New Epidemiologist Joins REACH Evaluation Team

REACH Evaluation welcomes Teresa McGeeney as their new Epidemiologist/Data Analyst. Teresa will work as a member of its research and evaluation team to direct a federally-funded project involving the development of state- and community level epidemiological profiles related to the prevention of substance abuse and the promotion of mental health. She will also provide leadership and support to an interdisciplinary team of researchers and consultants through a State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW).

Teresa has previous experience in epidemiological analysis as well as program implementation. Teresa most recently worked as the Project Manager at the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) for a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant aimed to reduce disparities among people with type 2 diabetes in Bullitt, Shelby, and Henry Counties. Teresa provided direction and coordination for the project’s implementation, growth, and sustainability efforts.

Prior to her role at KIPDA, Teresa was a Graduate Research Assistant on a research grant co-funded by CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). On this project, she assisted in multiple phases of a community-based epidemiological study of teenage workplace injury. Her Master’s Thesis focused on the hazardous tasks that teenagers do at work, injury, and safety training.

Teresa completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Medical Studies and Arabic from the University of Notre Dame.

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