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LaShawn Glasgow

LaShawn Glasgow

Senior Director, Center for Program & Policy Evaluation to Advance Community Health


DrPH, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
MPH, Urban and Environmental Health, Rutgers School of Public Health
BA, English, Johns Hopkins University


LaShawn Glasgow is an evaluator committed to advancing health equity with more than 20 years of experience in the public health field. Dr. Glasgow currently directs RTI’s Center for Program & Policy Evaluation to Advance Community Health and leads evaluations of public health initiatives designed to address chronic disease, social determinants of health (SDoH), and health inequities.

She is one of the multiple principal investigators of the Data Coordination Center for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) HEALing Communities Study, which tests a community-engaged intervention designed to increase the adoption of evidence-based practices for reducing opioid overdose deaths in 67 highly impacted communities. Dr. Glasgow also leads the Improving Social Determinants of Health—Getting Further Faster (GFF) evaluation. This project, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a rapid, mixed-methods evaluation designed to better understand and inform how multisector community partnerships work to improve chronic disease outcomes and advance health equity by addressing SDoH.

Dr. Glasgow’s early career experience includes community health work in Newark, NJ, connecting families exposed to traumatic life events to behavioral health and social support services. She was also a public health prevention specialist for the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health before joining RTI in 2008. 

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