Nancy Eberle is an Associate Researcher with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and is part of the Evaluation Research group. Nancy is currently involved in helping to lay the groundwork for evaluation of the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) project, a $10 million special initiative of the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The LIHF project aims to improve conditions that support healthy birth outcomes and reduce disproportionately high rates of infant mortality among African Americans in Wisconsin. Nancy works with LIHF’s Evaluation Workgroup, which is comprised of representatives from the project’s four partnering communities (Milwaukee, Beloit, Racine and Kenosha) as well as others with interest and expertise in evaluation, to support both cross-site and site-specific evaluation activities. The project is currently in a year-long community action planning phase, and will move into its implementation phase in the spring of 2011.
Nancy has been with the Institute since 2005. Prior to her involvement with the LIHF project, Nancy served as the lead researcher for the “What Works: Reducing Health Disparities in Wisconsin Communities” project. This three-year project was implemented in collaboration with the WI Division of Public Health’s Minority Health Program and aimed to identify and disseminate evidence-based and promising strategies for reducing health disparities. Other Institute projects have included a qualitative evaluation of the Wisconsin Diabetes Quality Improvement Project and assisting with the development of an evaluation plan for the University's new Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
Prior to coming to the Institute, Nancy participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Prevention Service fellowship program where she gained experience in a broad range of public health topics and worked in settings ranging from the local to the federal level. Nancy holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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