Mixed methodology in program evaluation. A substantial portion of my work has focused on program evaluation and implementation working with community groups, public health agencies, and health care systems both locally and globally. My expertise lies in using mixed methods to look at complex public health issues and programs. To this end I have previously used concept mapping to generate multilevel, complex maps to inform behavioral examine ways to increase physical activity using new technologies among school-aged children in a safe and supervised environment.
1. Visek, A. J., Achrati, S. M., Manning, H., McDonnell, K., Harris, B. S., & DiPietro, L. (2014). The Fun Integration Theory: Towards sustaining children and adolescents sport participation. Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
- Borsky AE, McDonnell K, Turner M, Rimal R, Raising a Red Flag on Dating Violence: Evaluation of a Low-Resource, College-Based Bystander Behavior Intervention Program, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2016 Jan, http://jiv.sagepub.com/cont...
- Burke JG, O'Campo P, Peak GL, Gielen AC, McDonnell KA, Trochim WM. (2005). An introduction to concept mapping as a participatory public health research method.
- Miller TA, Vaux-Bjerke A, McDonnell KA and DiPietro L. Can e-gaming be useful for achieving recommended levels of MVPA in inner-city children? Games for Health. January 2013) doi:10.1089/g4h.2012.0058
Gender-based violence. I have contributed to a better understanding of gender-based violence in immigrant communities, evaluating the National Domestic Violence Hotline/loveisrespect helpline, and taking a public health approach to gender based violence and HIV. These projects have led to greater understandings of gender-based violence and how to address this pressing, preventable public health problem.
1. Illangasekare SL, Burke JG, McDonnell KA, Gielen AC. The impact of intimate partner violence, substance use, and HIV on depressive symptoms among abused low-income urban women. J Interpers Violence. 2013 Sep;28(14):2831-48. PubMed PMID: 23686617.
2. McDonnell KA, Burke JG, Gielen AC, O’Campo PJ. The role of behavioral theory in designing and evaluating interventions for intimate partner violence. In: Gielen AC, Sleet D, DiClemente RJ, editors. Handbook of Injury Prevention: Behavior Change Theories, Methods and Applications. New York: Jossey-Bass.
- Panchanadeswaran S, Ting L, Burke J, O’Campo P, McDonnell KA, Gielen AC. Profiling abusive men based on women’s self-reports: Findings from a community-based sample. Violence Against Women. 2010 Mar;16(3):313-27. Epub 2010 Jan 22.PMID: 20097846.
- McDonnell KA, Gielen AC, Burke JG, O’Campo P. What are the perceived social norms towards assisting abused women? Development of an Intimate Partner Violence Social Norms and Community Interaction Scale. J Urban Health. 2011 Apr;88(2):240-53. PMID: 21336504
Health systems and delivery of care. I have worked on multi-level aspects of health systems on a local, national and global level most recently through the Clinical Translational Science Institute with Children’s National and GW, examining how different providers play in to delivery of patient care.
1. McDonnell KA, Strobino DM, Baldwin KM, Grason H, Misra DP. Comparison of FIMR programs with other perinatal systems initiatives. Matern Child Health J. 2004 Dec;8(4):231-8. PubMed PMID: 15623145.
- Curbow B, Fogarty LA, McDonnell KA, Chill J, Scott LB. The role of physician characteristics in clinical trial acceptance: testing pathways of influence. Journal of Health Communication. 2006; 11(2): 199-218.
- Minkovitz CS, Chandra A, Solomon BS, McDonnell KA, Silver GB, Tonniges TF. Community Pediatrics: Gender differences in perspectives of residents. Ambulatory pediatrics, 2006 6(6): 326-31.
- World Bank Zimbabwe RBF Team (Mutasa R Team Leader). (2014). Learning from Learning from Implementation: Process Monitoring and Evaluation of Zimbabwe’s Results Based Financing (RBF)Project: The Case of Mazowe, Chipinge, Zvishavane, Binga and Kariba Districts
Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/karen.mcdonnell.1/bibliography/47182604/public/?sort=date&direction= descending