Publications included

JaKa, Megan M., PhD uri icon
Evaluation Associate


Joined the Institute: 2018

Education and training: PhD, social and behavioral epidemiology, University of Minnesota; MS, physical activity and health, Oregon State University.

Evaluation interests:

  • Healthcare utilization and cost measurement
  • Patient, member and community-reported outcomes
  • Measuring success of program implementation, treatment fidelity and process evaluation
  • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods data collection
  • Statistical and epidemiologic methods
  • Evaluation methods (e.g., stakeholder analysis, logic model development, needs assessment)
  • Theory-based program design and formative evaluation
  • Data visualization

Current evaluation activities and funding:

  • Program evaluations in partnership with HealthPartners departments such as Primary & Specialty Care, Hospitals, Health & Care Engagement and Office of Health Professional Education
  • Evaluation studies in collaboration with healthcare organizations, philanthropic foundations, government agencies and academic institutions
  • Research studies related to pediatric obesity, care coordination, qualitative methods, behavior change theory, and treatment fidelity measurement



selected publications