- Community-based participatory research and evaluation
- Community empowerment and engaging diverse populations
- Health disparities
- Latino health
- Health literacy
- Cross-sector community development initiatives/programs
Ms. Riley has more than 28 years’ experience working in community health education and research focused primarily on health disparity issues in underserved communities. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and has worked with Latino communities in the Denver area as a staff health educator and research program director. Kim has expertise in mixed methods research, including collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative methods have included pre-post outcomes measurement through survey research and prevention services data maintained in client tracking systems. Qualitative methods have included focus group research, key informant interviewing, observational study and studies of community engagement. Kim has also designed and conducted online and face-to-face trainings to assist public health professionals and organizations to build evaluation capacity.
Kim obtained her Masters in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education in June 1991 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology prior to that in June 1986. In September 2017 Kim received her certification in life coaching through the Center for Strategic Intervention and is currently completing Advanced Relationship Coach certification through the same institute. She is also certified in the Art of Feminine Presence to teach workshops to groups of women online and in local in-person gatherings. Kim’s specialty is working with women in midlife who are experiencing transition or struggle in one or more areas of their personal or professional lives and helping them make changes to create lives full of creativity, energy and joy at work and at home.
In her free time, Kim enjoys traveling internationally and spending time with her husband of 30 years and two young adult daughters. She enjoys playing competitive tennis, backcountry skiing, mountain biking and engaging in all things outdoors in the beautiful state of Colorado!