Nicola Dawkins is a behavioral scientist with expertise in designing and implementing research and evaluation studies. She has 17 years of experience in developing research designs, developing and administering questionnaires and surveys, facilitating expert panels, conducting interviews and focus groups, and performing sophisticated quantitative and qualitative data analysis. She has applied her skills in formative, process, and outcome research and evaluation to many health-related initiatives, and her public health content expertise focuses on obesity prevention, women’s health, health disparities, and community-institutional partnerships.
Dr. Dawkins is highly skilled in evaluability assessment and has delivered several presentations and trainings and prepared manuscripts on the method, including co-editing an issue on the Systematic Screening and Assessment (SSA) Method for New Directions for Evaluation (which received AEA’s Outstanding Publication Award for 2011). She provides technical direction to ICF's research and evaluation community.
Dr. Dawkins has multiple degrees from Emory University: a Ph.D. in Sociology, an M.P.H. in Behavioral Science and Health Education, and an Executive M.B.A. She has also completed coursework toward a Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation from the Claremont Graduate School.