UMASH uses systematic evaluation to assess the Center’s impact while ensuring effective and impactful use of its resources.
UMASH partners with the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute at the University of Minnesota to implement its evaluation program. In addition to gathering information to improve decision making, prior evaluation efforts have developed tools and resources to encourage UMASH staff to critically assess goals, outcomes, and partnerships. The program has helped to improve monitoring systems, guide strategic planning, and build evaluation capacity among its members.
Jeffrey B. Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPMUMASH Director Former Director, USAID One Health Workforce ProjectProfessor, Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Center Director, Administration and Planning Core, Pilot Projects, Emerging Issues Program, Outreach, Evaluation
Promoting Safety and Worker Health for Immigrant Dairy Workers
Assessing and Preventing Occupational Injuries in Animal Agriculture
Longitudinal Study of Infectious Disease Risks at the Human-Swine Interface
Multidisciplinary Network for Agricultural Worker Health and Safety
Occupational Hazards in Pork Production Associated with Production Practices
John LaVelle, PhDEvaluation Director
My empirical work has focused on the formal development of the evaluation profession, with a specialization on understanding international job markets and university systems that are set up to meet those needs. I have explored topics such as analyzing the international job market for evaluators, the university systems across the world that prepare evaluators, and methods for reaching out to potential applied researchers and evaluators.
Devon CharlierEvaluation and Communications Manager School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Evaluation and Outreach
Erica ShuckEvaluation Research Assistant School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Evaluation Research Assistant