Dr. Lei Zhang obtained her PhD in 2010 in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has extensive training in statistical methods and has accumulated wide-raging experiences managing and analyzing data from a number of community- and school-based substance use prevention evaluations, or school-related projects.
Her major work involves evaluation projects in New Mexico, such as BHSD SAPT Block Grant, and Partnerships for Success (PFS) 2015 evaluation, serving as a data manager and lead analyst. She also takes on evaluation work on College Board’s professional development programs in 2018 to assess the effects of the professional development programs on college readiness among North Carolina public high schools.
Dr. Zhang has worked on a variety of data, from complex national survey Add Health data or National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being data to local community-/school-level data; and conducted longitudinal or multi-level analyses to explore changes over time or environment impact on outcomes of interest.