Karyl applies her research and strategy expertise to leading the women’s health team, while working closely with her clinical and business counterparts. She is a thought leader specializing in service line strategy and program development as well as key trends impacting women’s and children’s services.
Collaborating with Sg2’s service line experts in behavioral health and pediatrics, Karyl helps connect clients in affinity groups related to women’s and children’s services. She challenges organizations to develop evidence-based and data-driven plans for women’s health and pediatric programs by either presenting market-specific strategic opportunities to individual clients or by generating original content on important industry trends for Sg2’s webinars and publications.
Karyl earned a PhD in microbiology and an AB in physics from the University of Chicago. Her doctoral work involved infectious disease research, which she published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. During graduate school, she worked with an early stage biotech start-up to develop a market strategy for a microbial air sampler by performing primary research and researching content for investor pitches. She continues to leverage this background by exploring the strategic implications of clinical innovations related to the microbiome.
Karyl is an active council member of the University of Chicago Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association. She also volunteers for PAWS, an organization that strives to improve animal welfare and reduce the homeless animal population through
a network of no-kill shelters.