Kathleen Kimball-Baker

Program Director, CIDRAP Leadership Forum

Kathleen Kimball-Baker is policy analyst on the Wellcome Trust-CIDRAP Ebola Vaccine Team B initiative and progam director for the CIDRAP Leadership Forum. She served for 3 years as  director of the Public Health Practices Project, a national online practice exchange for emergency preparedness and response professionals. She joined CIDRAP in 2006 to help launch and grow an information service designed to help businesses prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. She is an editorial entrepreneur who has spent the bulk of her career developing content that leads to real-world action in public health, medicine, and business. Throughout more than 25 years as reporter, writer, editor, product developer, and publisher, she has worked in corporate, nonprofit, academic, and news settings for such organizations as the McGraw-Hill Companies, The Houston Chronicle, Search Institute, the University of Texas, and the University of Houston. She has won awards for editorial excellence and new product development, has authored two books, and is an alumna of the Stanford Professional Publishing Program. She chaired the Use and Usefulness taskforce for the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) project and served on the NHSPI Stakeholder and Communications Work Group for more than 3 years.

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