What We Do

The Tracking and Evaluation Core tracks the goals of the NNE-CTR and provides data to the Administrative Core on progress and outcomes across the network. We continuously collect and report on performance data to inform leadership decisions regarding:

  1. Diversity, equity, and inclusion of NNE-CTR activities and network organization
  2. Assessments of short- and long-term outcomes, changes, and impacts of CTR-sponsored activities and research at the individual, organizational, and community levels
  3. Strategies for sharing successes and broadly disseminating efforts to promote peer learning, identify best practices, and document challenges and lessons learned

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Our Approach

The Tracking and Evaluation team follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s program evaluation framework.

An NNE-CTR logic model guides the work, and logic models for each Core area are used to align activities and outcomes. Data reporting focuses on program activities, outcomes, quality improvement, diversity, and dissemination.

Click the links below to view some highlights or browse the latest membership data report!

TEC Highlights and Stories

Infographic showing the 5 aspects of TEC evaluations: program activities, outcomes, quality improvement, diversity, and dissemination metrics.

Investigator Spotlights

These profiles spotlight the innovative and transformative work done by NNE-CTR investigators. Check out all the impactful ways our members are transforming the health of northern New England!

Mentorship Spotlights

These profiles spotlight some of the mentor-mentee pairings between senior faculty and our junior NNE-CTR members through our mentoring program dedicated to helping researchers advance in their fields.


Our Team

Brenda Joly headshot

Brenda Joly, PhD, MPH
University of Southern Maine
Core Lead

Valerie Harder headshot

Valerie Harder, PhD, MHS
University of Vermont
Vermont Lead

Vy Cao headshot

Vy Cao, MPH
University of Vermont
Research Specialist & Data Manager

Kassandra Cousineau, MA
University of Vermont
Research Data Specialist

Carolyn Gray headshot

Carolyn Gray, MPH
University of Southern Maine
Project Manager & Research Associate

Karen Pearson, MLIS, MA
University of Southern Maine
Policy Associate

Kelly Waters, MSE
University of Southern Maine
Research Associate



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