Carina Flaherty is a Clinical Research Assistant at The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) and PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She working with Dr. Chén Keyon to address daily controller medication adherence among children with asthma. Carina is a native Philadelphian and recent graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she received her BA in Government and minored in East Asian Studies.
Carina began pursuing public health research in the summer of 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives, where she studied the role of public libraries in the opioid epidemic. She has previously worked for The Free Library of Philadelphia, New York City Council, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Growing up in the Philadelphia public school system where nurses and counselors were scarce and deteriorating buildings posed significant health hazards, Carina is passionate about investing in public education to help improve children’s health and wellbeing. She is excited to work toward improving population health in her hometown and hopes to use research to advocate for effective local policies. Carina enjoys running and cooking in her free time.