The welcome is a bit delayed, but we would like to share our delight in having Heather Zook join the PDA team as an Associate Evaluator. Heather will graduate in May with a Master of Arts degree in Evaluation Studies from the University of Minnesota. Prior to starting at PDA, Heather worked as a Clinical Research Associate at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where she studied emergency department use by American Indian children and racial disparities in emergency department care. She presented her research at several regional and international conferences, and published an article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
At PDA, Heather primarily works on evaluating the Florida Department of Health’s tobacco cessation programs. She enjoys working with data and developing user-friendly data management solutions for clients. She also loves writing reports and presenting data in formats that are clear and easy to understand for a variety of audiences. She’s clearly a good fit for our team and we’re happy to have her!