The evolution of consulting in translational team science

Joseph A. Kotarba, Emma Tumilty, Kevin C. Wooten

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The purpose of this chapter is to examine an evolving role in the translational science team: that of the consultant. The role of the consultant has long been a key feature of complex organizations in business and government. The consultant provides flexibility to an organization’s employee base while providing specific expert knowledge and skills in a timely manner. The role of the consultant in Translational Science is innovative largely because they are attached or assigned to particular research teams, for varying lengths of tenure, to provide both basic and applied/evaluative skills to the increasingly central and defining team concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Symbolic Interaction
PublisherEmerald Group Holdings Ltd.
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Symbolic Interaction
ISSN (Print)0163-2396


  • Basic research
  • Consultant
  • Evaluation research
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Team science
  • Translational science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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