Research Specialist



LGSW (Licensed Graduate Social Worker), West Virginia
MSW, Ohio University
MPA, Ohio University
BA, Social Work, Ohio University

Aimee strives to build on the generational strength of West Virginians. At WVU Health Affairs Institute, Aimee supports the rewarding work of research and evaluation to inform practice and create change.

Over the course of her career, Aimee has gained invaluable insight into the landscape of behavioral health services in rural Appalachia as well as the culture and values of the people who live in the region. Previously working as a clinical social worker with families and young children and serving in program development in Appalachian Ohio, Aimee seeks to amplify ground-level expertise to build strong communities. Her past experiences in rural health care delivery, staff development and training, and nonprofit leadership bring a diverse skill set to serve her project teams.

Serving on the Childrens Mental Health Evaluation team, Aimee supports deliverables through synthesizing data, report writing, and editing. She has strong data collection skills, with experience in facilitation of focus groups and individual interviews with participants of various ages and backgrounds.  

Aimee’s strongest skills with Health Affairs Institute lie in Program Development and Implementation, Program Evaluation, and Survey Research. She has done electronic data collection, worked in call center operations, and facilitated in-person focus groups in rural areas. Aimee enjoys speaking directly with participants, and then creating meaningful ways to share data. She is passionate about collecting data and organizing it in a meaningful way to use results for change.

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