Research and Evaluation Associate
Andra Smith conducts organizational evaluation activities to support foundation learning and continuous improvement, evaluate progress on grants, and carry out applied research projects. Her work supports Interact for Health’s tobacco, communications and Learning Center teams.
Andra earned her doctorate in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the spring of 2021. While finishing her degree, she also completed a Graduate Education Diversity Internship with the American Evaluation Association, focusing on culturally responsive evaluation planning.
She has also conducted research around a variety of public health issues, ranging from teen dating violence to heart failure to adolescent sexual health.
Andra also earned a master’s in public health from UTHealth and a Bachelor of Arts in health science from Rice University. A native of Long Island, New York, Andra and her husband recently relocated to Southwestern Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new foods and watching home improvement shows on TV.
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