Julia Kohn

Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service

Julia Kohn, PhD, MPA is the National Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she leads the organization’s health services research efforts. She is an experienced researcher and program evaluator with expertise in the areas of reproductive health and teen pregnancy, domestic and teen dating violence, and health policy. She previously served as Interim Director of the Public Policy Program at Hunter College. Dr. Kohn has worked as a researcher for numerous organizations such as the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and the Center for Court Innovation, overseeing the design and implementation of research for both private and federal grants. She holds a PhD in Public and Urban Policy from The New School and an MPA from NYU Wagner.

This course serves as an introduction to those evaluation tools most commonly used to assess the performance of publicly funded programs, in both the public and private sector. Topics include developing and assessing program theory, implementation and process assessment, methods of impact evaluation, and efficiency analysis (cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis). The focus is on critical analysis and understanding of both the underlying programs and their evaluations.

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This course serves as an introduction to those evaluation tools most commonly used to assess the performance of publicly funded programs, in both the public and private sector. Topics include developing and assessing program theory, implementation and process assessment, methods of impact evaluation, and efficiency analysis (cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis). The focus is on critical analysis and understanding of both the underlying programs and their evaluations.

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