Andrea Heckert, MPH, PhD, is a Senior Program Officer for the Evaluation and Analysis team at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Heckert has experience employing various study designs aligned with aims, hypotheses, and exploratory guiding questions by integrating various quantitative and qualitative methods. She also is experienced in developing protocols, procedures, and data collection instruments and conducting asset mapping and needs assessment of organizations and communities. She is a seasoned focus group moderator, instructor, and curriculum developer in both English and Spanish.
As a result of her work in grants and contracts management, her contributions to the development, delivery, and evaluation of health interventions, as well as her experience in stakeholder engagement across settings, populations, and health conditions, she is familiar with the culture, structure, operations, and function of research funding institutions, academic institutions, contract research organizations, and community-based organizations.
Heckert received a BA in international studies (specializing in community development and Latin America regional studies) and environmental studies from the University of Oregon, an MPH in community health practice from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and a PhD in health behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.