Amy is a global entertainment-education research expert and oversees all research and evaluation activities for PMC from contributing to proposals, to overseeing monitoring activities, and conducting outcome and impact evaluation. She is dedicated to building capacity among staff and partners to understand how, why, and when monitoring and evaluation activities can strengthen our programs. The thread of her work is to make research and evaluation tangible and accessible to a variety of stakeholders – not research for research’s sake, but research we can continually apply and learn from.
Before PMC, Amy was a professor, and she holds an adjunct faculty appointment in public health. She is also an appointed member of the Health Services Advisory Board in the town where she lives in New Jersey.
Amy has been a storyteller for much of her life. She went to a performing arts school from 4th grade through high school and spent several years in New York City as an actor and working in television and film production.
- BFA, Musical Theater (Film Studies), The New School
- MA, Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
- DrPH, Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
- Postdoc in Communication, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University School of Communication
HER FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PMC
Demonstrating how stories can impact the lives of women, girls, families, and communities around the world.
OUT OF OFFICE
Amy and her husband live in New Jersey and are the parents of three girls. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, taking dance classes, live theater, music, movies, and going to her local farmer’s market.
FAVORITE TV, MOVIE, PODCAST, OR BOOK
I just published a book: “Health Communication Fundamentals: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in Public Health.”