Michelle Revels, Senior Associate has over two decades of experience in research and evaluation design and has applied her skills in formative, process, and outcome research to a range of policy analysis, program evaluation and health communication projects. As the senior evaluation technical assistance liaison, Ms. Revels provides evaluation guidance to WKKF program staff to support the use of grantee data to monitor and assess the impact of the foundation’s place-based efforts to improve health, education, family economic security and child well-being in Mississippi and New Orleans. In this role, Ms. Revels also provides technical guidance and oversight for evaluation capacity building for Kellogg grantees in both places to monitor implementation and improve the success of their intervention strategies.
Prior to joining Community Science, Ms. Revels was a Principal and portfolio area lead for chronic disease and emerging projects in the public health line of business at ICF, a strategic consulting and management firm. Ms. Revels managed and provided technical guidance to many projects aimed at improving the understanding of health issues disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations and identifying and evaluating policy and programmatic approaches to reduce those disparities. Ms. Revels is skilled in mixed-methods research, including the development, administration and analysis of small and large scale surveys designed for a variety of audiences including general population and healthcare providers. She also has extensive experience developing logic models; conducting qualitative research using literature reviews, document review, environmental scans, in-depth, interviews, case studies and focus groups, and performing sophisticated qualitative data analysis. Ms. Revels is a skilled trainer in focus group research, qualitative data analysis and program evaluation. She attended Hampshire College and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
In her spare time, Ms. Revels likes to spend her free time reading, having good conversation with friends, binge-watching her favorite television shows, but most of all, spending time with her family.