Leviton, Laura

(b. 1951, Chicago, Illinois). Ph.D. Psychology, University of Kansas; Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University; M.A. Psychology, University of Kansas; B.A. Psychology, Reed College.

Leviton is a Senior Program Officer for Research and Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Previously, she was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Leviton has contributed to evaluation theory, practice, and the profession in four different areas: (a) her evaluations of community-based health and social service programs; (b) coauthoring the widely used text Foundations of Program Evaluation, with William R. Shadish and Thomas D. Cook; (c) conducting one of the earliest HIV prevention evaluations and, to date, still the largest randomized experiment evaluating methods to encourage safer sexual practices in gay and bisexual men; and (d) ...

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