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Chapman-Kramer named manager of Institute’s newest center

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health

Kateri Chapman-Kramer

The Institute for Public Health announces that Kateri Chapman-Kramer, MSW, LCSW has been appointed as manager for the new Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy & Economics Research. Formerly the Center for Health Economics and Policy, the new center has undergone a transformation that features a broader mission as well as a new name. Read more.

“We are thrilled that Kateri has joined CAHSPER,” said Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, center co-director. “We’re grateful for all the work that Leah Kemper, the prior center manager and now IPH associate director, did to get the center to this new growth phase, and we’re so glad Kateri will keep us moving forward.”

Chapman-Kramer makes the transition following six years leading the institute’s Life Outside of Violence (LOV) Program, the nation’s only hospital-based violence intervention program collaborating across two major hospital systems. She is a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working with historically marginalized children and families.

“We are excited to bring Kateri on to our team in part, because she has a great deal of experience working with community partners,” said Timothy McBride, PhD, center co-director. “That experience will help us achieve our mission of convening community partners to improve health outcomes and equity.”

Chapman-Kramer received a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. As manager for the Institute’s Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy & Economics, Chapman-Kramer manages day-to-day operations, projects and activities for the center while coordinating with University partners such as the Brown School and the School of Medicine and external governmental and community partners to advance the center and its mission.

“I am so excited to join the team as Center Manager,” Chapman-Kramer said. “Joining at this time of growth is such a great opportunity to help move the new center forward in its ongoing commitment to academic and community collaboration. I look forward to sharing relevant insights that contribute to the center, the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis, and the community as a whole.”