Developing Culturally Responsive Evaluations
The Evaluation Services Core provides evidence-based & culturally responsive metrics & materials resulting in fruitful collaborations that add value to program efforts. These services help non-profit, government, and tribal entities produce evidence-based, culturally appropriate practices.
The Evaluation Services Core is partially supported by the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research (NIGMS CoBRE P20GM121341).
- Evaluation design and implementation
- Data form creation and database design
- Data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
- Program consultation for improved efficiency
- Consultation on methodology design (logic models and data collection tools)
- Report writing and data visualization
- Needs assessments and implementation in diverse settings
- Practice Culturally Responsive Evaluation
Frierson, H., Hood, S., & Hughes (The 2002 user friendly handbook for project evaluation. National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division of Research, Evaluation, and Communication. NSF 02 057. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/nsf02057_1.pdf
Lowrey, O., Ciampaglio, K., Messerli, J.L., & Hanson, J.D. (2019). Utilization of the Transtheoretical Model to determine the qualitative impact of a tribal FASD prevention program. Sage Open.
Hanson, J.D., Nelson, M., Jensen, J.L., Willman, A., Jacobs-Knight, J., & Ingersoll, K. (2017). Impact of the CHOICES intervention in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies in American Indian women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41(4), 828-835. PMID: 28173632.
Hanson, J.D., Jensen, J.L., Campbell, K., Chaudhary, K.R., & Puumala, S.E. (2016). Epidemiology of substance-exposed pregnancies at one Great Lakes hospital: the case for preconception and comorbidity prevention efforts. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. Jensen, J., Baete Kenyon, D., & Hanson, J.D. (2015). Preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies with American Indian youth. Sex Education.
Hanson, J.D. & Jensen, J. (2015). Importance of social support in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies with American Indian communities. Journal of Community Health, 40(1), 138-146. PMID: 24974087.
Hauge, C.H., Jacobs-Knight, J., Jensen, J.L., Burgess, K., Puumala, S., Wilton, G., & Hanson, J.D. (2015). Establishing validity and reliability of measures for American Indian women: use of “think aloud” and test-retest methods for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention program. Qualitative Health Research.
Jensen, J. & Hanson, J.D. (2014). Use of electronic diaries versus paper diaries in tracking alcohol and birth control behaviors in female college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(Suppl 1), 73A.
Past and Present Partners
- National Institute on Minority Health and Healthy Disparities
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Department of Health and Health Services
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Volunteers of America, Dakotas
- Tribal Partners
- South Dakota Department of Health
- University of South Dakota
Meet Our Team
Susan Kroger, PhD
Dr. Susan Kroger holds a Ph.D. in rural sociology from South Dakota State University and an M.S. in mental health counseling from University of Northern Iowa. She has over a decade of experience in non-profit administration, specifically in programs working with women and children, and working with underserved populations, particularly at-risk adolescents.
Jamie Messerli, MS
Senior Research Specialist
Jamie Messerli obtained an M.S. in forensic psychology from the University of North Dakota. She has expertise in conducting, coding and analyzing qualitative data as well as specialized training in facilitating focus groups.
Alyson Becker, MPH
Senior Research Specialist
Aly Becker has experience working with and evaluating programs that focus on marriage and relationship education, opioid abuse and overdose prevention, equine therapy/wrap-around care, suicide prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and reducing domestic violence. She also works with American Indian communities in the Northern Plains and work with them to provide culturally appropriate materials and to disseminate materials in appropriate methods.
Gesine Ziebarth, PhD
Senior Research Specialist
Dr. Gesine Ziebarth received her M.A. and Ph.D. in human factors psychology with an emphasis on cognition from the University of South Dakota. Her current evaluation work centers on indigenous youth trauma care and after-school and informal science education. She specializes in effective information communication, including data visualization.
Char Green works with American Indian communities in the Northern Plains, specifically assisting with a teen pregnancy study by recruiting, co-moderating and transcribing focus groups. She also provides support for SURE, a summer research internship for American Indians.
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