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CTCP Local Program Evaluator Profile Summary
Paula Amezola
Research Manager
University of Southern California
2001 North Soto St.
Los Angeles, California 90033
paulaamezola@gmail.com
4243263319
 
Degrees
Year Institution Course of Study Diploma/
Degree
2002 University of California at Los Angeles Epidemiology MPH

Training
Year Provider Course/Training Title Certificate/
Diploma
2007 UCLA Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research Certificate
2006 Californai Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Partnership Advancement of a Tobacco-free CA Certificate
2006 Hispanos Latinos Unidos en Casinos Advisory Committee Certificate
2006 Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Certificate
2006 National Cancer Institute, CIS CA Cancer Control Certificate
2007 Claremont Evaluation Center Evaluation & Applied Research Methods Certificate

Experience
16 years
20 years
8 /week
Areas of Expertise:  
Program Evaluation: Database Design and Management
Survey Instrument Development
Public Intercept Surveys
Focus Groups
Key Informant Interviews
Observation Data Collection
Online Survey Development
Partnership Evaluation
Network Mapping
Random Sampling
Snowball Sampling
Data Visualization
Report Preparation
Peer Review Manuscript Preparation
Data Analysis: Averages/Means
Chi-Square
Frequencies
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Software Used: Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Back-end management of survey applications for handheld devices (e.g., Survey Pocket, iSurvey)
Public Health Areas: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention
Communicable Diseases
Behavioral Health Settings
Smoke-free Casinos
Tobacco Use Cessation
Coalitions
Community Engagement
Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing
Nutrition
Smoke-free Outdoor Areas
College/Trade Schools
Policy Implementation
Retail Interventions
Secondhand Smoke Interventions
Population Groups: African Americans, other people of African descent
American Indian and Alaska Natives
Hispanic/Latinos
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people
Behavioral Health Care Providers
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
People of low socioeconomic status (LSES)
Rural communities
Youth
Languages: Spanish

Professional Memberships
Time Period Organization Name

Work Samples

References
Name: Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
Title: Associate Dean for Community Initiatives
Phone: 323/442-8208
Email: baezcond@usc.edu
Time Period: April 2006 - present

Availability
Limitations: None
Limited availability for travel
Other: no overnight travel - due to the pandemic
Health Jurisdictions Served: Fresno
Kern
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Madera
Merced
Orange
Pasadena
Riverside
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Tulare
Yolo

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