Clinical Associate Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health
Dr. Kellar-Guenther leads evaluations of Amendment 35 programs funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She is also the Co-Director for the Program for Systems Improvement, the lead evaluator for NewSTEPs (Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program) and the Colorado Patient Navigation Training Program. She has been conducting research for about 20 years and evaluation for about 10 years. Her projects range in scope from community-level to national. She believes in producing evaluation results that can be used by the organization and/or community whose program is evaluated. She was trained in mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative), and teaches Research and Evaluation Methods for the department of Community and Behavioral Health. She has received two University of Colorado teaching awards: Outstanding Teaching Award for Clinical Sciences in 2010, and the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. Dr. Kellar-Guenther is a reviewer for the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board, sits on the Early Learning Ventures board to offer an evaluation viewpoint, and is part of the Colorado Medical Home Coalition. She is also an active member of the Colorado Public Health Association and the American Evaluation Association.