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Kathryn J. Azevedo, Ph.D.

Kathryn J. Azevedo, Ph.D.

Portrait of Kathryn J. Azevedo, PhD

Research Health Science Specialist

Dissemination and Training Division

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  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Research, 2002
  • University of California, Irvine, Social Science: Medical Anthropology Emphasis, PhD, 2000

Expertise and Interests

  • Implementation of Culturally Tailored Evidence Based Behavioral Health Interventions
  • Health Care Access and Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations
  • Trauma: PTSD and MST focus
  • Latino and Rural Health
  • Clinical Trial Management and Design
  • Evaluation Research: Ethnography and Mixed Methods

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Society for Applied Anthropology (Fellow)
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Medical Anthropology

Awards and Honors

  • Stanford University Community Partnership Award 2014
  • Los Altos Community Foundation 2011-2012
  • Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts 2008-2010

Selected Publications

Azevedo, Kathryn J., Caroline Gray, Randall C. Gale, Tracy Urech, Jeremy Ramirez, Emily Wong, Barbara Lerner, Martin C. Charns, and Anita Vashi (2020). "Facilitators and Barriers to the Lean Enterprise Transformation at the Veterans Health Administration." Health Care Management and Review, 2020 Jan 28. PMID: 31996609

Azevedo, Kathryn J., Julie Weitlauf, Elizabeth Oliva, Janet Ekstrom, Carolyn Greene, Barbara Elspas, Susie Hsieh, Steven Asch, Susie Hsieh, and Ruth Cronkite (2019). "Working Towards a More Diverse Mentorship Network for VA Career Development Awardees." The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, Vol. 2, October 2019, Special Issue 1, 397-399.

Azevedo, Kathryn J., Jeremy Ramirez, Adam Factor, Anusha Kumar, Elon Hailu, Steven E. Lindley, and Shaili Jain (2019). "Rethinking Violence Prevention in Rural and Underserved Communities: How Veteran Peer Support Groups Can Be Leveraged to Process Trauma." Journal of Rural Health, March 15, 2019.

Zimmerman, L., Lounsbury, D., Rosen, C., Kimerling, R., Holbrook, A., Hong, S., Branscomb, J., Kibbe, D., Park, S., Kramer, R., Barlow, D.C., Mushiana, S. Azevedo K., Yang, J., Trafton, J., Lindley, S. & Rust, T. (2018). Participatory system dynamics for high quality VA addiction and mental health care. Proceedings from the 11th annual conference on the science of dissemination and implementation: Washington, DC, USA. 2-5 December 2018, Implementation Science 14(S1), doi:10.1186/s13012-019-0878-2

Kumar, Anusha, Kathryn J. Azevedo Adam Factor, Elon Hailu, Jeremy Ramirez, Steven E. Lindley, and Shaili Jain. (2018). "Peer Support in an Outpatient Program for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Translating Participant Experiences into a Recovery Model." In Psychological Services: Special Supplement on Peer Support in Mental Health. November 8, 2018.

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