Evaluation Core Faculty and Staff

Patrick Barlow, PhD

Associate Director for Program Evaluation

Patrick Barlow, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine and a Program Evaluation Consultant for the Office of Consultation & Research in Medical Education. He teaches Educational Research Methods & Evaluation for the Masters of Medical Education degree program. He joined the UI in 2014 after completing his PhD in Program Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Involvement with ICTS Evaluation

Dr. Barlow began working with the ICTS in October of 2014 during the previous grant renewal process. He has been actively involved in CTSA Consortium at the national level participating in the Common Metrics Initiative as a developer for the Workforce Development metrics in 2015/16, and the Informatics metrics currently under development. He also co-chairs the Evaluation Special Interest Group for the Association of Clinical & Translational Science.

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Maran SubramainMaran Subramain, PhD

Assistant Director for Evaluation

Maran Subramain, PhD, is an Assistant Director for Evaluation for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa. Dr. Subramain is an integral member of ICTS who contributes to the success of the organization through planning, coordinating, and implementing strategies for evaluation of quality and outcomes of programs and services administered by the ICTS as well as strategies for assessing the process of ICTS programs in meeting key milestones.

Prior to joining ICTS Dr. Subramain worked for Public Policy Associates, Inc. (PPA) where he provided expert knowledge in designing evaluation frameworks and data-collection instruments, managing quantitative and qualitative databases, completing technical reports, and in developing and evaluating training materials. Dr. Subramain also previously worked for the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) as an Evaluation Specialist where he provided statewide evaluation support for SNAP-Ed programs in Michigan.

Research interests

Dr. Subramain’s research interests include education and workforce development programs evaluation, training programs evaluation, and health promotion programs evaluation. Dr. Subramain received his bachelor of social science in communication and information management from the National University of Malaysia, his master of arts in communication, and interdisciplinary PhD in evaluation from Western Michigan University.



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