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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 faculty and students. The OPE activities fall into three categories:

  1. Design and implementation of surveys required for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  2. Data analysis and report writing of CEPH-related data for continuous quality improvement.
  3. Collection and analysis of research administration data, including tracking of proposals, awards, upcoming and pending proposals, and student and community involvement surveys.
  4. 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 Arria

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

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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. Kathryn is the liaison for all OPE requests from faculty and staff.

Supporting Faculty and Students

Brittany Bugbee

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.

Maya Deane-Polyak

Maya Deane-Polyak received her B.S. in Community Health and M.P.H. in Health Equity from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Katie Hippen

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. 

Grace McManus

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

Angelina Bilokon

Angelina Bilokon is a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Audiology (Au.D) within the college of Behavioral and Social Sciences