Clinical and Translational Science Personas: Expansion and use cases

Sara Gonzales*, Robin Champieux, Nicole Contaxis, Andrea H. Denton, Mohammad Hosseini, Alisa Surkis, Annie Wescott, Kristi Holmes

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Twelve evidence-based profiles of roles across the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) workforce and two patient profiles were developed by CTS Personas collaborators in 2019 as part of the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). Based on feedback received from the community, CTS Personas team members collaborated to produce five additional Personas to broaden representation of the CTS workforce and enhance the existing portfolio. This paper presents the rationale and methodology used in the latest CTS Personas initiative. This work also includes an implementation scenario incorporating multiple Personas. Using the new National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy as an example, we demonstrate how administrators, researchers, support staff, and all CTS collaborators can use the Personas to respond to this new policy while considering the needs of service providers and users, CTS employees with short- and long-term needs, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere147
JournalJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 8 2023


  • implementation
  • interprofessional team
  • Methods and processes
  • organizational and social issues
  • patient perspectives
  • persona
  • qualitative
  • technology
  • translational workforce
  • user-centered design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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