Evaluation Assistance Program

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Who we are

The OCTRI Evaluation Assistance Program assists OHSU researchers and community organizations with planning and implementing effective program evaluation. We use rigorous and reproducible methods to measure health impacts and improve the well-being of patients, families, and communities. 

What we do

  • Designing and implementing evaluation plans, logic models, and SMART goals 

  • Selecting and designing measurement instruments, including surveys and focus group/interview protocols  

  • Building evaluation capacity through trainings and technical assistance 

  • Developing communication and dissemination strategies, supporting the translation of research into practice 

As evaluators, we work in partnership with researchers, organization staff, and intervention participants to measure and communicate program efficacy. We also collaborate with and provide referrals to OHSU programs including the Community Research Hub, the Biostatistics and Design Program, and OCTRI Informatics.

Qualitative study design, data collection, and analysis

Our team has expertise in qualitative methods and can help you with your needs in this area. These services range from method selections for your grant proposal to a continuum of project-level supports. If part of your qualitative work involves connecting with community members across Oregon, we can connect you to our community research liaisons.

This video provides a brief overview of sampling constructs in qualitative research.

An inclusive approach to evaluation

At each step of the evaluation process, we strive to honor diversity across programs and participants. We invite you to learn more about our inclusive approach to evaluation.

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Meet our team

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Alexandra Dest, MPH
Evaluation Assistance Program Manager

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Chelsea Ruder

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Gina Beer, MPH