• Eric Canen

    Eric Canen

    Since joining WYSAC in 2003, Eric Canen has worked extensively in the evaluation field, primarily focusing on the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse. Mr. Canen has lead multiple projects including the Wyoming Prevention Needs Assessment, and the evaluation of the North Dakota Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. While at WYSAC, he has honed his data analysis, and reporting skills; developing innovative methods to automate the creation of evaluation reports and to streamline the analysis process. Mr. Canen, in addition to his research projects, currently serves as the manager of the Center for Health and Education Studies within WYSAC.

  • Lauren Gilbert

    Lauren Gilbert

    Lauren received her PhD in sociology, with a focus in medical sociology, as well as an MPH in Public Health Management in Policy from the University of Florida. Her research interests include the social contexts of health and illness, health disparities, aging and the life-course, and community engagement as a form of prevention. Lauren has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, including focus groups, in-depth interviewing, survey design, and photovoice methods. She is passionate about working with the communities to identify the unique issues and collaborating with the communities to support their solutions. She currently works on the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC) evaluation team for the Wyoming Partnership for Success (PFS) grant and the Wyoming Prevention Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO).

  • Janelle R. Simpson

    Janelle R. Simpson

    Janelle has worked on the evaluations of multiple prevention programs. She enjoys doing research that has a positive influence in the world. Janelle specializes in data management and analysis, survey design, and report writing. She also has experience with building evaluation capacity and providing technical support to program implementers. In her free time, Janelle enjoys traveling, eating good food, and spending time with her husband.

  • Rodney Wambeam

    Rodney Wambeam

    Rodney Wambeam, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center of the University of Wyoming. Dr. Wambeam was principle investigator of Wyoming’s SIG and SPF SIG evaluations and is currently principle investigator of Wyoming’s Prevention Block Grant and PFS evaluations as well as Oregon’s SPF SIG evaluation. He is author of “The Community Needs Assessment Workbook” from Lyceum Books. In his free time, Rodney coaches short track speed skating, organizes Muggle Quidditch games, and acts in his son’s movies.