Kathleen Amos, Director, Academic/Practice Linkages
Kathleen Amos serves as the Director, Academic/Practice Linkages for the Public Health Foundation (PHF). In this role, she supports collaborative workforce development initiatives, providing capacity-building assistance for health departments, academic institutions, and other public health and population health organizations across the country. Kathleen coordinates the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and its initiatives, including the Academic Health Department Learning Community and the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, and manages other performance improvement and competency development and implementation activities.
Kathleen joined PHF in 2010 as a Learning Partnership Librarian through the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund. Prior to coming to PHF, she completed the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program, gaining specialized training in health sciences information services; engaging in research related to biomedical publishing; and supporting consumer health, health literacy, and public health informatics projects.
Kathleen holds a Master of Library and Information Studies degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology, both from Dalhousie University.