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Pre-print of "Personas for the Translational Workforce," an article under the review of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. Manuscript describes the methodology employed in the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) CTS Personas project.


Resource type(s)
User-centered design
Organizational and social issues
Patient-engaged healthcare delivery
Methods and Processes
Translational Workforce
Attribution 4.0 International

Gonzales, Sara
O'Keefe, Lisa Lea
Gutzman, Karen E
Viger, Guillaume
Wescott, Annie B
Farrow, Bailey
Heath, Allison
Kim, Meen Chul
Taylor, Deanne
Champieux, Robin
Yen, Po-Yin
Holmes, Kristi
Twelve evidence-based profiles of roles across the translational workforce and two patients were made available through CTS Personas, a project of the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). The persona profiles were designed and researched to demonstrate the key responsibilities, motivators, goals, software use, pain points, and professional development needs of those working across the spectrum of translation, from basic science to clinical research to public health. The projects goal was to provide reliable documents that could be used to inform CTSA software development projects, educational resources, and communication initiatives.This paper presents the initiative to create personas for the translational workforce, including the methodology, engagement strategy, and lessons learned. Challenges faced and successes achieved by the project may serve as a roadmap for others searching for best practices in the creation of Persona profiles.
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Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
DigitalHub. Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
Date Created
Subject: MESH
Implementation Science
Interprofessional Relations
Qualitative Research
Decision Making, Organizational
Translational Research, Biomedical
Professional Role
Sick Role
Subject: LCSH
User-centered system design
Thanks to, Jonah M. Duckles, creator of the software use icons and Melissa Buote, who designed the personas trading cards.
Grants and funding
CTS Personas is a project of the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health, Grant U24TR002306

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