Plan and Implement Effective Program Evaluation

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Who we are

The OHSU Evaluation Core 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  

  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, including customized data dashboards 

  • 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, OCTRI Informatics, the OHSU Library, and BUILD EXITO

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.

Here is an example of how we worked with a community partner to develop an inclusive data collection and analysis strategy across sexual orientations and gender identities.

Our sponsors

The OHSU Evaluation Core is sponsored by the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, Knight Cancer Institute, and our clients and partners.

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NEW! Data dashboard customization

Data dashboards are information management tools that can be customized to your specific needs.

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Get the takeaway 

Read a one-pager about the Evaluation Core or review our recent work

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Meet our team

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Matt Honoré, MPA
Evaluation Director

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Alexandra Dest, MPH
Research Associate, 

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Amy Wilson, MPH 
Senior Research Assistant,

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Kristina Nelson 
Research Assistant II,