As a research scientist with the Center for Program Design & Evaluation (CPDE), Sharon O’Connor is an evaluator and project manager with expertise in providing clients with meaningful and actionable results. She is experienced in mixed-methods program evaluation, survey design and analysis, and creating powerful reports that clearly and concisely present and interpret key findings. Working closely with clients and PIs, O’Connor helps shape programs by adding intellectual and research value and providing key input and feedback that allows for mid-stream course corrections and adjustment to the intervention or program content. Instead of just dumping data tables in front of clients and PIs, she analyzes, interprets, and coalesces data from multiple sources to create top-level, digestible, and actionable intelligence that can be used to help a program achieve its goals. O’Connor directs the evaluation plans and activities for several concurrent projects and programs, ranging from 5-year multi-site NIH- and CDC-funded grants to shorter-term federal and state funded programs. She has been an invited speaker at state, regional, and national level conferences, and has contributed to grant applications, funder reports, and publications since helping launch CPDE in 2010. She holds an MS in healthcare research from The Dartmouth Institute, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA cum laude from Simmons College.