Senior Research Associate
Dr. Randi Burlew received her PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan and is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of North Carolina. Randi has several publications and has been a board member for Executive Service Corps, a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a White House Fellow as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. During her time at Philliber, Randi has conducted several multi-site evaluations, as well as neighborhood studies. In addition, she has evaluated a wide range of school and social service-based programs. Randi often leads projects related to education/academic achievement, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, and youth development.
KEY OR RECENT PROJECTS
Healthy Futures of Texas in San Antonio, Texas received a grant to implement and evaluate Big Decisions, a teen pregnancy prevention curriculum in three school districts in South Texas. Philliber is leading the evaluation of the curriculum. The evaluation is using a randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of the program on students.
The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo received a five-year grant from the Office of Adolescent Health to implement school and community-based interventions to reduce teen pregnancy. Philliber is conducting an implementation evaluation to document the project’s reach and is assessing knowledge gains in youth receiving evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention interventions.
The Greater Rochester Health Foundation in Rochester, New York has contracted with Philliber to evaluate an initiative that aims to provide in home services to individuals with COPD and Chronic Heart Failure who might otherwise be served in a hospital but can be effectively served in their homes. The evaluation is focused on health outcomes for patients and reductions in ER use and costs for the hospital system.
The United Way of South Eastern Michigan received a Social Innovation Fund grant to provide fragile families in the Detroit metro area with enhanced access to social services through the Family Checkup Model. Philliber is conducting a randomized controlled trial to document the impact of the Family Checkup Model on families and children.
The Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Wilson Foundation in Rochester, New York have funded seven agencies in Rochester to implement interventions that increase their agencies’ capacity to provide trauma informed care. Philliber is leading the evaluation including analyzing organizational assessments of each agency and tracking indicators related to trauma informed services.