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 Science and Surveillance

Goldie MacDonald, PhD, MA, serves as the Associate Director for Evaluation in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS). She works closely with colleagues centerwide to advance program monitoring and evaluation across CSELS and in collaboration with other CIOs and partner organizations. Currently, she co-leads evaluation of electronic case reporting (eCR) activities with the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance and will complete a formative evaluation of employee perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion in CSELS this month. She is an active member of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE)external icon, the official source for program evaluation standards in North America. Since coming to CDC in 1999, Dr. MacDonald has co-led multisite evaluations of eCR in eight demonstration sites, pandemic influenza preparedness in approximately 40 countries, Field Epidemiology Training Programs in 10 countries, and community-based chronic disease prevention programming in 42 communities nationwide. For more than a decade, she taught evaluation theory and methods for field personnel at regional events in Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Dr. MacDonald is lead author of Introduction to Program Evaluation for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs; the American Evaluation Association (AEA) recognized this work with the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Government. Dr. MacDonald is a regular contributor to AEA365external icon and has authored three peer-reviewed evaluation checklists released by The Evaluation Centerexternal icon at Western Michigan University.

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