To continue to build the evidence base on teen pregnancy prevention, a federally funded cohort of 2010-2015 Teen Pregnancy Prevention grantees are conducting independent, rigorous evaluations of their programs. Mathematica is providing evaluation technical assistance to ensure design and implementation...
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Implementation Evaluation
- Developing Conceptual Models
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Evaluation Technical Assistance for Experimental and Non-Experimental Studies
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- Population Health
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Human Services
Katie Adamek has expertise in sexual and reproductive health research and programming. She conducts qualitative and quantitative studies, develops conceptual models, provides evaluation technical assistance, and conducts systematic reviews.
Adamek leads tasks on several projects focused on sexuality education and teen pregnancy prevention for federal agencies and a private foundation. She served as the deputy project director on a landscape scan of teen pregnancy in the Mississippi Delta region for a private foundation. She also contributed to the development of three conceptual models on sexual health and adolescent development through the Studies of Performance Measures and Adult Preparation Subjects projects for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Adamek is developing sexual health education curricula for two underserved youth populations through the Personal Responsibility Education Program: Promising Youth Programs project for ACF. Previously, Adamek conducted two in-depth implementation studies for the Evaluation of the Program for Expectant and Parenting Youth for the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). She also provided evaluation technical assistance to OAH Tier 2B Teen Pregnancy Prevention grantees implementing cluster and individual-level randomized controlled trials. She has authored reports on sexual and reproductive health and developed several research briefs to provide guidance to federal teen pregnancy prevention grantees. Adamek also co-led the development and publication of an American Journal of Public Health supplement highlighting the findings from the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Cohort 1 impact evaluations.
Adamek joined Mathematica in 2013. Before joining Mathematica, she designed, implemented, and managed sexuality education and health promotion programs for City College of New York and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Adamek has a M.P.H. in population and family health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
New Study Identifies Strategies to Close Gaps in Teen Pregnancy Rates
A new study looking at two counties in the Mississippi Delta notes that multiple factors influence teen pregnancy in this geographic area and that a comprehensive, systematic approach is necessary to moderate this complex social challenge.