Kim Falk serves as the Evaluation Specialist for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services in the Office of Behavioral Health in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a BS in Psychology from the University of Iowa (1980) and has completed most requirements for a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research and evaluation background includes health and social psychology, medical and psychological anthropology, patient/family satisfaction with healthcare in tertiary care, political psychology, economic development, child nutrition, maternal child health and cultural traditions in projects in rural north China, eastern Iowa, and in Washington and Allegheny counties in Pennsylvania.
Her current qualitative and quantitative evaluation activities center on mental health and substance use issues. Her responsibilities include data collection, maintenance, analysis and reporting as well as evaluation design consultation and quality assurance within the Office of Behavioral Health. Prior professional experience has included website updates and community outreach. She is an advisory board member for the Allegheny County Consumer Action Response Team (NAMI), Multicultural Disability Leadership Center (MDLC), and Allegheny Medical Reserve Corps. She has also been a member of the advisory board for Young Preservationists of Pittsburgh, and she has served on the boards of the Iowa Hospital Association Patient Representatives,
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.