Session Description: We will be focusing on the evaluating efforts associated with the process of moving from pilot or demonstration projects into widespread practice. Issues associated with this process include the following:
Each of these issues is a possible focus for evaluation research questions. Among these are the following questions are the following:
James Emshoff is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Director of the Community Psychology Program at Georgia State University. He also founded and serves as Director of Research at EMSTAR Research, Inc., an evaluation and organizational services firm. Dr. Emshoff has conducted evaluation research focused on substance abuse, violence, HIV/AIDS, child abuse, community collaboratives, mentoring, delinquency, health promotion programs and issues of dissemination and implementation at the local, state, and national levels. Rita K. Noonan is a team leader in CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. Dr. Noonan has published on a variety of topics including: quality of life outcomes for women and children; the international debt crisis; women’s movements in Latin America; dating and sexual violence prevention; empowerment evaluation, older adult fall prevention; and “translational research.