Dr. Macridis serves as vice president for KAI’s research, evaluation, and planning service line. She is a social researcher with more than 15 years of experience and expertise in design, implementation, and evaluation of public health promotion research, programs and policies, using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies to understand complex social problems through a socio-ecological lens. She has served as a project manager for several KAI contracts, including managing KAI’s task order contracts with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to conduct a national evaluation of the IHS 4-in-1 program and to design and implement a national cross-site evaluation for the Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects (COIPP). She also oversees KAI’s Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) contract to evaluate grantees for the Native Arts and Cultures program. She specializes in community and school health promotion programming and evaluation and brings experience across topics including population health and well-being, active living, and community-based participatory research.
Dr. Macridis is skilled in project management, with a track record of managing projects ranging in scale from local to national. She offers skills in knowledge translation and synthesizing evidence to share with a variety of audiences, with an exceptional ability to develop technical reports, peer-reviewed publications, oral presentations, fact sheets, and infographics. She has had several grant applications funded, on topics including increasing physical activity and active living, active modes of transportation, and Indigenous community mobilization training for diabetes prevention. She has held teaching assistantships at McGill University (where she taught about participatory research in health) and at Queen’s University (where she taught about basic human nutrition, program design and implementation, and the study of alcohol and drug problems). Dr. Macridis holds her doctorate of philosophy in health promotion from McGill University, as well as her masters of science in health promotion and her bachelor’s in health studies from Queen’s University.