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Heather Lynne Kane RTI International

Heather L. Kane, PhD is a senior public health analyst and director of the Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation program at RTI International, specializing in qualitative research methodologies, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), and evaluation. Dr. Kane has more than 15 years of experience in planning and implementing mixed methods evaluations. Her work focuses on the lives of vulnerable populations, such as children and adults experiencing food insecurity, persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and low-income persons lacking access to health care. Before joining RTI, she was an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Research Service Award postdoctoral research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.  She holds an adjunct faculty appointment with Tulane University, School of Professional Advancement.