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Program Evaluation Expert Dr. Debra J. Rog Joins the Rockville Institute as a Vice President

Dr. Debra J. Rog has joined the staff of the Rockville Institute as a Vice President, bringing to the organization her extensive experience in program evaluation research. "I am excited about this new venture and working to help build the Rockville Institute. Homelessness will continue to be a central focus of my research. Two of the projects we will be working on focus on homeless families: one evaluates interventions focused on trauma-informed services and the other examines the exit process for families as they leave shelters."

Before joining the organization Dr. Rog was director of the Washington office of Vanderbilt University's Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement, where she managed a number of multisite research and evaluation projects in the areas of poverty, homelessness, housing for vulnerable populations, mental health, and applied research methodology. She recently led a series of evaluability assessments of childhood obesity prevention projects for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Rog has provided project management and subject-matter expertise for research funded by clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Center for Mental Health Services, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Mental Health Association, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Between 1987 and 1989, she was Associate Director of the Office of Programs for the Homeless Mentally Ill, National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Rog has published and presented widely on mental health treatment issues, program evaluation, and methodological topics and is a recognized expert in evaluation methodology, homelessness, and mental health. She is an editor on numerous books, series, and journals.

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