Nancy M. McCrohan, Ph.D., has designed and led numerous research and evaluation projects for PPA. She has expertise in program evaluation, research methods and integrity, data management, and statistical analysis.
Dr. McCrohan’s doctoral training was from the Ecological-Community Psychology program at MSU, which is focused on the application of rigorous methodology, community-based participatory research, and contextual knowledge, to solving persistent social problems.
Also notable: Dr. McCrohan was a board member of the Michigan Association for Evaluation (2009-2013), and past chair of the Michigan Public Health Institute’s Institutional Review Board. Currently, she serves on the steering committee of the regional Food Systems Workgroup, and the Research Privacy Board at Michigan State University.
Her research and policy experience includes public health, education, workforce talent, and community economic development.
Dr. McCrohan currently leads a four-year quasi-experimental program assessment of Housing Works, a program conceived by a regional workforce-housing consortium that is designed to provide public housing residents the opportunity to enhance their skills for attainment and retention of employment in high-demand industries.
She also leads the evaluation of a community food hub, and facilitates a workgroup for the Michigan Sense of Place Council.
Prior to joining PPA, Dr. McCrohan was engaged in various public health research and evaluation endeavors, including consultation on the implementation of the Centers for Disease Control’s WISEWOMAN program.