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Anne T. Vo, PhD

Senior Director of Assessment and Evaluation; Assistant Professor

Prior to joining the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Dr. Anne T. 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. Dr. Vo brings deep evaluation and research experience to her role as Senior Director of Assessment and Evaluation, in which she contributes to the development and execution of the School’s educational assessment, evaluation, and research strategies and policies. As a faculty member in the Health Systems Science Department, she helps students and faculty to build capacity in the conduct and dissemination of educational program evaluation.

Dr. Vo identifies as an evaluation practitioner-scholar and has presented her work in a variety of venues, including the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Western Group of Educational Affairs Meeting, the Innovations in Medical Education Conference, the American Evaluation Association Meeting, and the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference. She also serves on the editorial boards of the evaluation field’s flagship journals – the American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation. Her published work can be found in these peer-reviewed venues as well as others, including Evaluation and Program Planning and Evaluation: The European Journal.

Education and Training

  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Years

Selected Prior Positions

2013-2014 Lecturer, Charter College of Education
California State University, Los Angeles
2013-2015

Associate Director, University of California Evaluation Center
University of California, Los Angeles

2014-2015

Lecturer, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

2014-2017

Lecturer, Eisner College of Education
California State University, Northridge

2015-2019 Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2015-2018 Associate Director, Evaluation
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2018-2019 Director, Educational Research
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2013 UCLA Marvin Alkin Outstanding Evaluation Publication Award
2015

Western Michigan University Michael Scriven Outstanding Dissertation Award for Significant Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Methods, and Practice

2017 USC Stephen Abramson Innovation in Medical Education Award
2018 American Evaluation Association Marcia Guttentag Early Career Award for a Promising New Evaluator
2019 Association of American Medical Colleges Western Group on Educational Affairs Computer Resources in Medical Education Award

 

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Christie CA, Vo AT (2011). Promoting diversity in the field of evaluation: Reflections on the first year of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation evaluation fellowship program. American Journal of Evaluation, 32(4), 547-564.
  • Alkin MC, Vo AT, Christie CA (2012). The evaluator’s role in valuing: Who and with whom. New Directions for Evaluation, 133, 29-42.
  • Vo AT, Christie CA (2015). Advancing research on evaluation through research on evaluation context. New Directions in Evaluation, 148. DOI: 10.1002/ev.20156
  • Vo AT, Christie CA, Rohanna K (2016). Understanding evaluation practice within the context of social investment. Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice, 22(4), 470-488.
  • Vo AT (2017). Teaching through discussion: A mixed qualitative methods study of educator facilitation practices in a small group learning context using ethnographic and conversation analytic approaches. Studies in Educational Ethnography, 13, 211-245.
  • Vo AT, Christie CA (2018). Where Impact Measurement Meets Evaluation: Tensions, Challenges, and Opportunities. American Journal of Evaluation. First Published July 13, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214018778813
  • Coryn CLS, Becho LW, Westine CD, Mateu PF, Abu-Obaid RN, Hobson KA, Schroter DC, Dodds EL, Vo AT, Ramlow M. (2019). Material Incentives and Other Potential Factors Associated with Response Rates to Internet Surveys of American Evaluation Association Members: Findings from a Randomized Experiment. American Journal of Evaluation. First Published January 30, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214018818371
  • Chou JC, Schepel IRM, Vo AT, Kapetanovic S, Schaff PB. (In press). Community-based participatory medical education: Using personal narrative writing workshops to foster inter-subjectivity between patients with HIV and physicians-in-training. Journal of Medical Humanities.

Books and book chapters

  • Alkin MC, Christie CA, Vo AT (2012). Evaluation theory: A wider roots perspective. In M.C. Alkin (Ed.), Evaluation Roots: Tracing Theorists' Views and Influences (2nd ed.). (pp. 386-393). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Alkin MC, Vo AT, Hansen M (Eds.). (2013). Special Issue: Using Logic Models to Facilitate Comparisons of Evaluation Theory. Evaluation and Program Planning, 38.
  • Alkin MC, Vo AT (2017). Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z. Second Edition. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Vo AT, Archibald T (Eds.). (2018). Evaluative Thinking. New Directions in Evaluation, 138.
  • Alkin MC, Vo AT (In Press). Fostering evaluation use. In D. Rog & L. Bickman (Eds.), Handbook on Evaluation. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Peer-reviewed presentations

  • Vo AT (2014, November). Impact Measurement Practices in the Social Investment Space. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Social Impact Analysts Association in Toronto, Canada.
  • Vo AT (2015, November). Evaluation in Social Enterprises and Impact Investing— Is “Good Enough” Practice the Ideal to Which We Should Aspire? The Experience across Sectors and Countries. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Vo AT (2016, November). Exploring the Intersection and Synergies Between Medical Education, Evaluation, and Research on Evaluation. Roundtable discussion at the Annual American Association of Medical Colleges Conference in Seattle, WA.
  • Park K, Fox R, Chou J, Schaff P, Vo AT (2017, February). Weight Stigma Reduction Among Medical Students Through Narrative Medicine. Poster presented at the Annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference in Los Angeles, California.
  • Vo AT, Fierro L, Codd H (2017, November). Thinking Evaluatively: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Evaluative Thinking. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association in Washington, DC.
  • Trost M, Vo AT (2018, February). Evaluation of a Trans-Disciplinary Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Course. Paper presented at the Annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference in Los Angeles, California.
  • Vo AT, Schreiber J, Nelson A (2019, February). Engaging Medical Students in the Assessment of Pre-Clinical Curricular Experiences and Faculty Teaching: Strategies and Lessons Learned from the Cohort Model. Poster presented at the Annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference in Los Angeles, California.
  • Agam M, Nelson A, Nguyen DT, Shah I, Stoneburner J, Tam C, Schooner L, Sampath M, Vo AT (2018, October). Keck Online Learning Initiative: Evaluating a Medical Education E-Learning Innovation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association in Cleveland, OH.
  • Racine S, Schreiber J, Barlis M, Vo AT (2019, February). Data Visualization for Decision-Making in Medical Education. Poster presented at the Annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference in Los Angeles, California.
  • Vo AT, Nyquist J, Schreiber J, Teplitz P (2019, March). Promoting Well-Being in Transition to Residency through a Flexible Medical Student Elective. Paper presented at the Annual Association of American Medical Colleges–Western Group on Educational Affairs Meeting in Reno, Nevada.