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We believe it’s more important to focus on what we give rather than what we receive. We are eager to share our knowledge of human behavior with others.

Kathy Burklow, PhD

Dr. Kathy Burklow is Co-Founder of Sprout Insight. Kathy is a seasoned behavioral researcher and former clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience. She leverages her expertise in human behavior, qualitative research and data interpretation to inform stronger and smarter strategic decisions for her clients.


Kathy obtained her BA cum laude with honors in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati.  Her career journey has provided her with deep experience working in sectors ranging from medical settings and corporate environments to higher education and non-profit organizations. This variety of experiences brings a richness and depth to her understanding of people and the worlds in which they live.


Kathy has published in professional scientific journals and book chapters and continues to serve on dissertation research committees with Psychology graduate students.   She is a Class 36 graduate of Leadership Cincinnati and a board member with the Ensemble Theater Cincinnati.


Kathy enjoys laughing, cooking and immersing in any type of creative endeavor. Most of all, she treasures spending time hanging out with her family.

“Not many people can say that they have worked with their best friend for the past 25 years!”

~  Kathy Burklow  ~

Lisa Mills, PhD

Dr. Mills is a veteran researcher who brings over 25 years of qualitative research expertise to projects. Her experience spans across both for-profit and non-profit sectors, specializing in consumer products, food & beverage, commercial and residential surface designs, health disparities, and higher education. She is a seasoned moderator who connects easily with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.

Dr. Mills began her career as a clinical psychologist conducting research in an academic medical setting where she directed federally-funded health disparity and behavioral health research. She has published her research extensively in peer-reviewed journals.


In 2012, Dr. Mills co-founded Sprout Insight. Her work as a clinical psychologist and research scholar translates seamlessly to her ability to empathize with others, analyze contexts, and work through problems along side clients. 

She has an PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Cincinnati and a BA in Psychology from Mills College. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Stanford University and post-doctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the Division of Adolescent Medicine.


When not working, you will find Lisa creating culinary delights in the kitchen, listening to music and watching sporting events. She loves learning about and trying new hobbies and relaxing at home with her family.

“What a gift to be able to laugh to tears everyday at some point while working!”

~  Lisa Mills  ~

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