Kim Wittenberg, M.A.
Kim Wittenberg is a Health Scientist Administrator and serves as a project officer for evidence reviews conducted under the Evidence-based Practice Center Program. In this capacity she works with contractors to produce systematic reviews, and with partners who use AHRQ products to develop practice guidelines and inform research agendas and coverage decisions. Ms. Wittenberg coordinates incoming interagency agreements for the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement and facilitates Federal and non-Federal partnerships. In addition, she leads the Program’s performance measurement and management efforts. She is also a member of the Making AHRQ Great Implementation (MAGIC) Committee and leads the Federal Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series.
Ms. Wittenberg has a research master’s degree in biology from Boston University, with a focus in cognitive neuroscience, and nearly 15 years of systematic review experience. Between October 2016 and April 2017, she served as a Special Assistant in the Office of Aerospace Medicine during a President’s Management Council (PMC) Leadership Rotation, where she created processes for identifying, reporting, maintaining, and updating meaningful performance metrics and targets for the Office of Aerospace Medicine's mission-critical goals, and a comprehensive metrics handbook containing the agency’s revised strategic and performance plans. Following the PMC rotation, Ms. Wittenberg founded the Federal Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series to share lessons learned and foster cross-agency connections, collaborations, and sharing. The series has become a cross-government community connecting nearly 6,000 federal employees. Ms. Wittenberg leads the series with the following vision: “Build, retain, and connect a more collaborative, engaged, and capable workforce with the tools and expertise needed to more efficiently and effectively serve the public and, ultimately, go further, faster, together.”