Research and evaluation

for health and the environment

Steven Lam, PhD, MPH, CE

I offer research and evaluation services as an independent consultant. I have supported community, academic, and governmental organizations in Canada and globally in measuring and improving the impact of health and other development programs. I specialize in results-based management, theory-driven evaluation, qualitative research, survey design, evidence synthesis, and knowledge translation. I am committed to high-quality evaluation, as demonstrated by obtaining a Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society.

I hold an MPH and a PhD from the University of Guelph. My doctoral research explored strategies for integrating climate change and equity into program evaluation, with the aim of ensuring that programs and their evaluations contribute to change in climate-responsive and equitable ways. This research was motivated by my observations from working in the evaluation field and interests in enhancing evaluation practice.

My collaborative work has led to co-produced outputs in One Health, Global Food Security, Environmental Research Letters, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, American Journal of Evaluation, Research Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, and more. I am also passionate about accessible research as demonstrated by publishing research briefs, policy briefs, and pieces to popular audiences in addition to academic journal articles.

If you are looking for research and/or evaluation support and would like to chat about how we might work together, please get in touch.