The Office of Planning and Evaluation (OPE) is part of the Dean's Office and is directed by Dr. Amelia Arria, with support from her staff and graduate students. The OPE activities fall into three categories:

  1. Design and implementation of surveys required by CEPH, and analysis of resulting data and report production.
  2. Collection and analysis of research administration data, and tracking of proposals, awards, upcoming and pending proposals, and student and community involvement surveys.
  3. Collection and analysis of data from various on campus data sources such as the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA) and the Graduate School.

Other activities of the OPE will be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine whether or not additional funding over and above the core OPE funding will be required. 


Amelia M. Arria received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and completed post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Director of Operations

Kathryn B. Vincent Carr received her B.A. in Sociology from Wake Forest University, and a M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. For questions about OPE's services please fill out a service request form here

Supporting Faculty and Students

Angie L. Barrall received her B.S. in Community Health and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Brittany A. Bugbee received her B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in Community Health, and M.P.H. in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Katie A. Hippen received her B.S. in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a M.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University. She is currently seeking her M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Grace McManus received her B.S. in Family Science and a MPH in Behavioral and Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the Project Coordinator for the Central East TTC grants.

Maya Deane-Polyak is the graduate assistant for OPE. She is currently seeking a MPH in health equity.