Senior Research Scientist, U.S.
Tamara Vehige Calise has led numerous large-scale multi-component initiatives evaluations including the Healthy Incentives Program (MA), the first state-wide electronic nutrition incentive program that assessed changes in access to affordable, healthy foods and the effect on the local economy. She has initiated and contributed to the design, implementation, and oversight of a full spectrum of research projects including the built environment, substance abuse, breast cancer, and adolescent sex education. Tammy has worked extensively with state and local agencies to build capacity in both program evaluation and implementation and has taught graduate-level classes in evaluation at Boston University School of Public Health. She has a DrPH in social and behavioral sciences from Boston University and an MEd and BS from the University of Missouri.