Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH

Director, Qualitative Methods, University of Pennsylvania, Perlman School of Medicine

Courses Taught

PUBH 5060 Methods for Public Health Practice

Brief Bio

Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH, is a skilled public health research and evaluation leader and administrator with over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and disseminating mixed methods and qualitative public health research studies. She is an expert in the use of positive deviance methodology to identify and learn from high performers and share lessons learned to improve health outcomes. While her research has spanned multiple topic areas in public health and health service research, she has consistently worked as a qualitative methodologist, supporting inquiries in areas including emergency preparedness, sexual and reproductive health, public health systems and services research, and maternal and child health This work has led to multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2016, she left academia to work in the non-profit sector during which she led an internal evaluation and research team at a public health non-profit agency. This work allowed her to bolster her project management and leadership skills; although they did not publish on the work they conducted. She has since returned to an academic environment, and is using her management and research skills to oversee qualitative research in a variety of health-related areas.