Research and evaluation

for health and the environment

Steven Lam, PhD, MPH, CE

I offer research and evaluation services as an independent consultant. I support community, academic, and governmental organizations in measuring and improving the impact of health and other development programs. I specialize in results-based management, theory-driven evaluation, qualitative research, mixed methods research, evidence synthesis, and knowledge translation. I also teach evaluation management and practice to graduate students.

I hold a Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society, an MPH from the University of Guelph, and a PhD from the University of Guelph. My doctoral research explored strategies for integrating climate change and equity into 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 interests in enhancing evaluation practice.

My collaborative work has led to outputs in One Health, Global Food Security, Environmental Research Letters, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, and more. I have provided leadership and support to a wide range of programs, including those focused on food security, agriculture, global health, mental health, One Health, and higher education, in Canada and internationally.

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.