Research Associate, ABCD

Lisa is a medical anthropologist specializing in health services research and evaluation in chronic and infectious diseases. As a Research Associate for ACHORD, Lisa designs and manages multiple qualitative and mixed-method studies as well as health program evaluations. In addition, she mentors students, staff, and academics in qualitative research and evaluation methods through consultations, presentations, and written materials. Lisa has expertise in grounded theory, ethnography, qualitative description, and phenomenology and experience working in academic, community, clinical, and private settings.

Before joining ACHORD in 2010, Lisa was a Research Associate at Charis Management Consulting Inc., where she worked as part of a team conducting health research and evaluation at the local, provincial, and national level. As a former Research Associate in the Centre for Health Promotion Studies at the University of Alberta, she managed several multi-method research studies examining the health, social and economic barriers to service utilization among people who inject drugs in Edmonton’s inner city. In addition, Lisa‘s thesis research examined the explanatory models of gestational diabetes among immigrant women and clinical staff at a local Diabetes Outpatient Clinic to improve communication and service provision.

Lisa is a member of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology and the Canadian Evaluation Society. Currently, she is working toward becoming a certified trainer in ATLAS.ti.