Miles McNall, Ph.D.


Area of Interest

Evaluation theory; collaborative and participatory approaches to evaluation; systems approaches to evaluation; systems change; implementation science

Faculty Information

Miles McNall, Ph.D. is the Director for Community Engaged Research in the office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University.  Miles has 23 years of experience with the evaluation of health and human service programs. He coordinated the evaluation of HIV prevention programs for young men at the University of Minnesota Medical College and guided the development of client outcome monitoring systems for agency programs at Catholic Charities of Chicago. At the CORE Center in Chicago, he evaluated HIV/AIDS care and substance abuse treatment programs and coordinated the agency's healthcare quality improvement efforts. Since coming to MSU, Miles and his colleagues have conducted evaluations of comprehensive community initiatives, school-based health centers, and intensive home-based treatment services for children with severe emotional disturbances. More recently, Miles has been involved in the evaluation of systems change initiatives, including efforts to transform early childhood systems in two Michigan communities. Miles is the President of the Michigan Association for Evaluation (MAE), a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.

Featured Projects and Reports

MESH Project

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