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Kara Pemberton, MSPH

Communication Manager

kpem@uw.edu

Kara Pemberton, MSPH spearheads SPIRIT Lab communications and serves as the program manager for the Central Assessment of Psychosis Service. She will be working to develop and implement a health communication campaign advertising the new and expanded CAPS services. Prior to joining SPIRIT she worked as a Research Assistant at the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on a project dedicated to teaching social media influencers in Latino communities how to recognize and debunk misinformation online.

Kara has experience in writing, teaching, communication, ESL, editing, video production, audio production, social media, and research. She has worked as an ESL teacher digitally and abroad; developed social media and videos for research projects, short films, promotional work, and local organizations; and conducted literature review and data analysis for projects in both medical anthropology and public health.

Kara graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2014, with BAs in Anthropology and Entertainment & Media Studies, a certificate in Interdisciplinary Writing, and a Master Certificate in Non-Profit Management. She also received a Master of Science in Public Health degree focusing on Health Communication and Education at Johns Hopkins University in 2023, with certificates in ‘Health Communication’ and ‘Food Systems, the Environment, and Public Health.’

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