Tara Ketterer MPH
Tara Ketterer is a clinical research program manager at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She works with the Chief of CHOP's Emergency Department, Dr. Cynthia Mollen, to evaluate qualitative outcomes from a partnership between Mount Desert Island Hospital in Maine and Penn Medicine and to conduct research on expedited partner therapy in the Emergency Department. In addition to her work at PolicyLab, Ms. Ketterer also serves as Program Chair and Governing Councilor for the Physical Activity section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Ms. Ketterer completed her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Thomas Jefferson University, conducting qualitative research on factors related to African American women sustaining recommended levels of physical activity long term.
Before completing her MPH, Ms. Ketterer was a clinical research coordinator for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and the Emergency Department at Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. At DuPont, Ms. Ketterer managed research projects related to diabeticketoacidosis, substance abuse, and biomarkers. Prior to her work as a research coordinator, Ms. Ketterer conducted research for an R27 grant looking at communication between low literacy caretakers and primary care physicians in children with asthma, and a study looking at family centered hospital rounds. She also worked on a patient registry for children with Primordial Dwarfism, and co-authored several academic papers related to her research and on patient portal use during her time at Dupont.