M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., University of Dayton, Ohio
Colleen Smith is a research associate II at the Georgia Health Policy Center and supports research and evaluation efforts within the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health. Her areas of expertise are in monitoring and evaluation, specifically within the fields of maternal and child health and community development. She also has experience in program design and implementation domestically and internationally.
Smith’s current projects include a partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to evaluate the state’s co-occurring clubhouse model, an impact evaluation of a local strategy to reduce the rate of low birthweight babies in Georgia, and an assessment of a statewide training series on trauma-informed care. Smith also provides support to a rural community development organization in Haiti to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation system using participatory methods and tools.