Heather Kane

Program Director, Child & Adolescent Research and Evaluation

Heather Kane


  • PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Religious Studies and Sociology, The George Washington University

Heather Kane, PhD, specializes in qualitative research methodologies, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), and evaluation. She has more than 10 years of experience in planning evaluations; implementing evaluation plans; developing interview and focus group protocols; conducting and analyzing in-depth interviews and focus groups; conducting case studies and site visits; and performing content analysis.

At RTI, Dr. Kane has provided project oversight; planning, coordinating, and conducting qualitative data collection; developing analytic strategies; analyzing data within and across cases; and writing and contributing to reports. Previously, she was an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Research Service Award postdoctoral research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a U.S. Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellow.