This webinar, Getting Started with Evaluation, was hosted by Dr. Carol Runyan, Professor at Colorado School of Public Health. During this presentation, Dr. Runyan provided a foundational overview of evaluation methods, guided participants through the process of designing an evaluation, and reviewed important issues in developing research and evaluation projects in suicide prevention for the Rocky Mountain Research Training Institute.
Dr. Carol Runyan has been, since 2011, Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and Director of the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER). Dr. Runyan previously served as Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Injury Prevention Research Center from 1989- to 2011 and on the faculty at the UNC School of Public Health. Her research, program evaluation work and teaching has spanned numerous topics, including worker safety, traffic safety, safety at home, youth violence, child maltreatment, and suicide prevention. Honored by CDC as one of the 20 most influential leaders in the field in 20 years (2012), she also received a Distinguished Career Award from APHA (2014). Carol has an MPH from the University of Minnesota and PhD from the University of North Carolina where she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in child and family policy, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in injury epidemiology.