The Institutional Evaluation Unit provides evaluation leadership, evaluation technical
assistance, conducts evaluation capacity building, and assesses programs.
Evaluation Planning and Purpose Development
Orientation to Evaluation (“Evaluation 101”)
Evaluation Capacity Building
Logic Model Development
Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection Tool Development
Database Development and Management
Data Analysis, Interpretation, Reporting
Grant Writing Support
We aim to conduct evaluation of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) programs, projects,
and activities to identify successes, challenges and opportunities.
We actively work to identify evaluation needs mutually identified by the evaluation
unit and stakeholders (funding agencies, researchers, community-based organizations,
and target populations representing community, academic, private or federal organizations).
The Evaluation and Institutional Assessment Unit partners with stakeholders to conduct
research, training or service-focused evaluations that are participatory, capacity-building,
and identify emerging best practices.
Training & Education
We train undergraduates, medical students, residents, master’s trainees and public
health professionals to conduct assessment of research, training, and service projects.
Evaluation activities should foster sustained ownership and involvement in a partnership
between evaluators and stakeholders. The time and resources taken to develop an evaluation
plan is necessary to develop and adequately assess programs, services or interventions.
A central aim of assessment activities should be to demystify evaluation such that
it is perceived and operationalized to be essential to program planning, implementation
and measurement, rather than punitive.
The development of replicable, evidence-based programs call for identification of
emerging best practices or recipes for success. Hence, both processes used and outcomes
achieved are necessary to understanding defined success and how it is achieved.
Evaluation results should lead to decisions which may include the formulation of recommendations
for programmatic improvements, practice/policy changes, or subsequent research to
address identified needs.