Vo established the Keck Evaluation, Institutional Reporting, and Assessment (KEIRA) Office shortly after her arrival at USC. As an institution-funded evaluation unit, KEIRA’s aim is to support the transformation of medical training through research, service, and education. Dr. Vo provides vision and strategic direction as KEIRA’s Associate Director. Prior to joining the USC faculty, she served as the Associate Director of the University of California Evaluation Center. The UCEC was a multi-year, multi-campus initiative funded by the UC Office of the President. It was designed to drive data use and decision-making in education by growing the knowledge base of effective policies and practices at the local, state, and federal levels.
As an educator, Dr. Vo has had the pleasure of working with diverse learners, not limited to traditional and non-traditional students, medical students, fellow educators, program administrators across many disciplines, and clinicians. She has taught graduate-level courses on research methodology and design as well as seminars on evaluation use, theory, and procedures.
Dr. Vo currently holds leadership positions with the Research on Evaluation Divisions of the American Educational Research Association and American Evaluation Association. She co-authored a textbook, Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z (with M.A. Alkin); co-edited a book titled, Evaluation Use and Decision Making in Society (with C. A. Christie); and has published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, and New Directions for Evaluation. She also serves as Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation’s section on Teaching and Learning Evaluation and Director of the Southern California Evaluation Association.
Western Michigan University: Michael Scriven Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2015
University of California, Los Angeles: Marvin C. Alkin Outstanding Evaluation Publication Award, 2013
Metabolic and microstructural alterations in the SLE brain correlate with cognitive impairment JCI Insight. 2019 Jan 10; 4(1). . View in PubMed