I am an applied, interdisciplinary social scientist and community psychologist with formal training in community psychology, clinical psychology, and business administration. My research focuses on fostering collective wellness (health and wellbeing of individuals and their communities) through systems-level (organizational and community) improvement. Toward the objective of collective wellness, I develop and study methods that help community stakeholders implement multifaceted interventions in complex settings. I am focused on three interconnected domains of research pertaining to the process, partnerships and supports involved in systems-level improvement. Specifically, I examine:
- How formative evaluation, a particular evaluation approach, can be used to manage and improve the implementation of interventions in complex systems (process).
- Mechanisms for measuring and improving partnership effectiveness in the context of community health improvement (partnerships).
- How implementation supports (e.g., tools, training, technical assistance) can facilitate system-level improvements, particularly in healthcare settings (supports).