Petry has over a decade of experience leading and conducting qualitative and mixed methods research, including program evaluation and policy analysis projects. Her work focuses on health equity, social drivers of health, and Medicaid policy. She has extensive experience using participatory and culturally responsive research and evaluation to underrepresented communities in research and evaluation. Petry also regularly lead interviews and focus groups in both English and Spanish.
Petry serves project director on a project supporting the Minnesota Department of Human Services in conducting a community-engaged evaluation of its home and community-based services assessment process and for a project with the Health Resources and Services Administration developing an updated Strategy and an Implementation Framework to prevent and address IPV. She is also the project manager for NORC’s evaluation of the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network, which provides culturally and linguistically appropriate information to priority populations in communities disproportionately-impacted by COVID-19. Petry also serves as qualitative lead on an evaluation of the American Cancer Society’s efforts to integrate health equity into its organization and select communities implementing projects to address social determinants of health. In addition, Petry serves as implementation lead on the Women’s Health Needs Study, a community-engaged multi-site study to understand the health needs of women from countries with a high prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting.
Petry also worked as a policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program for Medicaid and the Uninsured. In this capacity, she conducted policy analysis and developed policy briefs, fact sheets, and infographics on issues related to Medicaid/CHIP, immigration, and homelessness.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
opens in new tabAdvancing Health Equity Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Within a National Health Nonprofit Organization
Journal Article | January 1, 2023
opens in new tab "Impact of Statewide Prevention and Reduction of Clostridioides Difficile (SPARC), a Maryland Public Health-Academic Collaborative: An Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Intervention."
Journal Article | July 11, 2022
opens in new tab"Engaging Patients and Stakeholders in Preresearch: Findings from the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative."
Journal Article | July 16, 2020
Report | January 16, 2020
opens in new tab"Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health."
Report | December 13, 2017
opens in new tab"How Do Health Care Costs Fit into Family Budgets?: Snapshots from Medicaid Enrollees."
Report | November 1, 2017
opens in new tab"The Role of Medicaid and Impact of the Medicaid Expansion for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness."
Report | October 2, 2017
Report | July 7, 2017