Dr Kathleen Conte

Research Fellow
School of Public Health

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

Telephone 0286274649

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Biographical details

Dr Katie Conte is a Research Fellow with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and is based at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney. She holds a PhD in Public Health from Oregon State University and a MA in Medical Ethics from the University of Louisville. For her dissertation research, Katie worked with local health departments and community organizations to scale-up health education programs to reduce arthritis burden and increase physical activity. She designed a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, and to examine the adapatations that local providers made align the program with their local context. Other projects include capacity building and program evaluation with a variety of organisations including American Indian tribes, Department of Corrections, rural communities, faith-based organisations, senior services, women’s health non-profits, governmental organisations and others. She also has a particular fondness for sexual health education, and teaches sexuality education courses to youth and women throughout the United States and in India.

Research interests

Katie's research interests are in developing health prevention systems through intersecting policy, research and practice. Using mixed methods (though with a heavy emphasis on qualitative methods), she is particularly interested in program implementation issues, specifically adaptations to improve uptake and use of interventions, and designing impactful interventions for ease of delivery.

Teaching and supervision

Implementation Science; Qualitative Methods; Community Organizing; Sexuality Education

Current projects

Katie is part of the Implementation Cluster at The Australian Partnership Research Centre (TAPPC), where, with colleagues, she is examining the relationship of monitoring systems that track the implementation of health policy and programs on health promotion practice

Associations

The Australian Partnership Prevention Centre

Awards and honours

2014 Outstanding Poster Award, Oregon Public Health Association, Corvallis, OR Walk With Ease: Scaling up an evidence-based arthritis self-management program in Oregon.

2013 Outstanding Student Research Abstract in Aging Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA The association of social support with comorbidity among older American Indians: the Native Elder Care Study.

2012 Public Health Education and Health Promotion Outstanding Student Poster Award, American Public Health Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA Impact of time restraints on program fidelity in a counseling and testing HIV intervention.

2010 Outstanding Program: Health Media Campaigns, BACCHUS National Conference, Indianapolis, IN "Cover your sneeze" and "Using hand sanitizer" Public service announcements.

2009 Community Engagement Outreach Award: School of Public Health Student Government Association, University of Louisville

Selected grants

2013

  • Walk With Ease: Evaluating Dissemination in Oregon via the Oregon State University Extension Service; Conte K, Harvey M; Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation/John C. Erkkila, M.D. Endowment for Health and Human Performance.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Conte, K., Groen, S., Loblay, V., Green, A., Milat, A., Persson, L., Innes-Hughes, C., Mitchell, J., Thackway, S., Williams, M., Hawe, P. (2017). Dynamics behind the scale up of evidence-based obesity prevention: Protocol for a multi-site case study of an electronic implementation monitoring system in health promotion practice. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Seward, K., Finch, M., Yoong, S., Wyse, R., Jones, J., Grady, A., Wiggers, J., Nathan, N., Conte, K., Wolfenden, L. (2017). Factors that influence the implementation of dietary guidelines regarding food provision in centre based childcare services: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 105, 197-205. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Harvey, S., Goins, R. (2017). �During early implementation you just muddle through�: factors that impacted a statewide arthritis program�s implementation. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(4), 804-815. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Odden, M., Linton, N., Harvey, S. (2016). Effectiveness of a scaled-up arthritis self-management program in Oregon: Walk with ease. American Journal of Public Health, 106(12), 2227-2230. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Schure, M., Goins, R. (2016). Older American Indians' Perspectives on Health, Arthritis, and Physical Activity: Implications for Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions, Oregon, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 13(E81), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Schure, M., Goins, J. (2015). Correlates of social support in older American Indians: the Native Elder Care Study. Aging & Mental Health, 19(9), 835-843. [More Information]
  • Schure, M., Conte, K., Goins, R. (2015). Unmet Assistance Need Among Older American Indians: The Native Elder Care Study. The Gerontologist, 55(6), 920-928. [More Information]
  • McKay, V., Dolcini, M., Conte, K., Catania, J. (2014). Adaptations to an HIV counseling and testing intervention from a counselor perspective. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(8), 891-906. [More Information]
  • Topp, R., Edward, J., Ridner, S., Jacks, D., Newton, K., Keiffner, P., Woodall, D., Conte, K. (2011). Fit Into College: A Program to Improve Physical Activity and Dietary Intake Lifestyles Among College Students. Recreational Sports Journal, 35, 69-78.

2017

  • Conte, K., Groen, S., Loblay, V., Green, A., Milat, A., Persson, L., Innes-Hughes, C., Mitchell, J., Thackway, S., Williams, M., Hawe, P. (2017). Dynamics behind the scale up of evidence-based obesity prevention: Protocol for a multi-site case study of an electronic implementation monitoring system in health promotion practice. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Seward, K., Finch, M., Yoong, S., Wyse, R., Jones, J., Grady, A., Wiggers, J., Nathan, N., Conte, K., Wolfenden, L. (2017). Factors that influence the implementation of dietary guidelines regarding food provision in centre based childcare services: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 105, 197-205. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Harvey, S., Goins, R. (2017). �During early implementation you just muddle through�: factors that impacted a statewide arthritis program�s implementation. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(4), 804-815. [More Information]

2016

  • Conte, K., Odden, M., Linton, N., Harvey, S. (2016). Effectiveness of a scaled-up arthritis self-management program in Oregon: Walk with ease. American Journal of Public Health, 106(12), 2227-2230. [More Information]
  • Conte, K., Schure, M., Goins, R. (2016). Older American Indians' Perspectives on Health, Arthritis, and Physical Activity: Implications for Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions, Oregon, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 13(E81), 1-10. [More Information]

2015

  • Conte, K., Schure, M., Goins, J. (2015). Correlates of social support in older American Indians: the Native Elder Care Study. Aging & Mental Health, 19(9), 835-843. [More Information]
  • Schure, M., Conte, K., Goins, R. (2015). Unmet Assistance Need Among Older American Indians: The Native Elder Care Study. The Gerontologist, 55(6), 920-928. [More Information]

2014

  • McKay, V., Dolcini, M., Conte, K., Catania, J. (2014). Adaptations to an HIV counseling and testing intervention from a counselor perspective. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(8), 891-906. [More Information]

2011

  • Topp, R., Edward, J., Ridner, S., Jacks, D., Newton, K., Keiffner, P., Woodall, D., Conte, K. (2011). Fit Into College: A Program to Improve Physical Activity and Dietary Intake Lifestyles Among College Students. Recreational Sports Journal, 35, 69-78.

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