Amber Watson, MSPH, works with the Wandersman Center as an independent consultant for research, implementation, and evaluation after previously holding the implementation and evaluation specialist position. In her work with the Wandersman Center, Amber has employed the R=MC2 heuristic and the Readiness Building System to assess and build organizational readiness in organizations across many sectors. She also facilitated training, technical assistance, and evaluation capacity building to multiple sexual assault projects funded by the Department of Defense (DOD). Amber has conducted multiple evaluability assessments with state and national healthcare agencies as well as acted as a technical assistant provider and evaluation consultant for national TA centers across a variety of prevention fields. She also has worked to develop, coordinate, and maintain process and outcome evaluation monitoring systems for federally funded grants.
Amber has a Master of Science in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina and brings expertise in research methodology, implementation science and practice, and evaluation to the Wandersman Center team. Her professional interests include the translation of research into actionable change and better understanding the impacts that health services, policy implementation, and systems have on individuals and their communities.