Ms. Feldman’s current research primarily focuses on public health and child and youth development. She primarily works in the areas of tobacco prevention and control and chronic disease prevention. She leads the development of the bi-annual publication, Wyoming Kids Count. She also leads or contributes to the evaluations on several other projects, both large and small, that integrate community involvement with public health and education. She has more than 15 years of experience in community, program, and policy evaluation.
Tim Pearson (Ph.D. Colorado State University) is an associate research scientist who came to WYSAC following a 30-year career as an educator. He has lead and assisted in evaluations in education, public health, and prevention. He has experience in the design and analysis of quantitative, mixed methods, and qualitative evaluations. Dr. Pearson is an advocate for using formative evaluation for continuous program improvement. He has experience obtaining IRB approval, developing logic models, writing technical reports, conducting literature reviews, and designing data collection instruments. Dr. Pearson is also familiar with the history and application of quality improvement methods, particularly as they apply to education and health.