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Evaluation is a powerful tool for understanding program and policy outcomes. From the local to the national level, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and foundations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate program effectiveness. The Carsey School of Public Policy Evaluation Program conducts rigorous program evaluation and applied research to provide programs and their funders the information they need to best serve individuals, families, and communities. We also provide technical assistance to organizations seeking to expand their internal capacity for evaluation. 

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Works in Progress

Carsey is the contracted evaluator for the New Hampshire SNAP-Ed nutrition education program for people enrolled in or eligible to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and their schools and communities, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Carsey’s Evaluation Program Director is currently co-investigator on an evaluation of the fidelity, effectiveness, and outcomes of a federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant to implement the Healthy Families America evidence-based practice model in New Hampshire, funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration. The Carsey team is also evaluating an initiative launched by the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and funded by the National Science Foundation to increase knowledge flow across institutions and foster collaborative capacity, in order to identify the factors that support and obstruct realization of collaborative science.

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Research Experts

Evaluation Program Director

Director, Center for Impact Finance

Deputy Director

Program Evaluation Associate

Vulnerable Families and Evaluation Program Research Associate

Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
Master in Public Policy Faculty
Faculty Fellow

Director, Crimes against Children Research Center
Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory
Professor, Department of Sociology
Master in Public Policy Faculty
Senior Faculty Fellow

Program Team Leader, Community and Economic Development, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Carsey School Faculty
Faculty Fellow

Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty

Research Associate Professor of Sociology, Crimes against Children Research Center
Faculty Fellow

Director, Master in Public Policy
Professor Emerita of Sociology
Senior Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work
Faculty Fellow