Karl began his career in public health as a graduate teaching assistant at Idaho State University instructing courses in community health and health education. Upon completing his Masters of Public Health, he began working as the first coordinator of the Montana Diabetes Prevention Program where he had the opportunity to present and publish the results of the statewide implementation teams’ successful adaptation of the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program. These opportunities built connections in the field of diabetes prevention which eventually led him to the University of Pittsburgh and the Diabetes Prevention Support Center.
Since leaving the University of Pittsburgh, Karl has served in a variety of roles in state and local public health including as a Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiologist for the state of Montana, and as Chronic Disease Prevention Program Manager and Surveillance Epidemiologist in Gallatin County, Montana. His experiences in both communicable and chronic disease and state and local health departments provide a unique perspective when evaluating projects and identifying areas of opportunity for public health in Montana. In addition to working at JG, Karl also teaches Research Methods as an affiliate instructor in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine at the Montana WWAMI site.
Karl has an Bachelor’s degree in Biology (2005) and Masters of Public Health (2009) from Idaho State University and Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh (2014). In his free time he enjoys spending time outside with his family, mountain biking and skiing.