Karimata has a wealth of experience working on public health research and translating inter-disciplinary scientific knowledge into policy-focus practices and interventions. She has experience working at different institutions including academia, governmental and non-governmental organizations serving in various capacities.
Her experience working as a Research Assistant for the Incarceration and Public Health Action Network (IPHAN) and the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) projects within Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has enabled her to develop community research abilities and to hone excellent communications, management, and programming skills. In her role, she coordinated with a diverse team of investigators, research participants, the broader Columbia community, external vendors and foundations to optimize operational success and achieve project goals.
She also served as the Evaluation Research Assistant in the Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCFH) at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. There, she applied her analytical and data management skills to push the agenda of local and national programs that served the needs of the community. Karimata believes that easy access to quality healthcare is fundamental to the wellbeing of any community and she is committed to the reformation and management of better healthcare systems utilizing interdisciplinary resources and innovative methodologies.
Karimata graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health