Barbara E. Starrett, M.H.A.
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Barbara E. Starrett, M.H.A., Senior Analyst, conducts and analyzes research on public and population health issues. Her work focuses on helping local health departments improve capacity through collaboration. Starrett previously worked in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas. Prior to that, she worked as a senior research analyst for the Kansas Health Institute. Starrett earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Teachers College.
KHI collaborated with the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to assess the capacity of local health departments to respond to public health emergencies, including bioterrorism events.
The Kansas Health Institute, under contract from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, provided an assessment of the Kansas Healthy Start Home Visitor Program.
Since the 1940s, many communities have chosen to use public water as the principal means of delivering fluoride to their citizens. The Kansas Health Institute conducted a study examining alternatives to standard public water fluoridation.