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Kathryn J. Azevedo Ph.D.


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Kathryn J. Azevedo, Ph.D.

Portrait of Kathryn J. Azevedo, Ph.D.

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
  • Prevention Science and Solutions Oriented Research
  • Health Care Access and Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations
  • Participatory Research
  • Trauma: PTSD and MST focus
  • Latino and Rural Health
  • Clinical Trial Management and Design
  • Evaluation Research: Ethnography, Mixed Methods, Survey Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methodologist: Narrative Analysis, Spradley Ethnographic Method, Content Analysis, Analysis of Large Data Sets
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Academia
  • Process Improvement: LEAN in Health Care Service Delivery
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • Community Based Rehabilitation

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

Rosen, Craig S., Kathryn J. Azevedo, Quyen Q. Tiet, Carolyn J. Greene, Amanda E. Wood, Patrick Calhoun, Thomas Bowe, Bruce P. Capehart, Eric F. Crawford, Mark A. Greenbaum, Alex H. S. Harris, Michael Hertzberg, Steven E. Lindley, Brandy N. Smith, and Paula Schnurr. An RCT of Effects of Telephone Care Management on Treatment Adherence and Clinical Outcomes among Veterans with PTSD. Psychiatric Services. February 2017.

Azevedo, Kathryn, Brandon Weiss, Katie Webb, Julia Gimeno, and Marylene Cloitre. Piloting Specialized Mental Health Care for Rural Women Veterans Using STAIR Delivered via Telehealth: Implications for Reducing Health Disparities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved: Special Edition Veteran Health. November 2016, Vol. 27. Number 4, Supplement pp. 1-7.

Azevedo, Kathryn and Thomas N. Robinson, 2015 Anthropology in the Design of Preventive Behavioral Health Programs for Children and Families Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods. Annals of Anthropological Practice, The Role of Anthropology in Improving Services for Children and Families, Vol. 39. No. 2, pp. 176-191. DOI:10.1111/napa.12078

Azevedo, Kathryn, Sonia Mendoza, Maria Fernandez, K. Farish Haydel, Michelle Fujimoto, Evelyn Castillo Tirumalai and Thomas Robinson. Turn Off the TV and Dance! Participation in Culturally Tailored Health Interventions: Implications for Obesity Prevention among Mexican American Girls," Ethnicity and Disease, Autumn, Vol. 23 No 4, pp. 452-461

Azevedo, Kathryn, María Fernández, Sonia Mendoza, Evelyn Castillo Tirumalai, K. Farish Haydel, Michelle Fujimoto, Krysti Garcia, Esmeralda Gómez, Tania Dávila, Gloria Roman, Veronica Ramirez, Matilde G. Torres, Rocio Mendoza, and Thomas N. Robinson, Interviewing Latina Girls for Child Health Research. Practicing Anthropology, 32 (1): 14-18, 2010.

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