Kate is the Vice President of Health Services Research and serves as the quantitative research lead for Patient Advocate Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of prospective and retrospective survey initiatives to support operational, advocacy and policy programs.
Kate is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with over 15 years of experience working in the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors. Ms. Gallagher has implemented and overseen patient driven research projects for the New York City Department of Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, GMHC and LIM Innovations. Prior research endeavors have focused on traditional and non-traditional underserved patient populations and the links between health access, service utilization and barriers to care. Prior initiatives focused on the adoption of HIV RNA screening to detect acute HIV infection, longitudinal impact of the environment on pregnant women and young children, determining the health and wellness of underserved Hispanic populations in NYC, and insurance barriers and policy implications for obtaining technology driven prosthetic devices in the amputee community. Her current research focus at PAF centers around financial toxicity and identifying unmet needs in low income chronically ill patients.