Kimberly Arthur, MPH, collaborates with community leaders, community members, and health care professionals on efforts to promote health equity and improve pediatric quality of care. Guided by community-based participatory research principles, she often uses a co-design approach in which community and/or health care stakeholders participate as full team members throughout the process of designing programs or interventions.
At Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), she is a collaborator on the ENSPIRE (Engaging Staff to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Response at Long-Term Care Communities) study, which involves working with long-term care staff to design materials to promote the COVID-19 booster. She is also conducting qualitative research for the PRIMES-C (Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System — Community) study, which aims to improve care for asthma and bronchiolitis at community hospitals around the country.
Prior to joining KPWHRI, Kim was a research scientist at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, where she led a team of parents of children with chronic health conditions and disabilities who adapted an evidence-based mindfulness intervention for delivery by peer facilitators in English and Spanish. The team sought to share parent-led mindfulness and compassion practices to promote the well-being of youth, families, and communities that are marginalized and to build collective capacity to promote social justice.
At Seattle Children’s Research Institute, she also participated in the Center of Excellence on Quality Measures for Children with Complex Needs, contributing to the development and validation of quality measures for children with medical and social complexity. She contributed to formative research to design a pediatric patient navigation program and led a study examining the experiences of English- and Spanish-speaking parents in the emergency department.
Kim completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Washington in 2011 and is currently pursuing her PhD in anthropology at the University of Washington.
Leyenaar JK, McDaniel CE, Arthur KC, Stevens CA, St Ivany AR. Healthcare quality for acute illness during the COVID-19 pandemic: a multisite qualitative analysis. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Sep 24;6(5):e476. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000476. eCollection 2021 Sep-Oct. PubMed
Cousineau TM, Hobbs LM, Arthur KC. The role of compassion and mindfulness in building parental resilience when caring for children with chronic conditions: a conceptual model. Front Psychol. 2019 Aug 5;10:1602. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01602. eCollection 2019. PubMed
Arthur KC, Mangione-Smith R, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Liu H, Elliott MN, McGlynn EA, Schneider EC. Quality of care for children with medical complexity: an analysis of continuity of care as a potential quality indicator. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Aug;18(6):669-676. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.04.009. Epub 2018 Apr 25. PubMed
Arthur KC, Lucenko BA, Sharkova IV, Xing J, Mangione-Smith R. Using state administrative data to identify social complexity risk factors for children. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Jan;16(1):62-69. doi: 10.1370/afm.2134. PubMed
Foster CC, Jacob-Files E, Arthur KC, Hillman SA, Edwards TC, Mangione-Smith R. Provider perspectives of high-quality pediatric hospital-to-home transitions for children and youth with chronic disease. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Nov;7(11):649-659. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2017-0031. PubMed
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute plans to award $4.75 million to compare ways to raise COVID-19 immunization rates.
KPWHRI Executive Director Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, talks about her research to advance pediatric care