Associate Director for Evaluation, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

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Goldie MacDonald, PhD

Associate Director for Evaluation

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Deputy Director Public Health Scientific Services

Dr. MacDonald is currently a Health Scientist in the Office of the Director (OD), Center for Global Health (CGH). She co-led design and implementation of multisite evaluations of Pandemic Influenza programming in more than 40 countries, and Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP) in 10 countries. Last year, the American Evaluation Association (AEA) recognized the FETP evaluation as their exemplar of internal evaluation practice. She teaches evaluation theory and methods for CDC field personnel at regional events in Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Goldie also teaches regularly for the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and CDC University. She authored two peer-reviewed checklists on program evaluation topics released by The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University.

Goldie began her career at CDC in 1999 in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). As a Health Scientist in the Epidemiology Branch, she authored Introduction to Program Evaluation for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs; the authors received the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Government from the AEA in November 2002. She moved to the Office of the Director (OD), NCCDPHP to lead design and implementation of the evaluation of the Steps to a Healthier US Cooperative Agreement Program in 42 communities in the U.S.

Goldie received her MA and PhD from the University of Florida with specializations in Medical Sociology and Gerontology.

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