Research and evaluation
for global health and our shared environment
Hi! My name is Steven and I’m a public health and evaluation researcher. My research focuses on measuring and improving the impact of global health programs. I’m also a Credentialed Evaluator with 8 years of experience providing research and evaluation consulting services. If you’d like to work together, please get in touch!
How I can help
Design qualitative, evaluation, and evidence synthesis studies to identify practical solutions to health challenges.
Apply results-based management and theory-driven approaches to capture program impacts and learnings.
Tell the story of how and why programs work through diverse outputs to share knowledge and promote collective action.
My interest in evaluation was shaped by my experiences as an ‘accidental’ evaluator. During my MPH (2013-15), I secured a Mitacs award to lead a 4-month research project in Hanoi, Vietnam. Afterward, I was asked by partners to support an evaluation of the larger program to which my project contributed. I found being able to connect with people, understand their priorities, and inform programs to be an immense privilege.
I continued working in evaluation, both independently and with various consulting firms. Over the years, I have carried out 22 consulting projects on health and other development topics in Canada and globally. I specialize in equity and climate change integration into program planning and evaluation. I completed postdoctoral training in science policy at the Public Health Agency of Canada (2022-23; funded by Mitacs) and doctoral training in public health at the University of Guelph (2017-2022; funded by CIHR).
I have worked with collaborators and clients to publish findings in high-impact journals including One Health, Global Food Security, Environmental Research Letters, and Evaluation. I care about making complex ideas accessible and have co-written complementary research notes, policy briefs, and pieces to popular audiences. My goal is to continue supporting organizations in applying evidence-based strategies to address global health challenges in equitable and environmentally sustainable ways.