Using Experimental Case Designs to Evaluate and Develop Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Interventions | RTI Tech Talk Webinar
Advancing science and health equity simultaneously is a critical goal of many federal agencies today. Racial and ethnic minorities and other hard-to-reach populations have been historically underrepresented in experimental program evaluations. For programs to be culturally sensitive and responsive, innovations in evaluation design are required.
Join the Tech Talk Webinar, Using Experimental Case Designs to Evaluate and Develop Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Interventions, to learn about recent innovations in experimental case designs (ECDs). ECDs offer key benefits including the ability to employ within-subject experimental methods in communities and populations with small samples; conduct experimental evaluations with reduced time and costs; and provide increased representation of underrepresented populations and communities in developing evidence-based interventions.
Webinar participants gained the following insights on how to advance health equity through innovations in evaluation design:
- recognize existing gaps in conducting culturally sensitive and responsive evaluations;
- understand the ECD methodology and its benefits and opportunities;
- describe project examples incorporating recent statistical and methodological advancements; and
- assess how ECDs can be incorporated into future evaluations.
Meet the Presenters
Dallas Elgin, Research Scientist
Dallas Elgin, PhD, has more than 13 years of experience focused on evaluating the effectiveness, equity, and efficiency of programs and policies designed to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and social determinants of health (SDOH) among children and families. Dr. Elgin has designed and led multiple evaluations for federal and state agencies that use randomized controlled trials (RCT), quasi-experimental, and mixed-method designs.
Laurie Hinnant, Community Health Psychologist
Laurie Hinnant, PhD, is a community health psychologist and senior research public health analyst with more than 23 years of experience evaluating and working with federal, state, and local public health programs. Dr. Hinnant has led numerous evaluations, overseeing multidisciplinary teams in the development and implementation of comprehensive evaluations and the interpretation and application of findings for program improvement.
Kineka Hull, Research Public Health Analyst
Kineka Hull, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience in program planning, implementation, and community organization and building. Currently at RTI, Dr. Hull specializes in developing strategies, interventions, resources, social media content, podcasts, and trainings designed to help prevent risk and promote protective behaviors among adolescents and young adults.
Ty A. Ridenour, Research Public Health Analyst
Ty A. Ridenour, PhD, has two decades of clinical and research experience in etiology, assessment, and methodology related to disruptive behavior disorders, with the goal of improving prevention of these outcomes. His areas of interest and contributions focus on developmental progressions in the behaviors and their risk factors, developing tools to facilitate translation of science into practice (prevention), and ages 8 to 13.
Access resources from the webinar.
- Adolescent and Young Women’s Daily Reports of Emotional Context and Episodes of Dating Violence
- Internet-based incentives increase blood glucose testing with a non-adherent, diverse sample of teens with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled Trial
- Power analysis for idiographic (within‑subject) clinical trials: Implications for treatments of rare conditions and precision medicine
- Toward Rigorous Idiographic Research in Prevention Science: Comparison Between Three Analytic Strategies for Testing Preventive Intervention in Very Small Samples