University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kate Konkle

Associate Researcher

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Kate Konkle, MPH
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 522 WARF
Madison, WI 53726

Kate Konkle is the Director of Research and Learning for the Action Center at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Kate leads the development and support of all learning tools and resources used by community coaches to support local action to improve health.

Prior to this role, Kate spent over three years as a Community Coach with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. As a coach, she provided strategic guidance to communities that used County Health Rankings to drive health improvement.

Kate joined the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in 2010 as a Program Manager with the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, Kate was a Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow. As a fellow, she was placed in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health Western Regional Office in Eau Claire where she worked on a variety of projects. Kate supported local health departments with their community health improvement planning process, and helped lead a statewide project to prepare the state and local health departments for national voluntary accreditation using assessment and quality improvement.

Kate holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State.