Third Party Evaluator
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will provide a third-party evaluation of Prevent 2 Protect over the five-year pilot period and work closely with the Hub team to develop evaluation metrics and report on the Project’s accomplishments. The Harvard evaluation will assess outcomes, inform potential statewide implementation, and contribute to the body of knowledge regarding school violence prevention.
Dr. Savoia is a Principal Scientist in Biostatistics and a medical doctor by training. During the past fifteen years, Dr. Savoia has been leading research and training activities at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focused on public health emergency preparedness. She is the co-director of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program for which she has been P.I. of over twenty research and training projects. She is also the founder of the Community Safety branch where she directs research projects focused on youth violence, violent extremism, and the evaluation of reintegration programs for terrorist offenders. She has devoted her professional life to the use of evaluation methods to measure systems’ capabilities in response to large-scale emergencies, and in recent years in evaluating the impact of programs designed to prevent violent extremism and online hate. Full Bio & CV