Research & Publications
Kurt Petschke is a Research and Project Coordinator for Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) professors David Paltiel and Jody Sindelar. He is also the Program Manager for the Inclusion Body Myositis Disease Registry at Yale (IBMR). As a member of the Health Policy & Management Department and the Public Health Modeling Unit, he provides research, technical and administrative support for a number of research projects, studies, and experiments.
As part of his responsibilities, Kurt oversees the IBMR website, Registry, Personalized Index Calculator, and outreach activities for the IBMR project. He also coordinates research projects for Drs. Paltiel and Sindelar, including:
- monitoring and ensuring compliance of their sponsored research projects;
- establishing and maintaining close working relationships with other investigators and their relevant research and administrative staff on collaborative projects;
- participating in research award and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol development, submissions and amendments;
- developing and monitoring project budgets with delegated authority to approve financial transactions for their sponsored projects;
- ensuring compliance with federal regulations and University policies and procedures;
- implementation of online surveys, discrete choice experiments, field surveys, and focus groups;
- assisting with development of content for peer-reviewed manuscripts, scientific and other project reports, project websites, scientific meetings, and conferences as needed.
Prior to coming to Yale in 2004, Kurt was a Grant and Contract Specialist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Office of Sponsored Research Services. He has also been a Transportation Planner/Analyst with the Genesee Transportation Council regional Metropolitan Planning Organization in Rochester, New York; a Service Analyst with the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority; and a Meteorologist Technician with Oceanroutes, a global ship routing company in Sunnyvale, California.
Kurt studied Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, and Geography at Penn State University and then at the University at Albany, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1986.