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Tara Sullivan

Tara Sullivan

Project Director, Knowledge SUCCESS, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Dr. Tara M Sullivan, Director, Knowledge Management and Knowledge SUCCESS Tara M. Sullivan, Ph.D., MPH, leads the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs' knowledge management unit, is the project director for Knowledge SUCCESS, and teaches in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked for more than 20 years in international health with a focus on program evaluation, knowledge management (KM), quality of care, and family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). Tara has bridged a knowledge gap in the field of KM by developing frameworks and guides for KM program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, and by exploring the contribution that KM makes to strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes. Her research has examined knowledge needs at multiple levels of the health system, and has investigated how social factors (social capital, social networks, social learning) contribute to knowledge-sharing outcomes. Tara also has researched factors that influence the provision of quality of care in global FP/RH programs. She has lived and worked in Botswana and Thailand and holds degrees from Cornell University (BS) and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Ph.D., MPH).

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Knowledge Management Course feature image: Nurses listen during a training program. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank