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Staff Profile: Ryan Schooley

Ryan Schooley, M.Ed., Analyst, has experience researching community engagement and community development issues, and working with community organizing coalitions and interventions to increase educational and social development. At Community Science, he assists with literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and report writing for multiple projects related to community engagement, behavioral health, health equity, and sense of community. He serves on the following evaluation teams: a project funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to identify, categorize, and summarize outcome measures for community engagement generally, and specifically, through a racial equity lens; the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health; and the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention’s technical assistance, training, and other capacity building support provided to grantees of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Project LAUNCH and Safe Schools/Healthy Students programs.

Prior to working at Community Science, Mr. Schooley helped implement a survey designed to understand predictors of engagement in faith-based community organizing coalitions, worked on Nashville Organized for Action and Hope’s campaign concerning affordable housing, assisted in a public humanities project that sought to reclaim obscure parts of Nashville’s history, and evaluated Metro Nashville Public Schools’ educational intervention with young students. Mr. Schooley earned his master’s degree in community development and action from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, Mr. Schooley enjoys hiking and exploring the many museums that Washington, DC has to offer.

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