• 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).

  • Emily A. Grant

    Emily A. Grant

    Emily has extensive experience working at both state and community levels to address topics such as mental health, substance abuse, veteran issues, and environmental issues. Her expertise in research design and methodology include survey development, qualitative data collection and analysis, quantitative data collection and analysis, community based participatory research, and program evaluation.

  • Timothy Pearson

    Timothy Pearson

    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.