Katy Suellentrop is an expert in reproductive health, particularly among adolescents and young adults. She is passionate about integrating policy and systems change with behavior change programs to advance the health and well-being of populations. Her skills include designing and developing high-quality training and technical assistance experiences and using Human Centered Design to solve implementation challenges and engage stakeholders and communities. Past projects have involved a wide range of topics, including program monitoring and improvement, selecting evidence-based approaches for intervention, engaging diverse stakeholders (including parents and other trusted adults, health care providers, and policymakers), and developing strategies for special populations (including youth in foster care, college-age youth, and rural communities).
As a member of our Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation team, Ms. Suellentrop currently contributes to projects to support adolescent pregnancy prevention programs across the United States. She is also leading efforts to coordinate a multi-component communications and outreach program targeted to young people.
Ms. Suellentrop joined RTI in 2019. Previously, she was Vice President of Programs at Power to Decide, formerly the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She was an Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is proficient in Spanish.