Office of Planning and Evaluation (OPE)

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. First, the OPE designs and implements surveys that are required by CEPH, and analyzes resulting data and produces reports. Second, the OPE collects and analyzes research administration data, and tracks proposals, awards, upcoming and pending proposals, and student and community involvement surveys. The last set of activities involves collecting and analyzing data from various on campus data sources such as 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. 

Director

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 contact Kathryn at kvincent@umd.edu

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.

Hannah K. Allen is a graduate student studying behavioral and community health.

Katie A. Hippen is a graduate student studying couples and family therapy.