Asma Ali, PhD
Founder and Principal Consultant,
AA & Associates, LLC
Dr. Ali’s work includes developing and implementing strategic evaluation plans to support evidence-based decision-making that advances organization and program goals. Employing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches, she specializes in culturally responsive, participatory, and utilization-focused measurement of learning, behavioral, and systems change. An AEA Graduate Education Diversity Initiative Alumna (2008-9), she has also served on AEA's Culturally Responsive Evaluation Committee, is a founder and co-Chair of the Health Professions Topical Interest Group, and served as Program Chair for the LaRed Topical Interest Group. She is a frequent invited speaker at national conferences on evaluation and measurement topics. Dr. Ali has also served as an adjunct professor teaching evaluation, design-based inquiry, and research methods courses.
Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, MPA
Research Portfolio Manager,
Community & Stakeholder Engagement, Center for Community Health
Interim MPH Field Experience Director, Program in Public Health
Grisel is the Master of Public Health Field Experience Director at the Program in Public Health and the Research Portfolio Manager for Community & Stakeholder Engagement, at the Center for Community Health (CCH), within Northwestern University. Her work aims to support community and stakeholder engagement in health research and evaluation and identify culturally responsive approaches in research and evaluation. Grisel holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs from DePaul University.
Evaluation Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR)
Committed to evaluative work in service of equity, Ada supports organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean monitor, evaluate, and learn from projects, programs, and strategies working towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Her resolve for supporting organizations that work to improve outcomes for underserved populations led her to get her MPH from Columbia University.Ada has worked in research, data management, strategic planning, and evaluation in New York and Chicago. She also has a BA from the University of Chicago in Psychology with a Minor in Human Rights. Outside of work, Ada is happy spending her days exploring Chicago’s neighborhoods and the beauty of Lake Michigan.