Katharine Diehl works on SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research)’s 31 grant-funded clinical sites, managing day-to-day communications with network principal investigators and staff relating to their roles and responsibilities per the SPARK protocol. She develops training materials for staff onboarding, monitors site performance centrally and through site visits, supports the development of new protocols for data enrichment and retention, and coordinates formal communications relating to site progress and funding. She also works with the communications team on site outreach and recruitment efforts.
Previously, Diehl was a research associate at the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (CUNY), working on a National Science Foundation grant for an intervention targeting high school and undergraduate mathematics and science teaching and learning. She has an M.A. in educational psychology from Hunter College, where she focused on effective professional development for primary school teachers of science.