Volume 53   Number 2 Spring 2020

SCRA Member Spotlight

Edited by Dominique Thomas, University of Michigan

The SCRA Member Spotlight lets us engage our members and highlight great work! Each issue we solicit submissions of accomplishments. We especially would like students, early career scholars, and practitioners to submit their accomplishments and work. Submissions can include but are certainly not limited to:

  • New jobs
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  • Podcasts, blogs, news items that are by or about you
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  • Successful/ongoing projects
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If you are interested in submitting for the next issue, please click this link and fill out the form. We hope to hear from you!


Esperanza Márquez López has received the award for “the best Doctoral Thesis on Latin America 2019” from the Institute of Latin American Studies (IEAL) of the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). The thesis analyzes the factors that influence the implementation of a psychoeducational prevention program of child labor in three educational contexts in Lima (Peru), and was carried out under the direction of the professors Isidro Maya Jariego and Daniel Holgado Ramos, both members of the SCRA.


Susan M. Wolfe, Ann Webb Price, and Kyrah K. Brown edited a Special Issue of New Directions for Evaluation titled “Evaluating Community Coalitions and Collaboratives.” [Spring 2020, Volume 165]. This is the first New Directions issue that has been dedicated to this topic. Chapters and authors in this issue are:

Model for Collaborative Evaluations as a Framework to Foster a Community of Collaborators – Liliana Rodríguez-Campos, Michael E. Mitchell, Rigoberto Rincones-Gómez

Finding the Impact: Methods for Assessing the Contribution of Collective Impact to Systems and Population Change in a Multi-Site Study – Sarah Stachowiak, Jewlya Lynn, Terri Akey

Using a Principles-Focused Evaluation Approach to Evaluate Coalitions and Collaboratives Working Toward Equity and Social Justice – Susan M. Wolfe, Pamela D. Long, Kyrah K. Brown

Evaluating Networks Using PARTNER: A Social Network Data Tracking and Learning Tool – Danielle M. Varda, Sara Sprong

Positioning Health Equity Within a Systems Thinking Framework to Evaluate Coalitions and Collaborative Initiatives – Amy E. Hilgendorf, Travis R. Moore, Alexandra Wells, Julia Stanley

Readiness and Relationships are Crucial for Coalitions and Collaboratives: Concepts and Evaluation Tools – Lauren Hajjar, Brittany S. Cook, Ariel Domlyn, Kassy Alia Ray, David Laird, Abraham Wandersman

Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity and the Evaluation of Community Capacity-Building Models – Margaret Barnwell Hargreaves, Brandon Coffee-Borden, Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz

Evaluation Methods Commonly Used to Assess Effectiveness of Community Coalitions in Public Health: Results from a Scoping Review – Michelle C. Kegler, Sean N. Halpin, Frances Dunn Butterfoss

Evaluating Community-Based Coalitions: An Application of Best Practices to Improve Children’s Health – Courtney Barnard

Lessons Learned Working with Drug-Free Community Coalitions and Collaboratives – Ann Webb Price

New Directions for the Evaluation of Coalitions and Collaboratives – Kyrah K. Brown, Susan M. Wolfe, Ann Webb Price