Ashweeta Patnaik joined the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources (RMC) as a Social Science Research Associate in May 2013. Ms. Patnaik has over seven years of experience in program evaluation, needs assessment, epidemiological research, health surveillance, and survey design. Ms. Patnaik has substantive expertise in quantitative data research methodologies. At the Center, she conducts outcome and impact analyses for program evaluations in the areas of education, workforce development and human services. Ms. Patnaik also has extensive experience with SAS and STATA software, and provides programming support to the Center.
Currently, she is conducting quantitative analyses, data collection, and data linkage for the impact evaluation of Project GROW (Growing Regional Opportunities for the Workforce), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. She is also conducting extensive administrative data linkage for the evaluations of the Texas Integrated Child Support System and the Urban Fathers Asset Building Project, funded by the Child Support Division of Texas Office of the Attorney General.
Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Patnaik was a Research Associate at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University. She received her Masters degree in Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center and holds the SAS Base Programmer certification.