Kimether Redmon is an experienced researcher and service provider with expertise in qualitative data collection and analysis, program evaluation, measure development, policy analysis, and psychometric validation of assessments. She has coordinated and contributed to local, State, and Federal studies and programs with foci including: improving education, training, and employment outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities; improving rehabilitation outcomes of adults with traumatic brain injuries; advocating independence for individuals with developmental disabilities; reducing unsafe sexual behaviors among women, youth, and persons with HIV; and encouraging organ and tissue donation. She also has extensive experience in the independence care of people with disabilities, palliative care of people with illnesses, community-based service delivery, and public health education.
Kimether Redmon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Temple University, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University.
- Research Analyst and Evaluation Liaison for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), a national workforce development initiative to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. Responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and synthesis; facilitating grantee compliance with evaluation requirements; analyzing program success, challenges, and system change; and developing evidence-based recommendations for program improvement.
- Project Manager and Senior Research Analyst for the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Individualized Learning Plans Research & Demonstration Project. Responsible for coordinating a comprehensive analysis of ILP policies across the United States. Managed a dynamic team of analysts, researchers, and partners. Tasks included determining appropriate methodologies for facilitating research; risk management; collecting, managing, and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data; and progress reporting.
- Research Project Coordinator for Shepherd Center. Coordinated Assessing Safety Risk after TBI, a Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Field-Initiated Grant. Used state of the science qualitative and quantitative methods to develop a clinical assessment of safety and risk for persons with moderate and severe TBI. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of research study including patient safety and IRB approval, study recruitment, data collection (1,558 variables), and patient and family retention/follow-up. Worked as a partner with the lead investigators to provide input and feedback on all aspects of scale development including generalizability based on age, sex, race and income.