Senior Director of Assessment and Evaluation
Dr. Vo brings deep evaluation and research experience to her work in the Health Systems Science Department and the Assessment and Evaluation Unit. In her administrative role, Dr. Vo will contribute to the development and execution of the School’s educational assessment, evaluation, and research strategies and policies. As a faculty member, she will help students and faculty to build capacity in the conduct and dissemination of educational and evaluation.
Prior to joining the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Dr. Vo served as Director of Educational Research, Associate Director of Evaluation, and Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She was responsible for a broad swath of activities, including the development of infrastructure and resources to support faculty conduct of educational studies; design and implementation of course and faculty evaluation processes; and advising medical students in their efforts to conduct educational program evaluations. Dr. Vo has also served as the Associate Director of the University of California’s Educational Evaluation Center, a multi-campus initiative funded by the UC Office of the President to harness the collective expertise of faculty across the UC system to drive evaluation research that informs policy- and decision-making at the local, state, and federal levels. As an evaluation practitioner-scholar, Dr. Vo has presented her work in a variety of venues, including the AAMC’s Western Group of Educational Affairs Meeting, the Innovations in Medical Education Conference, the American Evaluation Association Meeting, and the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference. Her published work can be found in peer-reviewed journals such as Evaluation and Program Planning and Evaluation: The European Journal. She also serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English; a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in Social Research Methodology; and a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Evaluation from UCLA.