Children

A growing number of children in the US face a variety of health challenges, from poor nutrition to dental disease. Altarum brings together technology, insight, and domain expertise to reverse these trends, particularly for the most vulnerable in society.

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Tara Fowler

Tara Fowler  - PhD, MPH, CPH

Director, Healthy Women and Children

Areas of Expertise
  • Applied Research and Analytics
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Qualitative Research

Tara leads a portfolio of work in children’s and women’s health, oral health, and nutrition. She has led a variety of multifaceted quantitative and qualitative research projects that deliver insights to leaders of government health agencies, from the Defense Health Agency to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Her recent work includes an evaluation of a HRSA-funded program implemented in 16 states to improve oral health of low-income pregnant women and infants. Tara holds a PhD in public health from the University of South Florida.

Carley Kirk

Carley Kirk  - MS, RDH

Deputy Director, Healthy Women and Children

Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Quality Improvement 
  • Medical Education
  • Children's Oral Health 

Carley leads Altarum's SmileConnect® program, an integrated care model that increases access of low-income children to oral health care through continuing medical education and technology that facilitates referrals and coordinates community dental health resources. Carley holds a master’s degree in health education and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan.