• Tiffany Cook

    Tiffany Cook

    Tiffany Comer Cook is the Executive Director at WYSAC. She is ultimately responsible for managing the operation, administration, personnel, and environment of WYSAC. Ms. Comer Cook strives to create a culture of transparency, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also works to ensure WYSAC's research is done on-time, within budget, and adheres to the highest standards of quality and scientific rigor. Ms. Comer Cook has worked in evaluation and research since 2003. Her expertise are in facilitating evaluation planning meetings, creating logic models and evaluation plans, analyzing data, writing reports, and presenting evaluation findings. She received her Master’s degree in Counselor Education in 2006 and her Bachelor's degree in sociology (minor in statistics) in 2003, both from the University of Wyoming. Tiffany is a Wyoming native and attributes her fantastic quality of life to living in this great state.

  • Humphrey Costello

    Humphrey Costello

    Humphrey's current research focus is tobacco prevention and control, and in particular quantitative analysis of tobacco survey data. Previously he has conducted research on health insurance and the uninsured; health cost, quality and access under Medicaid; and the efficacy of DUI intervention programs. He has worked in policy analysis of topics including hospital and pharmaceutical law and litigation; Medicaid, Medicare, and managed care; and mortgage and banking regulation. He has expertise in policy research and evaluation; health policy; traffic safety research; new growth economics; quantitative analysis; data presentation; game theory and formal modeling.

  • Laran H. Despain

    Laran H. Despain

    Dr. Despain has worked on the Synar project and evaluation of Wyoming’s tobacco prevention and control program since 2007. His primary duties have included supervisory responsibilities of the Synar inspections and coverage studies, assistance in evaluating the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program, reporting of findings from the Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS), and preparation of topical issue briefs and fact sheets to communicate data about key tobacco prevention and control issues to lay audiences. He also works on the evaluation of Wyoming’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program and has evaluated projects for the University of Wyoming’s School of Nursing.

  • Laura Feldman

    Laura Feldman

    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.

  • Muneyuki Kato

    Muneyuki Kato

    Muneyuki (aka Shinze) Kato specializes in data management and analysis. His primary tasks at WYSAC are managing, analyzing, and presenting data. He has been working in the evaluation of the Wyoming tobacco prevention and control since 2011. He has worked on the analysis of various survey data including, but not limited to, the Wyoming Adult Tobacco Surveys and the Wyoming County Tobacco Surveys. He usually enjoys drinking good coffee and eating honey-flavored yogurt while he works.

  • 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.