Allison Maytag, MPH
I am a Research Specialist on the PiER Center team, and I’m tremendously excited to be part of a team that contributes to Colorado’s public health initiatives. I have Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and Latin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health.
Evaluation & Research Experience:
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I worked as a research associate with the OMNI Institute on evaluations of substance use, education, and juvenile diversion programs. I also worked with Comunidades Unidas Peru during my master’s program, developing and implementing new program evaluations for community health worker trainings and evaluating a new text-messaging program to facilitate communication between community health workers in the Peruvian Amazon. I have experience engaging diverse stakeholders in needs assessments and interventions, developing and writing grants and reports, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, and designing, conducting, and adapting mixed-methods evaluation projects. I have a passion for synthesizing data sources into a comprehensive story and creative problem-solving, and love to use both with clients and stakeholders to develop clear, high-quality, and actionable products.
How I Thrive:
Even though I’ve been in Colorado for a few years now, I never get tired of spending time outside; I live by the saying “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothes”, so you can usually find me skiing, rock climbing, hiking, stargazing, or biking somewhere in the mountains during my free time. I also have a bad case of wanderlust, a love of cooking different cuisines, and a penchant for terrible puns.