Katherine Jackstadt, MS, is a Program Associate with the Office of the Executive Director at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she manages the Research Transformation Committee, helps with dissemination activities, conducts analyses to support various program areas, and liaises with other PCORI offices in to ensure organizational strategies are executed.
Prior to joining PCORI, Jackstadt worked on evaluation and research projects that ranged in focus from climate change to organizational improvement on an international and domestic scale. She began her career working on a project focusing on teen reproductive health in urban and rural Alaska. Most recently, she worked as a senior associate on a large contract for the US Agency for International Development, providing technical and project management assistance to various offices within the agency. She managed a portfolio of projects including a quasi-experimental impact evaluation and several performance evaluations.
Jackstadt earned a BA in economics from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MS in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.