Michael Kohut, PhD

Qualitative Data Analyst

Research Interests

  • Medical knowledge and understandings
  • Decision-making and stewardship
  • Implementation of policies/interventions

Dr. Mike Kohut is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in knowledge transmission, particularly the ways that medical and scientific knowledge is miscommunicated or misunderstood, and how knowledge relates to behavior. Prior to working in medical settings, Dr. Kohut used mixed methods to investigate how opposition to teaching evolution undermined efforts to implement science education standards in public schools in Tennessee. Based on that work, he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Vanderbilt University in 2016.

Dr. Kohut has training and experience in a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, including interviewing, survey design, and ethnographic observation. He recently served as qualitative researcher at Johns Hopkins on a project to promote antibiotic stewardship in acute, ambulatory and long-term care settings. At CIPHR, he lends his skills to qualitative research design, interviewing and qualitative analysis across a variety of projects. He is always happy to review and offer guidance to investigators new to qualitative approaches.