Position title: Researcher
Phone: (608) 261-1154
Kitty Jerome, MA
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 538 WARF
Madison, WI 53726
Kitty Jerome is Team Director for Community Guidance at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Kitty is a member of the Community Transformation Team, working with the Action Learning Coaches and Network Strategists to provide strategic guidance to communities. Kitty is responsible for the team’s guidance to communities through direct requests, cohort learning, and action learning through virtual and in-person support. She works with network liaisons in each state to leverage the CHR&R resources throughout the year to improve health and advance equity. Kitty began working with CHR&R as a consultant in 2010 prior to joining the program in 2013.
Kitty’s experiences range across jurisdictional approaches to policy change. She draws on 16 years in tobacco control policy advocacy work around the US. She worked for RWJF national tobacco policy initiatives, collaborating on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Tobacco Policy Change: A Collaborative for Healthier Communities and States. As a trainer of the Shaping Policy for Health curriculum, Kitty delivered skills-based workshops in problem definition, policy analysis, and implementation to public health practitioners around the US.
When not at work, Kitty enjoys active living outdoors, running, paddling, swimming or skiing through the seasons.
Kitty holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College.