Kathryn Sielbeck-Mathes, Ph.D.

Senior Social Scientist
Kathryn Sielbeck-Mathes, Ph.D., is senior social scientist for AHP’s Center for Research and Evaluation. Dr. Mathes has more than 20 years of experience leading senior-level healthcare operations, strategy, planning, and process improvements with particular expertise in research institute operations and development, behavioral health, integrated health, women’s health, criminal justice program evaluation, and evaluation staff mentoring, training and development. She has a specialization in comprehensive program evaluation and clinical research with expertise directing projects across multistate facilities with a wide variety of social problems, politics, geography, context, and populations being targeted. Her strengths include evaluation design, feminist evaluation, logic model development, project management, writing, reporting, presenting, and mentoring, training, and developing junior staff. Dr. Mathes designs program evaluations that are utilization focused and measure desired outcomes and the overall impact of programming on the lives of people enrolled. Specific strategies are embedded in the evaluation design to identify the presence of implicit bias and low health literacy and/or heath care disparities, particularly among women with mental health issues. She has a successful track record writing government proposals, journal manuscripts, and technical reports. Over a 37-year career, she has served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp, as a pediatric surgical and medical nurse, community health nurse, and pediatric nurse practitioner; as a nursing faculty member, and owned/operated an evaluation consulting firm, BECS, Inc. in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  
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