Nikole Lobb Dougherty

Co-Director, THSS Associate Director, Brown School Evaluation Center

Nikole Lobb Dougherty has a diverse background in research, evaluation, and project management. Nikole’s primary interests include public health and systems-level research and evaluation, health equity, qualitative methods, data visualization, and innovative and effective dissemination and reporting. Nikole has served as the Evaluation Manager of the Health Equity Works initiative since 2014. In this role, she oversees evaluation planning and implementation. Nikole also supports Health Equity Works on its school health initiatives. Nikole previously worked with Dr. Purnell on an evaluation of a school-based health center in the St. Louis region. Currently, Nikole also serves as the Co-Director of a Robert Wood Johnson Together for Healthy and Successful Schools Research and Translation grant, which works with two high-need St. Louis area school districts to determine the key relationships, messages, and systems necessary to make schools healthy environments for learning and development. Nikole is also the Associate Director for the Center for Public Health System Science at Washington University’s Brown School where she facilitates the development and implementation of the Center’s strategic plan, provides overall programmatic and operational guidance for Center staff, and identifies and implements new research and evaluation opportunities and partnerships.