William Scarbrough, Ph.D.
Dr. Scarbrough has been employed with Macro International, Inc. for 8 years and has combined his doctoral degree in research and program evaluation methodology, measurement, and statistics with 24 years of health, education and human services research, epidemiological surveillance, and program evaluation. His work has centered on education policy and practice, as well as substance abuse prevention and treatment, child and family development research and evaluation; and research and program evaluation methodology (e.g., community program evaluation, meta-ethnographic methods, multilevel statistical models, and mixed-methods evaluations).
Dr. Scarbrough currently manages the US Department of Education’s 5-year Supporting OSEP/PART D Performance Measures contract and is the senior evaluator for the Administration for Children and Families (Children’s Bureau) Project to Provide Data Collection, Reporting, Evaluation and Technical Assistance to Grantees for the Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse. For the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Dr. Scarbrough managed the National Cross-Site Evaluation of the High Risk Youth (HRY) Programs, a project that required multi-level statistical modeling and analysis of more than 4000 cases. Dr. Scarbrough also served as senior evaluation specialist for the Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) Evaluation Support Contract (SAMHSA) and was the senior measurement specialist for CSAP’s Prevention Platform (Decision Support System—SAMHSA) Both of these large support contracts required the design, operation, and assessment of step-by-step procedures for conducting effective program evaluations using a web-based environment. Dr. Scarbrough was also the project manager for the NCES Education Analysis contract and managed many rigorous research and evaluation projects with other Federal agencies (e.g., NIDA and ONDCP) as well as and state substance abuse prevention and special education agencies (e.g., Tennessee Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).