrator with over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and disseminating mixed methods and qualitative public health research studies. I am an expert in the use of positive deviance methodology to identify and learn from high performers and share lessons learned to improve health outcomes. While my research has spanned multiple topic areas in public health and health service research, I have consistently worked as a qualitative methodologist, supporting inquiries in areas including emergency preparedness, sexual and reproductive health, public health systems and services research, and maternal and child health This work has led to multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2016, I left academia to work in the non-profit sector during which I led an internal evaluation and research team at a public health non-profit agency. This work allowed me to bolster my project management and leadership skills; although we did not publish on the work we conducted. I have since returned to an academic environment, and I am using my management and research skills to oversee qualitative research in a variety of health-related areas.