Katie Wu (she/her) is a clinical research project manager at PolicyLab and the Qualitative Research Core at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, she works on qualitative and quantitative projects across many content areas with a particular interest in social determinants of health and maternal child health programs. She is passionate about applying high-quality and trauma-informed qualitative methodology to center patient, family and community voices.
Ms. Wu has qualitative expertise in program implementation and evaluation, semi-structured interviewing, and qualitative data analysis. She has experience training students and teams in qualitative data analysis methods and software. Her recent qualitative work includes a multi-method evaluation of a Utah-based social needs screening and community health worker program and a multi-method evaluation of a therapy model aiming to improve parent-child attachment for parents in substance use disorder treatment.
Ms. Wu also has experience working on population-based quantitative projects at PolicyLab, including a project examining trends in psychotropic medication prescribing to children enrolled in Medicaid. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her Master of Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania.