Evaluation Informed by anthropology and by public health
Helen Wasielewski Schaffer, Ph.D.
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I am an anthropologist trained in the application of academic skills to real-world problems. My doctoral work at Rutgers University focused on culture and learning, and used quantitative methods to analyze findings from controlled experiments. These data are discussed in a paper found here.
As a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University, I gained experience in team collaboration, and pursed both experimental and qualitative field research. For more about these and other studies and publications, go to helenwasielewski.com.
Now at the University of Arizona, I am earning a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior Health Promotion (expected August 2020). My MPH program is focused on skills required for advocacy, policy analysis, community-based evaluation, and program planning. Having a doctorate in social science means that I have the competence required to conduct independent research, and the MPH means that I am able to make that work matter. For more about the similarities and differences between anthropology and public health, see Academic / Applied.
I look forward to learning about your program evaluation needs!